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The problem we have is far leftists trying to cram their ideals down everyones throught and make more gun laws which the criminals never have or will abide by. We don`t have a gun problem we have a gang/crime problem.
Political correctness run amok.
Or he might go to the military, or he may forget that he ever played that game in the first place.
You really can`t beat ADHD out of someone, it doesn`t work like that.
What I`d like to know is in these "warnings" that were given at school, was there ever an explanation the child could understand? Was it ever relayed to him in terms he could grasp? For that matter, what alternatives were presented to the child? "Instead of playing guns, why don`t we build a castle with the alphabet blocks?"
There are a lot of great teachers out there, don`t get me wrong; but there are also lousy ones who would rather hop the kids up on Ritalin and let PBS and Discovery do the work.
I think he was being ironic. I remember when I was in daycare I got in trouble for making a gun out of Lego.
The "Zero Tolerance Policy", I believe, is completely retarded.
School is not just a place to program multiplication tables and verb conjugations into developing brains, it`s supposed to prepare children for things ahead of them.
One reason I think we`re getting so effed up is that conflict resolution is being imposed (in some cases preemptively) and then parents wonder when little Johnny had time to make 40 pipe bombs and buy an AK47.
The current model promotes lying and cheating. I can`t count how many times I got in trouble for fighting at school when it was others who were the instigators. What lesson is there? That violence doesn`t solve problems? Sure. But what did the person who started the fight learn? "I can do whatever I want so long as I get someone else to take the fall".
Oh for the love of sex please be kidding...I TOLD you people there`s fluoride in the f*cking water! Stop drinking it!
Get back in the kitchen you backwards f*cktard. You`re clearly an idiot. Clearly someone forgot to remind you that good little girls with vaginas don`t use such awful language. Go back to your cave troll.
Don`t be so sure. The enemy is with-in the gates. We have been fighting the surge of Social Markism with threat of global inhalation while the scourge has infiltrated our educational systems and we are just one "Super Highway" away from a one world goverment.
That`s EXACTLY why they kicked him out. It`s called the feminization (or chickification) of America. The liberals who have taken over the education system want to turn our boys into little pansies who can be easily controlled.
i think all this restrictive stuff is what causes kids to go crazy sometimes. not the lack of it.
He`s a future COD addict.
This calls for a in school visit from Eddie the NRA Eagle and some special education classes by the dumpster for the principal. Where is that bar of soap and a sock.....
Sorry to be kind of an A$$hole, but Amphetamine Salt is another trade name for Amphetamine mixtures, and I`ve never heard of Methamphetamine salts, but the generic name for Ritalin is methylphenidate.
If your point is that these drugs are sometimes sold by the people they are prescribed to, yes that happens. If you`re saying they are the same thing as common street drugs, you`re right. If you are saying that they have similar effects as some street drugs, and that they themselves may be similar in their make up, that`s true, but it doesn`t mean that they`re not useful or effective pharmaceuticals. We even use cocaine in medical settings. If any of what I think you were trying to get at is true, you should rethink how your trying to persuade people against pharmaceuticals. If not, you need to clarify.
Sorry I`m just tired of people us
Treat every finger as if it were loaded.
Do not point at anything you do not intend to, um... point at.
Keep your finger, er... straight and off the trigger-- (ok, forget this one; it just doesn`t work here.)
Keep your finger on safe until you intend to point.
The more kids out there with ADHD, the more meds they`ll be prescribed.
And the more amphetamine salts(Adderall) and methamphetamine salts(Ritalin, Concerta, etc.) they`re prescribed, the more they`ll sell.
Way to go at raising our future to be drug dealers!!! WOO!!
It was pretty stupid to suspend him, considering he was just playing and wasn`t doing any harm. Enough said.And now my comment is long enough.
Hoeschooling "can" be a joke like anything else. It all depends on the temperament and relationship between child and parent/teacher. Private schools may not be lumped into one category because there are thousands of different types ranging from upscale Catholic, to the new age "Artsy" one called Horizons in Atlanta.
Sounds like you have no clue as to what you are talking about. And Montessori is flat out the best BTW; it is now public in North Carolina.
Oh, and what you said was stupid, BTW. Yes... I`m a jerk.
Home schooling, Montessori school and/or private schools are the answer if you don`t want your child getting a piss poor education like this... or if you don`t want to deal with embicile teachers/principals who cannot think rationally.
This reminded me of this joke. I don`t know why.
No people are just getting stupider and stupider. Also the way that reporter talks just fills me with rage.
It comes down to the school system trying to make their jobs easier by controlling the students. I went to an elementary school where we weren`t even allowed to talk at lunch because the teachers didn`t want to deal with a bunch of excited children. Trying to control children like that is stifling, and I can`t express my disgust about it strongly enough.
What is wrong with people these days. The rules are just getting stricter and stricter.
Were I that parent, I would most certainly NOT stand up for the school. I`ll bet anything that she DID have a conversation with the child about `playing guns` and told him to stop due to the potential suspension. No parent wants that. She did her best, I`m sure. I mean, all she really can do is to tell the child that he`ll be punished if he does it again in which case the child, like I said before, only has that little amount of motivation to keep from doing it. It`s not as if he completely understands the negative effects of firearms in our society today and what his innocent little game could potentially symbolize. For the same reason kids keep picking their noses after you tell them not to, I`m sure this kid went back to school and `played guns` again.
As for running to then news, perhaps that wasn`t the wisest decision. However, it`s also possible that she
oh, and saying that you can`t play guns anymore is like saying you can`t play COD or Halo anymore.
If my kid was suspended for actually behaving poorly, then I`d stick up for the school and punish my child. I can`t really tell from this article whether or not the kid was actually out of hand or not.
The mother is being accountable which was suprising to see and the superintendent is repealing the suspension. The parents are getting the kid professional help as well.
I understand why this is a news story, but not why people are going so nuts over it. The kids not a monster and the school system is not filled with facist. Relax people.
They did go overboard but you can just tell he`s a troublemaker! I guess we`ll see when he`s 16. Cause you know we`ll all still be in here. I can see the caption now...
"Remember the 6 year old boy suspended from school?? Yep, you guessed it...."
She often talks about how most children have never been told "no" by the time they show up in her class, and the first thing she needs to teach students is how to control themselves.
She`s definitely against relying on drugs, but will also be the first to admit that for some children, it really does make all the difference.
@rifter,@GosuPaul: Being kindergarten-age means that the kid should know that actions have consequences, or should be taught this lesson. Even if the actions were completely benign, the mother should stand up for the school in (a) notifying the child and the parents there would be consequences if a behavior was continued, and (b) taking action when the behavior continued. Unfortunately, the lesson learned is that he can get mom to talk to the news and bail him out.
She could have avoided this if she had TALKED to the school FIRST.
a) Perhaps he has a handicap and didn`t understand, I know a few people with "listening disorders". b) So he got suspended for "not listening"... Sounds like sombody doesn`t like people who question authority.
Don`t get me wrong, I hate kids. But I hate institutions that treat you like slaves who must follow every order without question or hesitation even more. I`m a thinker by nature, and people who tell me I can`t do stuff can piss off.
Let the kids bring guns to school. If anything, it`ll make life more interesting for everyone there.
Maybe suspension isn`t the answer, but he`s not as innocent as they claim him to be.
Hmmm 1600 on SAT`s valedictorian, All state football and basket ball and you rank top 1% based on your MCAT... wait... what is this? Says here you were suspended from Kindergarten for 2 days because you used your finger as if were a gun? Sorry, you are not John Hopkins material.
What happened to the days when kids were kids and boys were boys? Things like this make me want to reconsider my degree.
I`ve done this at my school and I`ve never got suspended.
Oh, is that you George Washington? Back in your day you could own slaves? Oh! Well by all means, here`s some negroes for you to take home with you.
On the other hand, we have things like this, where things are becoming `ridiculous` over safety, control, etc. A good example would be after 9/11, the kinds of freedoms we no longer have due to stringent preventative measures.
Point is, sh*t changes for better AND for worse. If you don`t like it? Fight. But please don`
By the by, if it seems like I`m purely attacking you, I`m not. I`m attacking the idea that`s inevitably going to appear in this discussion that it`s the mother`s fault for not being able to force the child`s behavior.
I have the feeling that the suspension had less to do with the "guns" and more with insubordination and possibly with his actions while "playing guns."
[Student is suspended]
Mother: This is ridiculous!