Julia Steiny has been giving some thought to the broken chain of consequences-doling authorities that leads today's children e.g., the teenager hazers who recently made headlines with the impression that they can do no wrong... or at least that they can do no illegal:
The only thing with which I would quibble is that the better argument would be that school rules would be "applied to everyone in the nation under identical circumstances." Any American attending school A and committing act B will run into punishment C. Of course, even The Law provides room for application of such factors as prior behavior.
But Steiny's hit on an important point, here, and that is that schools are another realm of society in which the American legal system has overstepped its bounds. Mind-boggling, isn't it, how reform of that legal system would benefit so many areas of modern life notably among those issues on which politicians expend quite a bit of rhetoric, such as education and healthcare.
Wonder why nothing's been done, then...
Posted by Justin Katz @ 12:10 AM EST