Zero Tolerance Means Zero Thinking

August 29th, 2012

When I was kid I was sent home because of “zero tolerance” rules twice. Once because I brought a Star Trek action figure to school that had a little plastic phaser rifle, and once because I had a can opener. I thought I had seen it all. But I never thought anyone could construe crossed fingers as a weapon, but now they have.

In Nebraska the Grand Island Public School is banning a three-year-old deaf boy from signing his own name because they say the gesture of crossing his index and middle fingers resembles a gun. And under policy 8470 any student possessing anything that “looks like a weapon” will be “subject to mandatory suspension or expulsion procedures.

Is there anything else to say? You’d have to a colossal imbecile to think that was a good idea; so I can only assume every teacher and administrator that allowed this decision to go forward unopposed is a buffoon of the highest order… and yet they are tasked with educating children.

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About the Author: Davi Barker

In grade school Davi refused to recite the pledge of allegiance because he didn't understand what it meant. He was ordered to do as he was told. In college he spent hours scouring through the congressional record trying to understand this strange machine. That's where he discovered Dr. Ron Paul. In 2007 he joined the End The Fed movement and found a political home with the libertarians. The Declaration of Independence claims that the government derives its power “from the consent of the governed." He does not consent.