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Why some people shouldn't be in education: Hang that Cub Scout terrorist!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ScribePharisee, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member


    A complete and utter joke.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see the actual article on that. 45 days?
  3. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Well, here is the NY Times article on it.

    Seems fairly straight forward. No knives in school. The kid brought a knife. It seems a bit harsh to run a kid for 45 days for what is likely a completely innocent mistake.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This is why the law-and-order folks like mandatory minimum punishments and zero tolerance policies so much.

    Takes the human equation and the activist judges and principals right out of the mix.
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Either you're in favor of zero-tolerance policies, or you're not. Zero tolerance means exactly that. No exceptions. Think this case is stupid? Then you think zero-tolerance policies are stupid.

    By the way, there's this:

    Remember, that's no exceptions. Not 'no exceptions, except for cute white kids.'
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Zero tolerance policies are stupid.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I like them because then you don't have to worry about getting good people into important jobs. Takes that human element right out of it.
  8. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Word for word, yo.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Do you have a zero tolerance policy against zero tolerance policies?
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    It's a soft zero tolerancy against zero tolerancy policies.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    An uproar among parents? WTF?
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    From the same story:

    For Delaware, Zachary’s case is especially frustrating because last year state lawmakers tried to make disciplinary rules more flexible by giving local boards authority to, “on a case-by-case basis, modify the terms of the expulsion.”
    The law was introduced after a third-grade girl was expelled for a year because her grandmother had sent a birthday cake to school, along with a knife to cut it. The teacher called the principal — but not before using the knife to cut and serve the cake.

    Freaking morons are running the school system in Delaware.
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