Cream of the crop
That’s what Glenn Reynolds often suggests, especially if the child you’re surrendering to the authorities is a boy. Boy or girl, here’s further evidence of the idiocy of what passes for “progressive” education these days:
Administrators suggest therapy for students disturbed by the seven-year-old’s chewing a Pop Tart into a gun shaped pastry.
The elementary school that was the scene of Josh’s brutally harmless rampage sent students home Friday with a letter describing the incident as if it had actually been serious:
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am writing to let you know about an incident that occurred this morning in one of our classrooms and encourage you to discuss this matter with your child in a manner you deem most appropriate.
During breakfast this morning, one of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class. While no physical threats were made and no one [was] harmed, the student had to be removed from the classroom.
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If your children express that they are troubled by today’s incident, please talk with them and help them share their feelings. Our school counselor is available to meet with any students who have the need to do so next week. In general, please remind them of the importance of making good choices.
The blogger who posted this comments, “[p]retty sure that if your children are “troubled” by another kid biting a pastry into something that looks sort of like a gun and waving said pastry around, you have already failed as a parent.”
I’d point out the irony of the administrator instructing parents to “remind their children of the importance of making good choices.” It is adults making the choice to suspend and expel six-year-olds for pointing fingers at each other while playing cops and robbers, bringing a 1/2″ GI Joe action figure rifle to show and tell, for threatening to blow bubbles at another student with a “Hello Kitty” bubble “gun”, and of course, the choice to panic at the sight of a Pop Tart wielding little boy. These same adults, if they are in administrative positions, usually hold at least a masters and often a Phd in education, which tells you all you need to know about the value of such advanced degrees.
Do you trust these same dolts to make informed, wise decisions on how to teach your child anything? Why?