Tuesday, April 7, 2009
School days, school days, good old golden rule days... etc.
School today is a little more complicated than readin' and writin' and 'rithmatic.
A Connecticut middle school has banned all physical contact between students. This followed a scuffle in which one student was hit in the groin. So now, the students are on alert that even touching another student in any way will result in penalties, including possible expulsion. So much for "touched you last."
And one high school has cancelled the student's monthly ice cream fundraiser that generated about $500/month to charity. It seems, said the principal,that "there's a regulation in our wellness policy that prevents an activity such as that during lunchtime."
Next thing you know, students won't even be able to bring Twinkies or a guns to class. (Note for the hopelessly naive: that's sarcasm.)