posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 06:11 PM
This is disgusting and I do not condone it. However, why is it that people are just now getting upset?
Schools were surfing kid's Xanga and Black Planet sites years ago. A couple of years ago there was a rash of stories about kids in high school
disciplined for things on their Myspace pages.
This is despite a 1969 supreme court ruling.
In 1969, the Supreme Court made a decision (Tinker vs. Des Moines) in favor of student's rights to self-expression, noting that "students may not be
confined to the expression of those sentiments that are officially approved. In the absence of a specific showing of constitutionally valid reasons to
regulate their speech, students are entitled to freedom of expression of their views."
Here is a great example a kid posts "You know you go to Lttleton High School when..." Then he was suspended for the responses other people posted.
Littleton Student Suspended
I couldn't find a link, but I remember a local kid got suspended. He posted pictures of him and his family on a hunting trip. He was suspended
because he had "menacing" pictures of himself holding various weapons. The suspension was overturned after an appeal to the school board.
Here is one of a woman denied her college degree the day before graduating.
Where was the fury five or six years ago when this started? The school system has been spying on kids for years. If I was a paranoid man I would say
there might be a conspiracy involved. Maybe it is a conspiracy to train kids to act only the way those in authority tell them to.
As a parent I encourage all parents to march down to the board of education and demand this doesn't happen to their kids. Demand that they respect
the santity of your home and your roll as parent. Demand they respect the rulings of the SCOTUS. If they refuse vote them out. If they refuse to hold
administators responsible vote them out, and engage in a letter writing campaign. Write all of your local papers and state politicians. Then call your
local television stations.
If we do not confront this head on it will only mutate and grow in to something worse than we dare imagine.
[edit on 18-2-2010 by MikeNice81]