Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
What items would a reasonable person consider dangerous if brought to school by a student?
No, wait a minute. Educators want our school kids to have condoms.
What about oregano?
You read that correctly.
Is it ok for a middle school student to bring oregano to class?
Are you nuts?
Do you have any idea how wrong that is?
It got some kids at the
Apparently those degrees school administrators have coming out of their armpits mean nothing when it comes to exercising common sense.
One student brought a baggie of the spice to school as a joke. He didn’t figure that the brainiacs in charge would consider the stuff to be an “"imitation controlled substance.”
In this case, it was oregano-no. You’re gone, kid, for ten days!
“Imitation controlled substance.” Reminds me of my old radio days when I interviewed William Lutz, the author of “Doublespeak.” Doublespeak is language that is evasive, deceptive, self-contradictory, or misleading. Lutz told me an example was when a high-ranking Pentagon official at a press conference called the October 1983 invasion of
Here’s the story that demonstrates the absurdity of zero-tolerance policies.
The smarty pants that run the middle school eventually figured it out (after some pressure) and rescinded the suspensions.
And while we're at it...