The government’s monopoly education system is a travesty mostly because taxpayers spend record amounts of money and we get very poor results.
But I’m also irked at the way government schools engage in absurd displays of political correctness, particularly when it comes to make-believe weapons.
A little boy was suspended for throwing an imaginary grenade while playing by himself in Colorado.
A school wanted to force a deaf child to change his name because, when using sign language to say who he is, his fingers looked like a gun.
Speaking of which, a six-year old in Maryland was suspended for saying “pow” while having his fingers shaped like a gun.
All this sounds crazy, but at least school bureaucrats are consistent in their nuttiness. Not only are they against non-existent grenades and imaginary guns, they all have a zero-tolerance approach for bows and arrows that don’t exist.
Here are some of the details about what happened at a Pennsylvania school.