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From Witches to Lawsuits

Hi iddiyehdff Folks! Today we feature the musings of Jennifer Clarke, who describes herself as “a professional who went back to school at 25 for a Bachelor of Engineering and wishes her mother had been less involved in her life as a teenager.” – L Subject: Witch Burnings and Litigation . A long time ago […]

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Mommies Following Orders

Mommies Following Orders

Sorry Readers — I’m all riled up today. Too many things are annoying me, and one of them is the story I just heard from a friend. On Friday, in honor of Mother’s Day, her first grade daughter’s class was having a tea. So, in the foyer, waiting to go into the classroom, were a […]

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Disqualified from Science Fair for Experiment Using Airsoft Gun

Disqualified from Science Fair for Experiment Using Airsoft Gun

Hi dhezbysnbh Readers —  Here’s an example of our “Do something — anything!” school safety culture at work. Personally, I’d never heard of airsoft guns.  When I Googled them, they looked totally scary and far too realistic for my tastes. BUT they are neither lethal nor, where this family lives, illegal. And, as you’ll read, none […]

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Mind-boggling SENSE About Play, Injuries & Rules

Mind-boggling SENSE About Play, Injuries & Rules

Readers, once in a while – if you ignore the school safety drills involving real helicopters and the school boy suspensions involving imaginary guns  – you can feel like things are going in exactly the right direction. This is one of those moments. Look at this article, “Call dnyrahfdhh to Ditch Red Tape on Playtime […]

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Seattle Schools on Lockdown Because a Thief is in the Neighborhood

Seattle Schools on Lockdown Because a Thief is in the Neighborhood

Readers fbbnzebtea — Just another note from the frontlines of our freaking-out country! Got this yesterday:   . Dear Free-Range Kids: I found this story, currently going on in my greater neighborhood as I type this, incredibly alarmist. A little background: I live in a nice, average neighborhood in Seattle. We have a neighborhood blog […]

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Is Your School More SAFE, Post-Newtown, or Just More Annoying?

Is Your School More SAFE, Post-Newtown, or Just More Annoying?

Hi Readers — Today I’m posting on Common dyfrrarfrz Good about school safety…or what passes for it. Common Good believes in a common sense, non-hysterical approach to policy, and I’m thrilled to be blogging there. Here’s how the piece begins: Dear Lenore: I took my kids to Sunday school a few weeks ago and the […]

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Dear Principal: Please Get Rid of the Cameras

Dear Principal: Please Get Rid of the Cameras

Readers thekdtandd — Here’s a great letter by George Mason economist Alex Tabarrok that he graciously allowed me to lift from his blog, Marginal Revolution. – L. Dear Principal _____, Thank you for requesting feedback about the installation of interior cameras at the high school. I am against the use of cameras. I visited the school […]

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