Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Report Cards: the new hate speech

That's what will happen if the Massachusetts legislature passes this law.

Section 37O. Whoever, in any public or private school in the Commonwealth, produces alone or in concert with another or others, a document by any means, containing the name or names of fellow student or school personnel or both which would thereby cause anxiety, unrest, fear or personal discomfort to any person or groups of persons shall be punished by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2 ½ years or by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment in a jail or house of correction.
Every report card I ever got produced anxiety, unrest, and personal discomfort. I think just about every teacher would be in violation of the law. What a revenue boost to the state. They should just call it the "Teacher Tax". This could surely end alot the problems in how to fund public education and No Child Left Behind don't you think? (Only a state like Massachuesetts could come up with something this dumb.)

(Hat tip: Different River and Zero Intelligence )

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