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“a zero tolerance policy for being passive”
Ann Althouse finds a letter to the editor which describes a public school that might favor boys, as opposed to the current ones which purportedly favor girls. I’m not sure about the growing incidence of people saying that elementary education is anti-boy—the same overwhelmingly female faculties populate these schools as ever, after all—but I do think it’d be a great idea if all schools enacted zero tolerance policies for passivity.
UPDATE: Here’s an interesting e-mail:
[My] No. 2 son just finished elementary school today (at Grantham NH Village School). GVS definitely isn’t anti- boy, but boys are absolutely kept on a shorter leash than when I was in elementary (parochial) school, ‘68-‘76. Every recess was a festival of pre-adolescent mayhem, comprised of various iterations of “kill the man with the ball.” That we came in off the asphalt lot with bruises and torn clothes seemed to bother the nuns not a whit. We were worn out, and thus teachable.
My sons always seem to come home intact. Then, they fight with their friends. Frankly, if the teachers are squelching post-lunch rumbles, they’re depriving themselves of any easier go of it in the afternoon.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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