One more reason to make sure my children never set foot in one of the accursed public school. Assuming the government survives until I have children.
I somehow doubt that he got in trouble because he called a teacher "cute." Usually, when 6:00 news stories like this sound too outrageous to be true, it's because they are.
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Glad we agree.People who act disruptively at a workplace do so at risk of having that employment terminated.
Employers who don't react sternly to that kind of behavior in the workplace risk losing good employees who won't work and customers who won't shop in that kind of environment.
That may be how the world works in Galt's Gulch, but here in the real world, transitioning from one job to another is not a decision that most people can make as flippantly as buying a different brand of soda because they didn't like the taste of one. The reason laws against sexual harassment exist is because many people are not in the position to casually decide "That's not the best work environment for me, tomorrow I'll quit and find a new job!" Why should the *victim* of sexual harassment have to leave their job? If someone is creating a problem, THEY should be the one to leave their job (or be forced to leave). And if they aren't, then the victim can and should be able to sue the employer for allowing a hostile work environment.
Last edited by Kandahar; 12-05-11 at 09:23 PM.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
Of course the boy is going to tell his mom he just said she was "cute" and omit that he was making a physical gesture at the time. Kind of like Hermie Cain saying he just put his hand on her head to see how tall she was.
I have seen first hand how ridiculous the "zero-tolerance" has gotten. It's gone so far over the top that common sense is thrown out the window. If I didn't have kids in elem school, I too would think there's more to the story.