07 November 2007

Thank God, the hugging nightmare is over!

Maybe schools could focus on educating our children instead of ... oh, I don't know ... making up stupid rules like "no hugging"? And then invoking said rule to suspend a 13 year old girl for hugging a friend goodbye on a Friday afternoon?

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see much good that can come from rules like :
"Displays of affection should not occur on the school campus at any time. It is in poor taste, reflects poor judgment, and brings discredit to the school and to the persons involved."
Let's talk about poor taste, and poor judgment, for a minute.

For the purposes of discussion only, we'll go way, way out on a limb and stipulate that school boards have any business at all making rules, for other people's children, about a perfectly legal, moral, innocent, personal behavior like hugging. Let's go even further out on that limb and assume that school boards have attained such educational heights with their student populations, and have so few issues on campus left to solve, that they have valuable time to spend looking into the "hugging problem", and to formulate policy on it.

So if school boards are now in the business of taste, and judgment, why haven't they done anything about 13 year old girls dressing like sluts, and 13 year old boys dressing like prison thugs with their pants pulled halfway off?