In a world where you people bicker constantly about left vs. right, rape vs. abortion, taxes vs loopholes, etc., I'd like to think that at least everyone here could agree how asinine this school district's policy enforcement is in this case. Prove me wrong.
Doesn't seem like that big of a deal, really. I know it's outrage **** and everything, but
1: Various hand gestures are disallowed in schools.
2: S.E.E. is a bullsh*t made up sign language no one uses (as opposed to ASL). This being a "registered sign" in S.E.E. is about as useful as thinking your international star registry certificate means you own a solar system. Let's add to that the fact that the kid *is not signing correctly*.
3. Deaf people aren't magical benevolent innocent fairies. Neither are three year olds. There's no context in this story *at all*. Maybe the kid punches other toddlers in the face then makes this sign taunting them. We have no idea. What we do know is that the kid's parents are such ENORMOUS entitled douche-bags that they went to the media rather than ask their son to modify his behavior. That's sh*tty parenting by any measure. The list of available avenues of resolution for their problem is hundreds of items long before you get to "use son for attention whoring media pity play."
4. There is no "enforcement". You assume there must be because you're a fucking gullible sucker. The school district *asked the parents to modify it*. They didn't send the kid home or bar him from attending, or do anything else related to "zero tolerance" policies. How dare a school district work with parents to reach a mutually beneficial outcome!! Those @#%^ers!
'We are working with the parents to come to the best solution we can for the child,' Jack Sheard, Grand Island Public Schools spokesperson, said.
Yet he later claimed the issue was a 'misunderstanding' which had nothing to do with weapons.
It was 'not an appropriate thing to do in school' but Hunter was being asked to spell his name out by letters rather than using the sign, Sheard told the New York Daily News.
QED Fortasse falleris.
Edited, Aug 29th 2012 6:58am by Smasharoo
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