Here’s what’s being done to our children in the Federalized government schools:
A 10-year-old Hilton Head Island boy has been suspended from school for having something most students carry in their supply boxes: a pencil sharpener.
The problem was his sharpener had broken, but he decided to use it anyway.
A teacher at Hilton Head Island International Baccalaureate Elementary School noticed the boy had what appeared to be a small razor blade during class on Tuesday, according to a Beaufort County sheriff’s report. …
The boy — a fourth-grader described as a well-behaved and good student — cried during the meeting with his mom, the deputy and the school’s assistant principal.
He had no criminal intent in having the blade at school, the sheriff’s report stated, but was suspended for at least two days and could face further disciplinary action.
District spokesman Randy Wall said school administrators are stuck in the precarious position between the district’s zero tolerance policy against having weapons at school and common sense.
That last paragraph can be translated as: “We’re government employees — we’re not paid to think.”
And what has the boy and his friends learned? Some VERY valuable lessons for his future as a subject of an authoritarian regime:
1) You can be plucked from the crowd at any time, for any reason by the authorities, so you’d better be VERY respectful toward your handlers and not stand out in any way.
2) You will do whatever they say, no matter how unreasonable. There is no arguing with them.
3) You, too, will want to mindlessly follow the rules, just like your immediate handlers. It’s the only way you can feel empowered within such a system.
Don’t imagine for a moment that some error was made here. The school’s web site brags that it’s preparing its victims, I mean, Â students for “a rapidly changing global society.” Big Bureaucracies work hard to ingrain the attitudes demonstrated by the teacher, the deputy, and the school system’s spokescritter. And the apparent submission by the boy’s mother to the random, senseless application of other-worldly rules shows what kind of citizenry the government school system aims to create.
It’s people like her that keep such systems in business.