Saturday, June 16, 2007

Call the police! This student has a mind of his/her own!

Is she a racist?

Educationists who set the agenda often claim that their one main purpose is to teach 'students to think for themselves.' This, of course, is balderdash. A pupil who voices opinions outside of the accepted version of 'truths' can face severe consequences, their teachers and principals suddenly behaving in a most vengeful fashion. And the 'truths' in most cases are just some fashionable leftist fetishes.
So we learn that in a Canadian school, a student was suspended and police called in.Why? Just because he came to the opinion that "cannabis is safer than alcohol or tobacco."

"He said he had done independent research on marijuana use out of personal curiosity and decided to share the information with his friends at school."
"The three-day suspension will prevent King from writing his final exams before he goes to China on a correspondence course. He's to leave Thursday.
The honour student said he will still pass Grade 10 because his marks are in the 80s and 90s. By missing his final exams he will lose 30 per cent of his marks.
"I know my children don't smoke, drink or take drugs," said King's mother, Jo Ann Buler. "As a parent I feel I need to support Kieran but I can see both sides of the issue."
Buler is a teacher and works in the school division which oversees Wawota Parkland School. She said she holds no ill will for the school and believes Kieran and the school have a point of view.
"He doesn't feel he's promoting drug use by talking about it. I don't think he deserves a permanent black mark on his school record," said Buler.
Neither Wilson(
the principal-ed.) nor the school division returned calls made by the Leader-Post."

This reminds me of the case (and there are several of similar nature)of the schoolgirl who was branded a 'racist' and arrested just because she refused "to sit with a group of Asian students because some of them did not speak English."

"She(the class teacher -ed.) said I had to sit there with five Asian pupils," said Codie yesterday.
"Only one could speak English, so she had to tell that one what to do so she could explain in their language. Then she sat me with them and said 'Discuss'."
According to Codie, the five - four boys and a girl - then began talking in a language she didn't understand, thought to be Urdu, so she went to speak to the teacher.
"I said 'I'm not being funny, but can I change groups because I can't understand them?' But she started shouting and screaming, saying 'It's racist, you're going to get done by the police'."
Codie said she went outside to calm down where another teacher found her and, after speaking to her class teacher, put her in isolation for the rest of the day.
Last night Robert Whelan, deputy director of the Civitas think-tank, said: "It's obviously common sense that pupils who don't speak English cause problems for other pupils and for teachers."
"I'm sure this sort of thing happens all the time, but it's a sad reflection on the school if they can't deal with it without involving the police."
"A lot of these arrests don't result in prosecutions - they aim to frighten us into self-censorship until we watch everything we say."

(emphasis mine)

Let me emphasize- the person who seemed most eager to send the hapless girl packing to jail was - her class teacher.
We are paying long for the takeover of the academic and educational institutions by the leftists.

(h/t- Instapundit and the Brussels Journal)

Update- Her full name is Codie Stott