Insanity in Nebraska
A deaf toddler gives his name in sign language; it begins with two index fingers upraised, then crossing each other. The Grand Island Public Schools Board is asking his parents to change his name because a raised index finger violations its anti-weapons policy, since it looks like a handgun.
The school board says it wants to work out a compromise. I'd suggest: the boy goes to school, and the board gets a psych evaluation.
Hat tip to Kurt Hoffman.
To quote Ann Althouse and/or the Instapundit, history is not going to look kindly on those who sent their children to public schools.
Posted by: Harold at August 28, 2012 04:22 PM
The k in school board spokesman Jack Sheard’s name looks kind of like a rifle’s barrel with a bipod attached. He should be fired unless he changes his name, since that’s how their school system apparently works.
Posted by: Sarah at August 29, 2012 06:52 AM
When I reflect that these morons have been "teaching" for years, I understand how Obunghole got elected......
Posted by: Dan at August 29, 2012 08:17 AM
No rights are secure nowadays.
Perhaps we need to form an advocacy group to advance a citizen's right to say their own name.
If I was into knitting, I'd want to set up an advocacy organization to lobby congress. It's that bad. Who knows, they might interpret knitting to be manufacturing in a place not properly zoned? When common sense is discarded, what is left?
Posted by: K at August 29, 2012 06:04 PM