Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools
I really feel the "Zero Tolerance" approach popular in schools over the last decade or 2 is extremely irrational. They tend to be over major sensationalized news stories - the big 3 are weapons, drugs and sexual harrasment. The problem is "zero tolerance" is often "zero common sense" - and many of the school administrators carrying them out seem to have their head so far up their ass their stomachs bulge. Most of us have seen the stories too -it's one thing to make sure they are bringing in guns, illegal or non-prescribed prescription drugs (or selling their ritallin) or keeping teen boys from harrassing the girls - but some of what happens is just ridiculous - such as kids getting suspended or expelled for a small scissors or nail clipper. And others suspended or expelled for having mild OTC medicine - in at least one case an elementary school boy was suspended for having candy that SOMEONE COULD POSSIBLY MISTAKE FOR PILLS IF THEY DIDN'T LOOK CLOSELY! Then their was a 6 year old boy suspended for slapping a 6 year old girl on the butt and a kindergarten boy suspended for looking at the teacher's boobs when she hugged him. Is it just me or is the US getting stupider and stupider all the time? I'm starting to think that movie "Idiocracy" was optimistic.
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