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And we are letting people like this make policies that impact our children? I am gonna act on a hunch here, but if he's willing to slap and choke his own daughter, he is probably not too concerned with the well-being of the thousands of other students in the school district.
Had he only done a little research he would have found out that a state law was passed in 1893 forbidding this behavior. But who didn't already know that? The student was under the impression that since we have the right to vote, we ought to have the right to do what we want with that vote. Unfortunately we can't quite exercise our freedom to it's full extent.
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They probably could have gotten away with this, until everyone got cocky and decided to make their motto "The Best School in the Universe." It also doesn't help that teachers get $3000 bonuses when their students get above-average test scores.