Best response yet to the suspension of the CO boy who tossed an imaginary grenade to save the world
From a commenter on the Denver Post write up: “Just as well. He would only get an imaginary education at a place like this…”
My own thoughts, which I put on Twitter this morning, come down to this: Evidently, to those Loveland apparatchiks with degrees in education, the world isn’t worth saving if, in order to save it, one most resort to something so gauche as tossing imaginary grenades at the problem.
Let the fucker burn, they seem to say. At least then when the purifying fires come, we’ll be able to look into the loving face of the State Godhead and claim we refused to sin against the progressive agenda. And salvation — and tenure, and a guaranteed heavenly pension — will be ours!
Adds Squid, in the comments to Darleen’s earlier post,
Mary Blair Elementary School
860 E. 29th Street
Loveland, CO 80538
Valerie Lara-Black, Principal
Dr. Stan Scheer, Superintendent
Thompson School District
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537
firstname.lastname@example.orgInterested parties may wish to ask the good Principal and Superintendent if it is reasonable for their absolute prohibition on “real or play” weapons to be extended to an invisible, imaginary grenade. They may further wish to ask whether it is reasonable for “Absolutes” crafted to deal with bullying and violence to be used to punish a kid for playing “Rescue the World” at recess.
While they’re at it, they might also ask why it is necessary for taxpayers to pay top dollar for experienced schools officials with solid judgement and professionalism, if this is the outcome they can expect.
One might bear in mind that Dr. Scheer just started in July, and perhaps remind him that this represents an excellent opportunity to distinguish himself, to reform some of the idiotic policies he inherited, and to influence local taxpayers to take him more seriously in the future. Like, for instance, the next time he floats an operating referendum…
I think that’s a smashing idea. And if it doesn’t work — or you begin to get the runaround — try this (h/t palaeomerus): ask them to see the evidence. Surely due process dictates that the school produce the imaginary incendiary device. And even if they do so, show that it failed to save the world from evil.
— That last part being easiest, given that policies like these are in place and defended by supposedly educated adults in the field.