My webmaster, John, has all kinds of family and friends who are teachers. His grandmother was a tezcher. His aunt Marilyn was a teacher. His first cousin Barb is a teacher. One of his high school sweethearts teaches too.
But sometimes, I wonder if they’re in the wrong profession anymore.
And what is it with school boards acting stupidly lately?
Six-year-old Zachary Christie was so excited to become a Cub Scout that he brought his camping utensil to school. The tool serves as a spoon, a fork and a knife, and Zachary wanted to use it at lunch.
What Zachary didn’t know was that the gizmo violated his school’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons. And now the Christina School District in Newark, Del., has suspended the first grader and ordered him to attend the district’s reform school for 45 days.
Zachary’s parents insist their son did not intend to hurt anyone, and they are fighting to overturn the ruling.
“Zachary wears a suit and tie some days to school by his own choice because he takes school so seriously,” Zachary’s mother, Debbie Christie, told the New York Times. “He is not some sort of threat to his classmates.”
The school district, in a statement, said rules are rules and defended its decision to suspend the boy.
“At this time, the Student Code of Conduct does not take into consideration a child’s age in a Level three offense,” the statement read.
Fox News is reporting as I write this that this is the THIRD incident in the last few years. One girl was suspended for using a box cutter on an art project — which was provided by the teacher.
And nolw Zach is going to Reform School — REFORM SCHOOL — for thirty days. 9Or, as they call it in Delaware, “Alternative School.”) Oh yeah — a six year old surrounded by gang members — THAT”S a GREAT place for him to be.
And if Zach gets hurt or (God Forbid) killed at the “Alternative School,” Whom the hell do we sue for that?