Sunday, August 24, 2014

More Evidence of Parental Malpracitice

I've mentioned previously how I love Instapundit genius Glenn Reynolds's term for the sorry state of our public school education system: he says, wryly,  that public schools are so bad, that sending your children there is a form of parental malpractice.  Well, here are exceprts from two recent news stories that lend credence to that view.  First up, from Tennessee, this piece of inanity:
Kendra Turner was brought up right. She’s the kind of kid who says “yes sir” and “no ma’am.”  She was "raised up right," with good manners as they are prone to say around Dyersburg, Tennessee.

So it was not out of character for Kendra to say “bless you” after a fellow classmate sneezed. But that common courtesy landed the 18-year-old in hot water.

Kendra said she was rebuked by her teacher at Dyer County High School and thrown out of class for violating the teacher’s ban on the words “bless you.”
And from  South Carolina, this beauty:
A Summerville High School student who says he was arrested and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun in a class assignment has hired a lawyer.

Attorney David Aylor, who is representing 16-year-old Alex Stone, said his client's arrest over a creative writing assignment on Tuesday was "completely absurd," and is seeking to appeal the suspension and "proceed with the legal issues of [Stone's] arrest."