Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance Policies

In Indiana, an eighth-grader who realized that he had inadvertently brought a Swiss Army knife to school in his jacket pocket, turned it in to the office as soon as he arrived at school, but was suspended for 10 days anyway. The principal recommended that he be expelled, even though the student had told the truth and done the right thing. Assuming that the point of the no-weapons rule was to keep knives out of school, it had succeeded when the boy turned it in. But the message his suspension sent to other students was probably to keep any weapons hidden and as far away from administrators as possible.

1 comment:

Kristee said...

I love our freedom from such nonsense. I love homeschooling!

BTW, how's it going out there on the left coast? I am in Albany, NY for a BFP training. No time for news...