When Explorer Matthew Whalen was suspended from school for keeping a pocket knife locked in his car as part of emergency preparations, we learned that public school administrators are nothing more than trained monkeys. I apologize for repeating that statement, because I now realize that we dissed the monkeys.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.
But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district’s zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns.
“His teacher called and said it wasn’t appropriate,” Morales said.
Morales’ 8-year-old son, David, had been assigned to make a hat for the day when his second-grade class would meet their pen pals from another school. She and her son came up with an idea to add patriotic decorations to a camouflage hat.
Earlier this week, after the hat was banned, the principal at the Tiogue School in Coventry told the family that the hat would be fine if David replaced the Army men holding weapons with ones that didn’t have any, according to Superintendent Kenneth R. Di Pietro.
We wouldn’t want the kids to think our heroic soldiers used guns, now would we?
I thought of writing that the teacher, the principal, and the Superintendent in Providence are all birdbrains, but I didn’t want to dis another species. Instead I will just state redundantly – so they have four chances to get it – that they are stupid, dim-witted, and dense nincompoops.
And for my more intelligent readers, this repetitive piece of advice:
Get your kids out of the public school system!