Don Pesci Blog,
RED NOTES FROM A BLUE STATE
These administrators would try the [patience] of a saint.
Two points ought to be made: 1) On the face of it, the notion that discipline in school requires the disciplinarian to suspend First Amendment rights is patently absurd; and 2) We are told that schools, in the absence of parents, should act in locus parentis. Schools and school administrators need not act in the place of parents when their charges are at home with the parents. Place and circumstance matter, or should matter. School discipline should terminate at the doors of the school. Messages [sent] on computers, however objectionable, should be answered in the same way – not by the imposition of silly authoritarian shows of power.
But there is more to this case than that. It’s pretty clear that school administrators were trimming the truth in many of their dealings with Doninger ...