Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Now a Moment of Silence for the Moment of Silence

A federal judge today issued a preliminary injunction barring a suburban school district from implementing the state's new law mandating a moment of silence at the start of classes, calling the statute too vague and "likely unconstitutional."
Gettleman asked the parties in the case to return to the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse Thursday when he could consider making the injunction statewide.
Look, this idea was not well thought out before it became law, and its spirit, if not the law in its entirety, is routinely being ignored by schools across the state.

1 comment:

John said...

You know what I'd like to see in schools: a moment of recess.

No Child Left Behind has totally killed recess times. How can we expect kids (especially the young ones) to sit still and learn without some way to express their energies. Forcing 3rd graders to cram for state tests in the same way that we expect juniors to cram for college entrance exams is really a tragedy.