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Just one more reason Liberals shouldn’t be in charge of our schools and public education:
An athletic and academic standout in Lee County said a lunchbox mix-up has cut short her senior year of high school and might hurt her college opportunities.
Ashley Smithwick, 17, of Sanford, was suspended from Southern Lee High School in October after school personnel found a small paring knife in her lunchbox.
Smithwick said personnel found the knife while searching the belongings of several students, possibly looking for drugs. …
The lunchbox really belonged to Joe Smithwick, who packs a paring knife to slice his apple. He and his daughter have matching lunchboxes.
Idiot educators and their “zero tolerance” policies, which remove from them the burden of having to evaluate individual situations to ensure fairness and common sense. Makes you want to find the principle of this school and mule kick him in the junk…
Once again, I maintain my opinion that, more-and-more, public school teacher has become a profession/career for intellectually- and ambitiously-lazy people.
Van Helsing at Right Wing News:
The actual purpose of lowering the boom on someone as totally innocent as Ashley Smithwick? Maybe it’s educational: to prepare her and her follow students for life in a country that has traded liberty for liberalism.
One of the commenters at RWN is spot on:
So thanks to our teachers unions we have an education system where students may be expelled for having cutlery and sharpies but teachers are secure in their positions even after being caught molesting children?
But hey, the problem is that we don’t spend enough money on education, not that we have deep institutional flaws that would be there regardless of their budget.
Back when I was in high school, I carried a 3″-blade Case pocket knife that my grandfather gave me every single day. In fact, just about every guy I knew did the same. And I don’t remember a single stabbing or slashing incident in the 4 years I was there.