Second-Grader in New Jersey Suspended for Drawing Stick Figure With Gun

New Jersey second-grader Kyle Walker drew a stick figure shooting a gun — and found himself suspended from school. It is part of the insane zero tolerance movement in schools. For a prior column, click here What is remarkable is that the public tolerates this abusive use of authority by educators who should knew better and show more tolerance toward creative expression. For the full story out of New Jersey, click here The zero-tolerance movement is based on flawed assumptions of the connection between toy guns and aggression. Even those researchers who discourage gun play, disavow such heavy handed measures. Instead, these educators are teaching children how power can be used in an arbitrary and capricious manner. The danger in New Jersey was not the stick figure drawing but the irrational educators of Dennis Township.