Friday, September 22, 2006

Teachers May Demand The Naked Truth

The US House of Representatives has passed something they call the "Student and Teacher Safety Act," but reads more like the rulebook of the Col. Klink Academy. It requires every public school to develop a plan for teachers and administrators to search kids at school. According to, these searches include "bag searches, pat downs and strip searches."

The bill was proposed by a Kentucky legislator struggling for re-election, and it was passed by voice vote (no fingerprints) so I hope this isn't perceived as a political winner. How many American parents are prepared to have their kids strip-searched in school? How many moms and dads want teachers and assistant principals to have the authority to pull their kids' pants down without parental knowledge or consent?

I hope this issue is a BIG loser when it gets to the US Senate.