Sunday, April 02, 2006

Chutzpah unrewarded

Students in Ennis schools were warned last week that if they walked out of class on Thursday, they would be suspended on Friday and not allowed to participate in any extracurricular weekend activities.

About 100 students from the 6th grade through the 12th grade left classes or didn't show up at all for classes on Thursday.

The district, doing what it said it would do, suspended the students. Which meant that the HS Seniors who walked out were not able to attend the Senior prom Saturday night.

You should have heard them complaining about it on the news.

The shocking part for me is not that they complained - I've come to expect that - but that the district stuck to its principles and didn't cave. The icing on the cake is this quote from Superintendent Mike Harper:
One of the greatest gifts we give to immigrants and their families is a free public education, and it shows extraordinarily poor judgment for those who have received that gift to walk out on it.
What he said.

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