Two state lawmakers -- and more than 170,000 people on social networking sites -- have lined up to support a Connecticut teen who remains banned from his senior prom following Thursday's announcement that the decision to keep him out will not be reversed.So eventually 193,000 people joined in support, and eventually the administration reversed its decision.
What is wrong with you people?
Was the punishment fair? No. Guess what -- the punishment never fits the crime. Ever. Please tell me when it does. Carl explores this topic in his review of Canadian and United States expulsion policies. (Oh yes, if you are a Sikh feel free to threaten your classmates with a dagger.)
So now that the kid gets to go to his prom after all, what did he learn? Maybe that the squeaky wheel gets the grease... but I doubt it... he probably thinks he got justice or something stupid like that.
Instead, he could have learned any of the following lessons:
1. If you break the rules, there will be consequences.
2. Life isn't fair, sometimes you lose for no good reason.
3. Respecting authority is important.
The whole thing stinks. Look, the child isn't a minor, he is 18 years old. So he should be able to handle some consequences of his actions. Even if a minor, he is old enough to know right from wrong. He deliberately broke the rules, and now he got away with it. Actually now I think he is more likely to claim temporary insanity in committing a felony. Work the system! What a horrible example the administration is. They buckled under the pressure.
Basically everyone in this story is exhibiting what is wrong with America. People if you don't like the public schools, put your kids in a private one. Lawmakers, if you don't like the administration's policies then pass a law to change them, but back up the public school administration no matter what. Kids, if you break the rules, expect to pay the price. Oh Yes, if you are one of the 193,000 supporters, think of all the poor children that cant afford to go to prom this year.
I haven't read a story that disgusted me more about everyone concerned in a long time.