One Logical Commissioner . . . In Rhode Island
Rhode Island? You got it. The school authorities wouldn't allow a young man to use a photo including a sword for his high school yearbook. Well, the ACLU got involved. Now, this story tells us that the Education Commissioner got involved and ordered the school to allow the photo.
A state education hearing officer added that past editions of the yearbook have
had pictures of other items banned by school rules, including a corn-cob pipe,
liquor bottles, a beer stein, toy guns, arrows and a knife.
There is a lot going on there. I can understand the ban on weapons, but c'mon guys, it's a yearbook picture - taken elsewhere. I have a bit of a problem with the inconsistent application of the rules since other banned items have been allowed. Then again, I think the schools should be allowed to enact their own rules, something the ACLU seems to have a problem with. Along with that, however, the should administer them consistently.
At least there was no federal intervention.
Just an observation.