-Stedman’s Concise Medical Dictionary
"In the latest jaw-dropping educational idiocy, three honors students at a suburban
Thus far, Principal Richard Leprine has denied any censorship, instead claiming that the girls were punished not because of what they said but because they disobeyed orders not to say it. School Board President Peter Breslin abetted, stating that the decision to suspend was not about censorship but rather about insubordination.
Fine, I'm willing to except that cop-out on face value, but if saying "vagina" wasn't a problem, then why issue an order forbidding it in the first place? Was the school's objective to teach them that no matter how repressively backwards a rule is, it must be followed blindly? Or maybe its goal was to demonstrate how irony works by calling the event an "open mic" and then punishing those with the gall to speak into the mic openly?
Either way, it seems the only thing the school achieved through this fiasco was to educate students and remind parents that bureaucracies care more about protecting their authority than accommodating the public they were designed to serve."