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  •  Permission slips don't help (8+ / 0-)

    I work in a large public high school and I can speak to the fact that if anything goes wrong, even the smallest thing, there are parents who will swoop down in full "Blackhawk Down" mode demanding scalps.  Our district never fights any of these things, on advice of counsel, since settlements create no precedent while an adverse ruling leaves a precedent that they have to live with.

    I understand the origin of the zero-tolderance policies, having witnessed well connected athletes get away with everything while low SES students were expelled without even being given a hearing.  Now it is just something to hide behind.

    If Keira were one of my students I would be putting her to work updating some lab safety materials to supplant the awful ones we have now and we would have had a serious discussion about proper technique and hazard mitigation but I would still be happy to recommend her to any university she wished to attend.

    The man in the suit has just bought a new car with the profit he made from your dreams... (-7.00, -5.64)

    by markc9503 on Fri May 10, 2013 at 09:45:05 AM PDT

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