Wednesday, January 25, 2006
But the NACS board should scale back the expulsion. That’s the option that would restore a sense of proportion. We’ve learned that Fraser has sent a letter of apology to adminsitrators his book might have offended. That’s a good place for the school board, which will consider the issue tomorrow night, to start discussions.
And the NACS patrons – parents, taxpayers, students, teachers, ordinary citizens – should encourage the board to do that, but in the spirit of a collaborative effort rather than a confrontational one. Students don’t have absolute First Amendment protection in a school setting, but they need a reasonable amount of free expression. Schools don’t have absolute dictatorial powers, but we must allow them to set and maintain the standards that will create a good learning environment