posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 02:04 PM
Having read the article and and the responses the following can be stated:
I would like to start with the following quote from the musical 1776, Hopkins: Well, in all my years I ain't never heard, seen or smelled an issue
that was so dangerous it couldn't be talked about.
That speaks louder for this case as any. In our attempts to shield and protect the children, we have forgotten the one thing, and that is the
children. Right now the bad thing is guns, and it is the new "smoking" issue of the day.
These rules, to protect the children, unfortunately will have consequences that no one can really foresee, though if history serves as a beacon and a
reminder, it is going to be bad, and ultimately be a downfall in society at hand. Too many times, in an attempt to better a group, where supression
was used, it either caused damage to the groups psychology or that group sought said items or ideas out creating a black market of sorts. And even in
this country you do not have to look too far to see the long term damage of those policies, that were later reversed, though no one is sure if the
damage can ever be undone.
The damage here is to children, supressing their very nature and creativity, the very essence of what it means to be a child. Young children dream
and dream big, do we stop that cause it violates a rule, when it is nothing more than simple play? Do we allow the rules to get so carried away where
children are simply terrified to go out for fear of breaking some rule that gets them into trouble? Or do we allow for them to be children, to play,
imagine and may grow up to be someone.
Bad rules and policies ultimately have a habit of costing money and this district is going to face that dance, if not now, but in the future. After
all what is going to happen if say a child has a medical condition and ultimately breaks one of the suppression rules, do you punish that child? Is
To the parent, personally I think they should sue and ultimately either transfere their child to another school or homeschool, and encourage the other
parents to follow suit, thus forcing the school district into a situation where it has to address the rules that meet with the parents approval.