Quote of the Day

"I thought it was pretty funny. The school didn't think so; they thought it was inappropriate."—Indiana high school senior Austin Carroll, who was expelled from school for tweeting profanity from his own personal Twitter account on his personal computer at his home.

There are people in Indiana, ahem, who have a problem with public schools expelling students for using the f-word on their own time and question its legality.

But no worries! The Indiana State Legislature, aka the Conservative Legislation Lab, has a solution for that: "A bill that would allow schools to punish students for off-campus activities has advanced in the Indiana legislature, permitting schools to suspend or expel students for engaging in activities away from school and after hours that 'may reasonably be considered to be an interference with school purposes or an educational function'."

How using naughty-words "interferes with school purposes or an educational function" is beyond me, but I'm guessing it's the same reason that afros and mohawks were considered "classroom distractions" back when I was suffering through four years at an Indiana public high school.

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