Sunday, November 21, 2004

I love stories like this IX

This article goes into boring analysis of the lack of effectiveness of the 'Zero Tolerance' policy in force in 75% of America's schools. The analysis follows a story about a couple of kids suspended for inhaling helium from a balloon. had an appropriate horse laugh to counter the 10,000 syllogisms:
We have a confession to make: Back when we were in high school, we used to inhale a gaseous cocktail that was about four parts nitrogen to one part oxygen, with smaller quantities of carbon dioxide and argon (an inert gas, like helium). It produced a feeling of well-being and enhanced both academic and athletic performance, but it was also highly addictive. Deprive us of it for more than a minute or so, and we'd experience intense withdrawal symptoms. Good thing today's schools keep kids safe from such things.

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