The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, March 31, 2006

The Class of Stepford High

Earlier in the week, I read a story about a pre-teen suspended from school for getting a mohawk. I can see that, I guess. Not too big a deal, I can see the school wanting to avoid a big headache. Or at least not wanting to deal with dozens of calls from hysterical parents afraid there was a killer on the loose.

But the stories just keep on coming, and they're much more strange.

1. A jr. high student in Missouri was also suspended this week for her own radical 'do. See for yourself. It's about as threatening as an episode of 'Friends.'

2. Tom Tomorrow has several links to stories about Kansas schools using tasers(!) on 14 and 15 year-old students.

Three stories don't make a trend, but in our law and order age, it does make me a little nervous.