Saturday, March 15, 2008

One More Way Democrats Are Ruining Our Schools

Fear the Skittles! A kid was suspended from school for buying a bag of candy. I couldn't make this up:

The principal of a New Haven, Connecticut school has decided to wipe out the suspensions of students who were punished for the sale of a bag of candy, the school district announced Wednesday.

Michael Sheridan, an eighth-grade honors student at Sheridan Magnet School, was suspended for one day for buying a bag of candy at school.

He was also barred from attending an honors student dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president.

A school district spokeswoman said Principal Eleanor Turner agreed to expunge the suspensions from Sheridan’s record and allow him to resume his student leadership post after meeting with his family and the superintendent

School officials said he was punished because he bought a bag of Skittles for $1 from another student.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Liz said...

I never cease to be shocked by things like this. Things have really changed over the years and it's not for better.

March 16, 2008 5:07 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

A student in school today is almost like being in a prison where rules are enforced at all times. This is one of the dumbest articles I've read recently concerning not a student's behavior but the teacher's and princpal's reactions to the event. It's as if a student is under a microscope every second. Gone are the dood old days when children were children and adults were adults.

March 16, 2008 9:33 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

Nothing like this happened when I was in school. think the teachers are going to far.

March 17, 2008 7:49 AM  
Anonymous jl said...

While nothing is to be brought to school to sale, it is not the children who misbehave, in this instance it is the adults. They hang on to every incident as if it is akin to murder.

March 18, 2008 6:41 PM  
OpenID ourvoices said...

I've never understood crap like this. Zero tolerance policies don't work in my opinion.

I agree with Lee, the reaction of the teacher and principal is ridiculous, and I question their ability to be in such a position.

Children can't be children anymore...sadly.

March 19, 2008 9:05 AM  

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