April 25, 2005

These days the rod never sees the light

I just caught wind of the story out of Florida about the little 5 year old girl who literally was arrested, cuffed, and detained in the back of a police car for acting badly in kindergarten. Although the situation is appalling, I was possibly most appalled by this:

The girl's mother, Inda Akins, said she is consulting an attorney.

"She's never going back to that school," Akins said. "They set my baby up."

I don't know, but I somehow figure that any child who attains the age of five and lacks the necessary respect for authority to do what this child did was likely set up by a tragic lack of parenting, more than anything else.

Of course, ya'll knew that, didn't ya?


Posted by Tiger at April 25, 2005 04:58 PM | TrackBack

Indeed. The parent is most probably the problem. Unless the child is certifiably crazy, in which case the 'educated them all, no matter what' meme is to blame.

And happy birthday whenever... I got the b'day thing off an Aus site so I'm not quite sure if I'm belated or early.

Posted by: Kathy K at April 25, 2005 10:02 PM
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