My point is that their grandparentsparents (even though they may have her "best interests at heart") are being ridiculous about it. heck... I NEED my computer to make good grades! (and I shouldn't have to ask my mom permission to do homework... that's ridiculous too)
and nobody said she should drop out of school or anything. sheesh! you say she should make worse grades and everyone starts talking about dropping out and how they should have studied harder and everything. one report card with one C or so (it can be a high C... and it doesn't even have to be a report card. just in a progress report or even just a paper or something to get it through her grandparents' head) is not going to make you a trash collector for the rest of your life! ... yet if it works she could get her freedoms back and enjoy them for a long time.
I don't know about you but I'd rather have all C's in ONE report card (again... i'm not saying she should have ALL C's... just one HIGH C would probably freak her grandparents) and get my freedoms back than not be able to use my computer for quite a while...
and what her grandparents are doing is not pushing her to do well, it's punishing her for not being perfect. that's outrageous. Doing that just makes her dislike them even more (she's always complaining about her grandparents :P) and really makes people sick of studying.
the way to make someone do good isn't by punishing them for not being perfect.