The eighth grader in West Virginia who was arrested when he wore an NRA T-shirt is facing a $500 fine and a year in jail.
I don’t think he will serve any time. He already received a 12-year sentence: public school education.
The NRA T-shirt stands for National Rifle Association. If I were his father, it would stand for Not Re-enrolling Again. Instead of fighting to get his son back into the tax-finded loonie bin that expelled him, he should be lining up a home school curriculum.
These stories are constant. There are school administrators who are lacking in common sense. They do bonehead things, and then they wind up on the evenings news, followed by stories on the Internet. Next thing you know, a link goes viral.
The academic performance of students in tax-funded schools has been declining for 50 years. Still, over 60 million children are attending them.
Most parents are not yet at the stage of pulling out their children. But for those parents who want something other than lock-step education for their children, there are alternatives.
Suing schools is great as a publicity stunt, but the problem with this approach is this: the winners re-enroll their children in the same loonie-bin school. That seems like a loss to me.