Dear Readers — If you ever wondered, “Gee, what would be a really good example of over-reaction?” Or, “Hmm. I wonder just HOW stupid those Zero Tolerance laws are allowing administrators to be?” Or, if you are in third grade, “What’s the easiest way for me to get out of school for a week?” Here […]
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“Crazies Are Out to Kidnap Your Cutie!”
Hi Readers — This is just an odd one: Some parents made postage stamps with their young daughter’s picture on them to stick on invites to her birthday party. Then the parents had some of the stamps left over, so they used them to mail Â their bills. Some nut saw one of the stamps, noted […]
Outrage of the Week: Girl Suspended for Touching Pill
Hi Readers! Yes, you read that right. A middle school girl in an Indiana, Rachel Greer, was in the school’s locker room when another girl walked in with a bag of ADHD pills. Â She put one in Rachel’s hand and Rachel said, “I don’t want this!” so she put it back in the bag and […]
Outrage of the Week, Cont’d: Kids in Developing Country Doing Better Science!
Hi Folks — Here’s an update zynzdfhezz from Bree, the Boulder, Colo., mom who sent in her daughter’s No-Science at the Science Fair rules (see postÂ below). Turns out Bree’s parents are living in Myanmar (formerly Burma, as in Shave, as in something you do with a sharp object that children should never get anywhere near) […]
Outrage of the Week: Boy Almost Suspended for Lego Gun The Size of a Cheeto
Hi Readers — I am ashamed to say this yszdbebbhs incident happened in my own city, New York. (Well, Staten Island, anyway.) A Staten Island fourth-grader was reprimanded and almost suspended yesterday when the principal spotted him playing with a LEGO policeman and a two-inch-long toy gun during lunch,Â the Advance reports. Under the city’s no-tolerance […]
Outrage of the Weekend Update (Re: Moms Punished for Helping Each Other)
Remember the Outrage of the Weekend? Two moms sharing a job were trading offÂ taking care of each other’s kids. Or at least they wereÂ until this was declared illegal because they are not licensed day care workers. Well it looks like the authorities over there in jolly ol’ England are realizing this may actually be one […]
Outrage of the Week: Law Forbids Kids to Witness Wine Tasting
This is just too weird: Maine passed a law, about to take effect, that forbids stores from allowing any “child” to witness a wine, beer orÂ liquor tasting. According to this baryyrrszd piece Â on the Maine Public Broadcasting Website: …as of September 12th, the law will add new restrictions, designed to assure that wine tastings are […]
Outrage of the Week Demoted to Not-Quite-An-Outrage!
Hey, this is just terrific news!Â Eagle Place Townhomes in Colorado has lifted itsÂ banÂ that forbid ANY CHILD UNDER AGE 16 FROM PLAYING OUTSIDE WITHOUT ADULTÂ SUPERVISION. Let’s hear it for the power of the press! An article in the Boulder Camera earlier this week highlighted the Townhomes’Â Â bylaws that began, “While children bring such joy to our lives […]