Do schools’ “zero tolerance” policies = zero common sense?

Most school districts across the country have variations of what are commonly known as “zero tolerance” policies. (The name makes little sense given that we’re supposed to place a high value on tolerance.)

In an effort to avoid any accusation of discrimination, “zero tolerance” policies are favored since they eliminate human judgment or discretion.

In some cases and for some offenses, this policy has gone so far that school districts literally don’t care who is the perpetrator of the offense or the victim.  Administrators just give out blanket punishments.

Consider the case of a 14 year-old, Sacramento, California boy with both mental and physical disabilities who was suspended for five days for defending himself. Yes, that’s right. Defending himself.

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Socialists’ plans to control America’s schools

The recent surge in socialism’s popularity has emboldened organizations like the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) to become even more active in the education (indoctrination really) of our children.

Campus Reform reports that YDSA along with the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission have authored an 11-page pamphlet how young socialists can acquire a job in public education.

Their path to success apparently begins with teachers’ unions. Though it hasn’t been considerably pleased with these unions in the past, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) believes it is now in a position to strengthen its “‘presence in them, to help shape, the militancy and political ideology of those unions.'”

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U.S. Constitution: How can we protect it if we know so little about it?

Most Americans say they love their rights formally acknowledged in the Constitution but shockingly, 40% of those surveyed by the Freedom Forum Institute could not even name one of the five freedoms stated and protected by the First Amendment.

Just one in eight could name two. And of the 1,009 Americans surveyed, just one person named all five (they are of course free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, freedom of the press, and freedom to petition the government).

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