July 23, 2024

News of the Stupid

From just up the road, a high school boy was expelled from school for sharing his asthma inhaler with his girlfrend who uses the same prescription.

I hate to say it, what with all of the educators in my family, but this is exactly the kind of stupidity that happens within a closed government-run system. Does no one in education have any common sense any more?

It’s easy to understand why the boy’s parents do not want to send their son back onto that particular ship of fools.

The irony of it all is that schools have constructed this bizarre labyrinth of rules and procedures to make themselves more effective, while the reason for their poor performance goes unspoken: today’s parents are raising ill-mannered, disobedient brats who have no respect for teachers and other authority figures.

While cracking that nut may be too much for the current generation of liberal, happy-go-lucky, “not my kid” parents, restoring the use of corporal punishment to schools would but the board back into education in a way that is long overdue.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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