Just as a psychopath has no conscience, some people seem to be born with utterly no common sense. Consider, for example, the school administrators in this report:
A New Jersey second-grader's drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun has earned him a one-day school suspension.
Seven-year-old Kyle Walker's mom told an The Press newspaper of Atlantic City that her son was suspended for violating the district's zero-tolerance policy on guns. She said her son told her he'd drawn a water pistol.
Kyle gave the picture to another child on the school bus, and that child's parents complained about it to school officials.
The case is not the first in New Jersey in which students were suspended for depictions of weapons.
Four kindergarten boys were suspended in 2000 for playing cops and robbers, even though they were using their fingers as guns.
It's no wonder boys are becoming increasingly disaffected and alienated from our schools. The people that run them have no idea what a boy is and are trying to turn them into something they're not. Either we start weeding out the administrators who make school a form of earthly purgatory for these kids or we start segregating schools by sex and staffing boys' schools with men who were themselves once boys and who understand that you don't suspend a boy from school for drawing a picture of a water gun.
I wonder if Kyle would have been suspended if he'd drawn a picture of two men engaging in lewd conduct. I doubt it. They probably would have put him on the honor roll. No wonder people home school their kids.
HT: Hot Air