Saturday, December 15, 2007

School Silliness

Let me preface this post by saying that I don't think that all institutionalized schools are silly. Some have some great teachers and administration that cares about the students and not just filling the seats and collecting their per student grant money. Some schools see the person behind the desk, rather than just a number.

But apparently that's not the case at Sunrise Elementary School in Ocala, Florida. A 10 year old girl was arrested and charged with felony possession of a knife. Was she threatening another student? No. Was she flashing it around or using it in an unsafe manner? No. She was using it to cut up her food in the lunch room.

What is happening to putting the situation in context? When will the Zero Tolerance madness end?

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