from the Department of Stupid Legislation

So Kathy Cox, schools superintendent, decides she wants to make sure that high school kids have to get their parents’ permission in writing before joining a gay & lesbian students’ club. Only, she can’t single out gay & lesbian students’ club. So the proposal before the State Board of Education is to make students get parental permission before joining any club.

Give this some thought. My senior year of high school I was on Math Team, on the yearbook, in the French Club, and every so often showed up at Model UN meetings, and considered myself less busy than many of my friends. Think about the sheer amount of paperwork this will involve for parents, teachers, and kids alike.

Here is a list of State Board of Education members, should you feel the need to express how absurdly ridiculous this would be.

2 Comments so far

  1. evan (unregistered) on March 18th, 2005 @ 1:13 pm

    I don’t understand. Why does she want them to have a form?

  2. Thomas (unregistered) on March 18th, 2005 @ 3:05 pm

    What an insipid headline: “Rule would make students get permission to join gay clubs”

    Makes it sound like you’d have to ask Mom or Dad before paying your cover for Backstreet.

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