posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 03:27 PM
It seems to me that all these school shootings and the increase in suicides from bullying increased DRAMATICALLY when "zero-tolerance" took effect.
I have raised two healthy, happy, confident, well behaved teenagers, and now I have a 4 year old that I am getting ready to start all over in the
public school system. I have to say, I am MUCH more worried about my 4 year old starting school than I was with either of my teens. Even when they
started the rules had started to change, but now the rules are getting out of control!! The kids now are picked over with a fine tooth comb. They
don't seem to be able to make a move or say a word without someone over analyzing whatever they are doing.
Kids are kids. My 4 year old loves to run up to my teenage son and yell "bang! Bang," and laugh as he falls on the ground. Then my 4 year old will
run up and hug him and give him a big kiss on the cheek and run away.
It's playful, it's something my brother used to do to my dad when we were little. My brother never shot anyone in real life, nor would he ever.
Zero tolerance is just ridiculous. Might as well just take recess away altogether... Or put all the kids in a line and tell them EXACLY what activity
they can do like a prisoner. That's what schools seem to be acting like nowadays.