SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Opinion

October 18, 2013

Our view: Cheers, jeers for local newsmakers

(Continued)

This kind of “zero tolerance” thinking is a crutch used by school officials, who would rather not have to make the difficult decisions that usually come with positions of authority. But such decisions require actual good judgment. Rather than have to defend their judgments, how much easier it is to point at a handbook and declare “we have a policy.”

The Cox family has hired a lawyer but a district court judge already has ruled he has no jurisdiction in such matters.

Let’s just chalk up another major setback for common sense.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinion

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Comments Tracker
Roll Call
Helium debate
Helium