I can understand why schools today ban dangerous things like guns and knives. However, I don’t understand why they ban so many other things that students need while allowing things they shouldn’t have.
We’ve all heard how aspirin, Advil, Tylenol and some prescriptions like cough medicine have been banned from public schools. Yet a growing number of public schools readily hand out forms of birth control including condoms and advice on how to get an abortion without parents knowing.
But one school district has gone to the extreme by banning a simple thing like Chapstick. Grace Karaffa, an 11 year old student in the Augusta County School District was denied use of Chapstick for her dry and cracking lips. Later that day, the cracking got so bad that her lips started to bleed, but school officials still refused to allow her to apply Chapstick. Karaffa told the local media:
“I was told I couldn’t use it. Then later that day they (lips) started to bleed so I asked for Chapstick again and I was told that it was against the school policy for elementary kids to have Chapstick.”
George Earhart, Assistant Superintendent for Administration for the district said that they consider Chapstick to be an over-the-counter medication and that can only be administered by a school nurse after receiving a note from a doctor giving permission for its use. Aren’t condoms and other forms of birth control also considered over-the-counter medical items? Shouldn’t they require a note from a doctor AND a parent? Actually, they shouldn’t be allowed in schools to begin with, but you get my point.
Karaffa has started a petition drive in hopes of getting enough signatures to get school administrators to change their minds and allow a simple thing like Chapstick. She told the media:
“Chapstick allows the human body to heal the lips themselves and protects them in any weather from drying out. Please school board, allow us to have Chapstick.”
Residents are coming to the student’s aid and signing her petition. One mother shared:
“Chapstick should be allowed!! The rule is ridiculous. Children need it in the winter the same as us adults. My daughter got a bad case of chapped lips last year and had to ‘hide’ it to not get in trouble, I’m like really??”
It’s not just Chapstick that schools are banning. Teachers at Peregian Springs State School banned cartwheels and handstands unless they are done under the supervision of a PE instructor. They deemed kids performing them on the playground during lunch and recess was too dangerous.
Last year, parents in Richmond, Virginia received notes telling them that their kids were only allowed to bring a lunch from home if there was a medical need for a special diet and they had a note from a doctor.
There is an underlying reason for all of the absurd and ridiculous policies. Socialist leaders need to mould kids into the good little obeying comrades they want them to grow up to be. They have to learn to cater to every whim of their leaders, starting in school and then later the government. Socialism is built on the concept that the ruling few control the lives of the rest. They are to be their slaves and work so that the ruling class lives nicely while the rest barely exist. This is what today’s public school is striving towards and making seemingly ridiculous rules like banning Chapstick is all part of the overall conditioning.