Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What's In A Name?

Oh, c'mon.  Seriously? 


Congratulations Grand Islands School District for protecting all those innocent children from "any instrument...that looks like a weapon," - including that little three year old's sign language name! Whew.. dodged that (nonexistent) bullet!

But wait!! His name is "Hunter"!! Why - that implies the use of weapons! And what if a kid named "Gunner" shows up to enroll? That's just screaming 'weapon'!! We should probably have them officially change the name all together. Geez. Is this what it's coming to? School officials really want to work "with the parents to come to the best solution we can for the child"? Let the kid keep his name!

8 comments:

  1. Sometimes knee jerk reactions swing too far in the opposite direction... good point Beckey!

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    1. It's just silly, isn't it? And this poor child caught in the middle.

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  2. Oh my Lord! I took ASL when I was younger. It is the way he communicates...This is way tooooo far. Change his name? For the administrators? This is ridiculous and sad.

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    1. It is ridiculous! And so sad that this poor kid is stuck in the middle of a bunch of policy insanity!

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  3. Becky, I understand your concern, but try to see the Administration's point... If they were to let go of the absurd, they might have to face real solutions, like maybe teaching anger management or conflict resolution to students. We wouldn't want that! Much better to rob a child of his given name -- and while we're at it -- what is he using to spread his peanut butter on those crackers with? You'll have to excuse me -- I need to run over there and put a stop to snack time!

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    1. (gasp!!!) You mean real solutions? That's crazy talk! (snickering behind hand) Oh... I'm sure they have them using plastic spoons for spreading!

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    2. I'm sorry -- I should not have been so shocking... We have only just "met" and I know my ideas are extreme. And you will be pleased to know the child I was prepared to tackle was just using his tongue to lick the peanut butter straight out of the container. As it should be.

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