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  • ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO BRAINS

    Filed at 6:17 am under by dcobranchi

    A kindergartner is facing expulsion because he brought a pocket knife to school (apparently to open his lunch). *Sigh*

    As an added bonus, check the comments at the end of the article– homeschooling seems to be a hot topic of discussion.

    8 Responses to “ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO BRAINS”


    Comment by
    Stargirl
    November 16th, 2006
    at 7:13 am

    A few weeks ago I taught a homeschool algebra class on a blanket in a field surrounded by chickens. Hanging out with us was an angelic six year old boy who listened intently while whittling a stick with a wicked six inch knife. Gotta love homeschooling.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    November 16th, 2006
    at 7:41 am

    Expulsion could be the best thing for him! Get him away from the zero tolerance craziness and maybe his parents could figure out a way to homeschool.

    Nance


    Comment by
    Christine G
    November 16th, 2006
    at 11:12 am

    Hmmm, which is the “zero brains” part – parents letting a 5-year old have a pocket knife at school (at five his parents SHOULD know what he is doing), suspending a 5-year-old, or the comments on the article?


    Comment by
    Jen
    November 16th, 2006
    at 11:58 am

    All I can say is where are the parents!!


    Comment by
    lori
    November 16th, 2006
    at 11:59 am

    The answer is B: suspending a 5-year-old.


    Comment by
    lori
    November 16th, 2006
    at 12:06 pm

    Of course, now that I’ve read the comments on the article, the answer could also be C.

    Damn these multiple choice tests!

    Can the answer be D: both B and C


    Comment by
    Christine G
    November 16th, 2006
    at 5:55 pm

    I’d say E, all of the above 🙂


    Comment by
    Yvonne Herrmann
    November 16th, 2006
    at 8:53 pm

    It was kind of ironic. The same day I read this article, my daughter was sitting in a one day in-school suspension for SAYING she was going to bring a pocketknife in to show her freind. (We don’t even have a pocket knife!)