February 24, 2005
The Rubber Band Man's "Pricipal"
In yesterday's Best of the Web, the Journal's James Taranto notes an example of the mindlessness enshrined in most zero-tolerance school policies.
At Liberty Middle School in Orange County, Florida, a 13-year-old student received a 10-day suspension and may be expelled after school officials accused him of assaulting a teacher with a rubber band.
Robert Gomez, a seventh-grader at Liberty Middle School, said he picked up a rubber band at school and slipped it on his wrist. Gomez said when his science teacher demanded the rubber band, the student said he tossed it on her desk. After the incident, Gomez received a 10-day suspension for threatening his teacher with what administrators say was a weapon ...
I linked to the Liberty Middle School website and clicked the Administration link. There I noticed that a welcoming statement from the principal, Elisha Gonzalez-Bonnewitz, is entitled "A message from the pricipal [sic]."
Clearly, it's time for President Bush to champion the No Education Administrator Left Behind Act.
LinksSFC Paul R. Smith MoH Tribute
CPL Jason L. Dunham MoH Tribute
LT Michael P. Murphy MoH Tribute
MA2 Michael Monsoor MoH Tribute
MSG Woodrow W. Keeble MoH Tribute
PFC Ross McGinnis MoH Tribute
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
Statues of Servicemen Fund
VFW Military Assistance Program
Wounded Warrior Project
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Adopt A Platoon
Marines-Law Enforcement Foundation
Special Ops Warrior Foundation
America's Heroes of Freedom
Adopt A Sniper
Operation USO Care Package
Operation Military Pride
Books For Soldiers
Vets For Freedom
Gathering of Eagles
Faces of the Fallen
Reagan Presidential Library
Creditsdesign by maystar
template via blogskins
powered by blogger