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Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School
Slashdot ^ | 11/24/10 | samzenpus

Posted on 11/25/2010 10:45:09 AM PST by Clint Williams

mernilio writes

"According to UPI: 'A Massachusetts school district superintendent said a memo banning sixth graders from carrying pencils was written without district approval. North Brookfield School District interim Superintendent Gordon Noseworthy said Wendy Scott, one of two sixth-grade teachers at North Brookfield Elementary School, did not get approval from administrators before sending the memo to all sixth-grade parents, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported Thursday. The memo said students would no longer be allowed to bring writing implements to school. It said pencils would be provided for students in class and any students caught with pencils or pens after Nov. 15 would face disciplinary action for having materials 'to build weapons.'"


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To: GeronL
No more pencils, no more books,
No more teacher's dirty looks.
Kick the table, kick the chairs
Kick the teacher down the stairs!


51 posted on 11/25/2010 11:30:04 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: GeronL

“Zero Tolerance” = NO BRAINS


52 posted on 11/25/2010 11:30:19 AM PST by BobNative
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To: Clint Williams

Another reason for the separation of school and state.


53 posted on 11/25/2010 11:31:31 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: driftdiver; bamahead; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...
Another thing to thank God for today.

That we still have the freedom to homeschool.

Just when you think you've heard it all, the public schools give you.....

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

54 posted on 11/25/2010 11:32:35 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Sherman Logan

That’s why you just stab them in the neck or under the chin, to incapacitate enough to give you the upper hand.


55 posted on 11/25/2010 11:33:59 AM PST by visualops (Proud Air Force Mom)
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To: Sherman Logan
Only challenge is that your subject is not likely to hold still while you get set up. :)

They don't have to be holding still if you can jab the point between their ribs and puncture a lung (or two). :=) While it may not kill them as quickly, it'll definitely take the fight out of them. (Just be sure to hold the pencil with the eraser in front of your pinky finger so that it doesn't slip through your fingers.)

56 posted on 11/25/2010 11:34:32 AM PST by Bob
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To: Future Snake Eater
But what about paper cuts?

Too right. And then there are the deadly projectile weapons known as "spitballs". Paper clips launched from a rubber band can be deadly as well. Ban them all.

57 posted on 11/25/2010 11:37:24 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Clint Williams

What a retarded person to do this.


58 posted on 11/25/2010 11:38:00 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Clint Williams

Just when I think I’ve heard it all.


59 posted on 11/25/2010 11:38:12 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Clint Williams

Reminds me of Butthead bouncing a pencil off the desk and it landing in Beavis’s eye and saying,”Whoa,that was cool!”


60 posted on 11/25/2010 11:38:12 AM PST by Uncle Meat
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To: Clint Williams

So I guess Mumblety-peg is out of the question?


61 posted on 11/25/2010 11:42:47 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Conservative Tsunami

My favorite crayon color is “flesh.”

My color box has 64 different shades of ‘flesh’ for any ‘race’ that I may encounter.


62 posted on 11/25/2010 11:49:23 AM PST by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: Clint Williams

Pretty soon anyone not chained to a desk except to pee will be considered a potential murderer or terrorist.

This is just where I saw public schools going. They are becoming prisons. Getting kids used to being treated like prisoners. Getting kids used to being forced to follow the most stupid rules ever thought up because the “government authorities” tell you to obey.

Get your kids out of public schools now. Train them with biblical discipline. Common sense discipline. Rules that have good reasons behind them rather than rules that assume they are criminals if they are not ‘complying’.


63 posted on 11/25/2010 11:49:34 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: BobNative

Zero Tolerance: Means never having to say you’re sorry for not having to actually think


64 posted on 11/25/2010 11:51:06 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clint Williams
When pencils are outlawed, only outlaws will have pencils.

It get crazier by the day.


65 posted on 11/25/2010 11:51:22 AM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Clear?

66 posted on 11/25/2010 11:53:45 AM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Thanks for the Laugh!


67 posted on 11/25/2010 11:54:52 AM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: Clint Williams

In high school we used to throw our pencils up into the ceiling tiles to try to make them stick. It was not as easy as you think. This was a tradition that went on for generations and there were thousands of pencil-sized holes in the ceiling.


68 posted on 11/25/2010 11:56:06 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Doomonyou
So I guess that “for safety” we will only be able to use crayons from now on?

And By God, they'd better stay within the lines!

69 posted on 11/25/2010 11:56:38 AM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: GreyFriar
I wonder if he’ll authorize quill pens?

Nope. Don't forget, possession of feathers of birds of prey is a Federal Offense.

70 posted on 11/25/2010 11:58:13 AM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: UCANSEE2

heehee...made me laugh


71 posted on 11/25/2010 12:02:32 PM PST by teenyelliott (www.thewaterrock.com)
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To: jonathonandjennifer

I think goose and turkey feathers were also used, I don’t think those are birds of prey, however turkey feathers would probably be banned because on thanksgiving and Christmast most people pray over the roast turkey.


72 posted on 11/25/2010 12:03:16 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: aruanan

Well, the students should be forced to wear quilted mittens, then.


73 posted on 11/25/2010 12:09:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: Clint Williams

Without writing implements, guess that just leaves readin’, huh? Soon as they ban books, then nuttin at all.


74 posted on 11/25/2010 12:11:03 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: Billthedrill
"Paper clips launched from a rubber band can be deadly as well. Ban them all.

I did that once or twice. Well, maybe more than twice.

75 posted on 11/25/2010 12:14:04 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Still Thinking
In other news, any teacher or administrator caught in possession of a working brain will be prosecuted for theft, since it obviously belongs to someone else.

Post of the Day!

76 posted on 11/25/2010 12:15:39 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: Oatka
And By God, they'd better stay within the lines!

LOL. That's right! And wear your safety goggles!

77 posted on 11/25/2010 12:17:57 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: metmom

I heard about the school that banned mehanical pencils, and pens and said they would issue the students #2 pencils the next Monday. Is this the same school?

I hope all of us pointing out on that first thread that we were stabbed with good old-fashioned wooden pencils in school didn’t contribute to this silliness... I’d hate to give them ideas.

I too, am very thankful that we get the choice to home-school as well. God bless you & yours! Have a Happy Thanksgiving. :)


78 posted on 11/25/2010 12:42:22 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: aruanan

lol


79 posted on 11/25/2010 12:57:33 PM PST by tutstar
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To: Kirkwood

“In high school we used to throw our pencils up into the ceiling tiles to try to make them stick. It was not as easy as you think.” The boys’ division of our class used rubber bands and had no trouble (according to them) making the pencils stick. Maybe they were lying to impress the girls’ division, though.


80 posted on 11/25/2010 12:59:16 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Clint Williams
would face disciplinary action for having materials 'to build weapons.'"

LOL my gosh, there's an incentive to keep up good grades...NOT!

81 posted on 11/25/2010 1:08:18 PM PST by SouthDixie (The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.)
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To: Clint Williams
“I got my pencillllllll...Gimme somethin’ to write on, man.”
82 posted on 11/25/2010 1:17:05 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Clint Williams

Bump for later post.....


83 posted on 11/25/2010 1:17:43 PM PST by colinhester
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To: RichInOC
I still have the lead from a pencil that Ann Jenney stuck in my leg in 1935. She was always a problem.
84 posted on 11/25/2010 1:27:46 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (God made all men equal, Smith and Wesson kept them that way.)
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To: Fred Hayek
Volusia County, FL proposed banning spelling bee's a number of years ago. Logic was stated on a official school district memo: “Spelling is educationally unsound today”.
85 posted on 11/25/2010 1:32:00 PM PST by Captain7seas
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To: Clint Williams

Yet people wonder why our public school system has failed.


86 posted on 11/25/2010 1:32:49 PM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: easternsky
I got stabbed in the leg (accidentally) when in about 5th grade, I still have the lead mark and scar to prove it. That was 60 yrs. ago so pencils have been weapons for quite some time now & never was banned in any of my schools.
87 posted on 11/25/2010 1:34:02 PM PST by GrannyK
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To: Clint Williams

Sounds like these brain damaged teachers have just stepped in #2!


88 posted on 11/25/2010 1:36:45 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Clint Williams

If pencils are outlawed, only accountants will have pencils.


89 posted on 11/25/2010 1:49:51 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
When pencils are outlawed...sorry.
The devil made me do it.
90 posted on 11/25/2010 2:11:47 PM PST by concretebob (White straight conservative male. What else can I do to piss you off today?)
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To: Clint Williams

Had pencil lead in my leg that took about 30 years to work its way out. Never should have tugged that girls hair in music class.


91 posted on 11/25/2010 2:15:06 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Clint Williams; Sherman Logan

Next, they’re going to outlaw reading to protect students from being victimized by “misinformation”.


92 posted on 11/25/2010 2:22:20 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: wiggen
Had pencil lead in my leg that took about 30 years to work its way out. Never should have tugged that girls hair in music class.

LOL, I had my first stitches due to a pencil in a kid's back pocket and rough housing.

93 posted on 11/25/2010 2:32:41 PM PST by LowOiL (War Damn Eagle ! Beat Bama)
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To: Still Thinking

Ok. We can stop right there. Post of the day.


94 posted on 11/25/2010 2:33:13 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Only challenge is that your subject is not likely to hold still while you get set up. :)

They slow down substantially when you drive the bones in their nose into their brain. Course after that the pencil through the eye isn't STRICTLY necessary.

95 posted on 11/25/2010 2:52:12 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: easternsky

Some idiot stabbed me in the hand with a pencil back in 5th grade art class. I had the lead mark for years and years.

Sure, ban pencils but that metal math compass still has a very sharp point. ;)


96 posted on 11/25/2010 3:00:58 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: EGPWS

Toilets - the mechanism for swirlies.


97 posted on 11/25/2010 3:05:10 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: supremedoctrine

Oh, sure, until someone bashes their Etch-a-Sketch over another kid’s head.


98 posted on 11/25/2010 3:09:33 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Captain7seas

And that kind of logic has gone beyond education to our legal system re: Minnesota gubernatorial election recount. One of the esteemed state supreme court judges ruled that the concept of the number of votes counted equalling the number of voters signing in is outdated.


99 posted on 11/25/2010 3:13:43 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Glory, glory hallelujah
Teacher hit me with a ruler
*whatever evil deed strikes your fancy*
And she ain’t my teacher no more.


100 posted on 11/25/2010 3:14:55 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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