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?