My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Shoot Me Now 

It's stories like this one that just make me embarrassed to be a part of the education profession.

Officials at an Arizona school suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun, saying the action posed a threat to his classmates.

The boy's parents said the drawing was a harmless doodle and school officials overreacted.

The drawing did not show blood, bullets, injuries or target any human, . . .

Follow the link to see the actual drawing--it's not even a GOOD drawing of a gun.

I guess what's really sad--if there's any ONE thing that can be isolated for its sadness--it's that a quick look at the school's academic report card show that the school is an excellent school with very high success rates in the AIMS test (Arizona's standardized progress test). Not only that, but the school seems to have only been open for one year, with very low rates of either discipline issues or violence.

This seems like just another case of a school overreacting to a relatively innocuous act of distractedness in class. Calls to mind the story of a little boy and a wolf . . . .

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