Thursday, February 10, 2005

It's stupid and it stinks

An elementary school installed a sound meter:
The stoplight is mounted on the lunchroom wall and goes from green to yellow, flashes, and then turns red.

When the light turns red, the lunchroom stays dark and youngsters have to stay silent until the Talk Light resets and turns green again.

"The ones who continue to talk have to write 50 times: 'I will not talk during lights out,' " said Renee Johnson, a lunchroom supervisor.

Not everyone is cheering. Fourth-grader Ethan Stiles recently grumbled as the light turned red just after he sat down to eat his lunch.

"It's stupid and it stinks," he said.
I would recommend hiring that fourth grader to evaluation the school's zero-tolerance policies.

No comments: