Thursday, March 13, 2008

More stupidity in education


Eighth-grader Michael Sheridan now understands very clearly that the school system in New Haven, Conn., doesn't pull any punches when a student's actions threaten the very fabric of the education process. Young Michael was removed as vice president of the eighth-grade class, barred from a dinner for honor students and suspended for a day after his heinous transgression. What did he do? Bring a gun to school? No. Threaten a classmate with bodily harm? No. Put a cherry bomb down a toilet? No again. Michael, who I am sure is now feeling much shame, purchased a bag of Skittles from a fellow student. Not crack. Not marijuana. Skittles. Damn him! The school system took its high and mighty action against Michael because he violated a ban on candy sales imposed a few years back as part of the district's "wellness policy." Since he's an honor student, I'm guessing Michael is a bright fellow. Do you think he might have been able to comprehend a simple warning, rather than this ridiculous punishment?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the infamous incident that took place maybe 10 years ago when a Beth-Center student was taken to the magistrate because he had thrown a Tater Tot in the school lunch room. I wonder if that kid, now an adult, is now hiding WMD's -- Weapons of Mashed Destruction?

March 13, 2008 at 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey ... you have to stop these punks before they move up to Reese's Pieces.

March 13, 2008 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Amanda Gillooly said...

Reminds me of the story about a kindergarten student who got expelled for sexually harrassing a classmate. So ridiculous.

March 13, 2008 at 3:47 PM  
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March 13, 2008 at 11:56 PM  

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