Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Our public education system at work....

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honors student in Connecticut.
Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate.
School spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo says the New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy.
Michael's suspension has been reduced from three days to one, but he has not been reinstated as class vice president.
He says he didn't realize his candy purchase was against the rules -- although he did notice the student selling the Skittles on February 26 was being secretive.

The only words I can come up with to truly convey my disgust with the New Haven school system would only be fit for sailor's ears, so I won't write them here.

If that happened to our son....oh boy....I shudder to even think about it.

Does anybody know how to say "tyrant"?

Shame on the New Haven school system.


Kelly said...

That is complete absurd! The punishment clearly doesn't fit the crime. Do the school officials not have any other pressing matters that need to be addressed than undercover candy sales???

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