Monthly Archives: March 2007

Looks like those damned kids !

are being sent to the woodshed:

“To the Editor:
“Play About Iraq War Divides a Connecticut School” (news article, March 24) left the impression that our administration reacted in a bureaucratic style to avoid a controversial issue.
We supported the student play about Iraq, but we have concerns about its drafts”

Do you really now? Well here are those drafts Judge for yourself. Seems pretty simple, basic stuff to me. But what do I know? I’m not a school superintendent worried about (here comes the S-word) “standards.”:

“Schools have a unique obligation to their audiences. Most people understand that school performances cannot contain vulgar language or strong sexual content.
Our community, like many, is grieving the loss of our own and feeling anxious about those in harm’s way. As a school, we have a responsibility to ensure that the Iraq war, the lives lost and the sacrifices made by soldiers are presented in an educational context with appropriate support and guidance. In its present form, the play does not meet those standards”

Uh hunh.

“We want to continue the dialogue by working with the students.
Gary Richards
Superintendent of Schools
Wilton, Conn., March 27, 2007″

And we all know where such “dialogue” leads, don’t we now Mr. Richards.