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All it Takes is Parents Standing Up

A school in Virginia has reversed its zero tolerance policy after parents got up in arms when two 7 year olds were suspended for pretending pencils were guns. Local politicians tend to want to avoid controversy like the plague. One might think it might takes hordes of parents to make a difference, but really one or two determine sets of parents can often be more trouble than local elected officials want to deal with.

4 Responses to “All it Takes is Parents Standing Up”

  1. Archer says:

    The classic American novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, got banned (in its unabridged form) from several school districts because one or two mothers took offense at the characters’ use of the “N-word” – and to hell with acknowledging that the word used to be just a word. I’m sure the same is true for the infamous edition of Little Red Riding Hood that’s been in the Moms Demand Action ads – banned for the image of what looks like a bottle of wine.

    “The squeaky wheel gets the oil,” as the old saying goes, and it’s true for most-if-not-all political activism. All it takes is a vocal, determined minority, willing to turn what would normally be a minor disagreement into a PR nightmare. It’s a tool, and like any tool produces excellent results in the right hands, and terrible results in the wrong ones.

  2. info@ap says:

    A nationwide bus tour organized by the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns will make a stop in Concord Tuesday evening.

    Gun violence prevention advocates will rally in front of the State House, as part of the quote- No More Names bus tour.

    Two Democratic state representatives posted details about the rally in the members notice section of the House of Representatives calendar and journal.

    Those in attendance will call for action to prevent gun violence and pay tribute to those killed by guns since the Sandy Hook shooting.

    The bus tour was launched Friday in Newtown, Connecticut and is expected to stop in 25 states.

    The event is scheduled to run from 5 to 7.

    I know it’s short notice, but there you are NH. Get to Concord and call out their lies by outnumbering them with 2A defenders of our Republic.

  3. info@ap says:

    Yes, that’s 5 to 7 tomorrow night; 18JUN2013.

  4. Andy B. says:

    “One might think it might takes hordes of parents to make a difference, but really one or two determine sets of parents can often be more trouble than local elected officials want to deal with.”

    That cuts both ways. Often utter nonsense is instigated by one or two eccentric parents, and the schools go along thinking it will be easier to placate them than deal with them, and no one else will care. Trouble strikes when you get equally determined parents on the opposing side. Sometimes the situation needs to be resolved in court. Other times, a study of prior, similar court case is sufficient to put the school officials on the legally correct side. Of course, majority desires are not always legally correct.

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