Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Teaching Kids The Important Things

Setting educational standards, teaching kids the skills they'll need in a Brave New America, and leaving at least one kid behind. Samantha Medina was ejected from her high school graduation in San Antonio for waving to the crowd.

"She was twirling in the line," said Northside ISD spokesman Pascual Gonzalez.
"She was waving. She was not acting like she was instructed to.

The rule she broke?
According to Northside ISD policy, students must keep their hands by their side
at all times and not bring them above waist level until they receive their
The school district handbook also states that "students who raise
their hands above their waists for any reasons other than receiving the diplomas
or shaking hands may be removed from the graduation ceremony."

The new Texas Schools Motto: Breaking their spirit, one at a time.

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