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Itís a Fork, Itís a Spoon, Itís a ... Weapon?
New York Times ^ | October 11, 2009 | Ian Urbina

Posted on 10/12/2009 5:54:24 AM PDT by reaganaut1

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To: stinkerpot65

The principal of the school is named Denise Schwartz.


151 posted on 10/13/2009 2:12:42 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies. God Loves Ptarmigans)
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He added that there is no evidence that zero-tolerance policies make schools safer.

If they don't work, then there is another reason for this railroading. My guess is that school administrators own stock in the alternative schools and get money per head.

152 posted on 10/13/2009 2:17:42 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.vacinfo.org/)
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To: 11Bush
She was not amused, but the rest of the table howled in laughter.

Can't fix stupid, eh?

153 posted on 10/13/2009 2:33:51 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.vacinfo.org/)
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To: reaganaut1

It has always been interesting to me that the best plan that enlightened, progressive, highly educated educators could come up with was “zero tolerance” ...


154 posted on 10/13/2009 3:10:53 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: reaganaut1

The school board ALMOST got hounded into sanity. They held an emergency meeting in which they changed the mandatory “weapons” punishment for kindergarteners and first graders to a mere 3-5 day suspension instead of 45 (apparently 2nd graders and up still get 45 days for bringing ordinary eating utensils to school).

If I was the kid’s mother, I’d be inclined to pick up a sharp pencil and forcefully stab the nearest board member who failed to speak up for eliminating the mandatory suspension entirely. Some things are worth going to jail for. She’s got the national media focused on this — perfect time to make the “point” that under this idiotic rule pencils and pens also need to be classified as “weapons”.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,565640,00.html


155 posted on 10/13/2009 10:38:54 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: stinkerpot65
I hear it's dangerous territory between her and a buffet table.

Nam Vet

156 posted on 10/13/2009 10:49:35 PM PDT by Nam Vet ("Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, Wherever you are ! ")
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To: Iron Munro

...or get into a quick game of ‘mumbly peg’ with it at recess or lunch!


157 posted on 10/14/2009 12:16:30 AM PDT by bobby.223
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...or get into a quick game of ‘mumbly peg’ with it at recess or lunch!

I remember that so well!!

Celebrate diversity while we are being dragged down to the lowest common denominator.

158 posted on 10/14/2009 5:34:29 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When seconds count, the police are only minutes away)
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What a Borg school district. Mistakes will not be tolerated. You Vill be assimilated. What happens when kids fail their classes. Do they shoot them? /sarc

The administration should all get as much scorn and embarassment the public can heap on them for their paranoid schizophrenic idiocy. They have totally lost their perspective, and are unfit to educate anybody.

159 posted on 10/15/2009 8:32:10 AM PDT by pray4liberty (http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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