Do These People Have Enough Common Sense To Teach America’s Children?

At a certain point, you have to start questioning whether people who are this colossally lacking in common sense are competent enough to run a school. Just read this story and you’ll know what I mean…

“A student expelled from Parkway High for a year for having Advil, an over-the-counter pain reliever, will not be allowed to return to the school.

Kelly Herpin and daughter Amanda Stiles, a sophomore, appealed the one-year expulsion to a Bossier Parish School Board committee Thursday night, spending about 10 minutes with the board’s administrative committee behind closed doors.

The committee and the full board voted unanimously to uphold an administrative decision that Stiles be expelled to the alternative school.

…Superintendent Ken Kruithof said after the board meeting that the school system is following a state law that requires a one-year expulsion and being consistent in the system’s “zero-tolerance” policy.

But another school official said earlier Thursday that having medication on campus doesn’t automatically lead to a one-year expulsion. “After an investigation and a hearing then, if necessary, punishment is administered. It could be no punishment,” said Betty McCauley, Bossier schools student services director.”

In my opinion, if you honestly believe a child should be expelled from school for having an Advil, you’re not discerning enough to be involved in the education of children.

I would say, “what’s next,” but off the top of my head I can’t think of anything more ridiculous than kicking a kid out of school because they have an Advil in their purse.

However, I do have a solution to this problem and it’s one the mother of this child touched on…

“I’m not really sure at this point what we’ll do,” Herpin said. “I’m going to have to talk to my husband, and we’re going to have to make some plans. I’m not sure we could afford a private school. We’ve been looking at moving to another area.”

She wants to move her child to a private school, but can’t afford it huh? Well, let’s set-up vouchers and give Kelly Herprin and all the other parents there the option to move their kids to a private school if they so desire. Then the parents who want to risk having their kids kicked out of school for having an Advil can stay on board and the parents who want to get their kids away from the fusspots who run that school can do that as well. It’s a win/win situation for the parents and the kids.

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