A Kansas City school took away the cane of a blind 8-year-old boy Monday and replaced it with a pool noodle as punishment for hitting a classmate, Fox4KC.com reported.Dakota Nafzinger, who was born with bilateral anopthalmia, which left him without eyes, had the cane confiscated after a bus driver claimed he hit another student with one the school had furnished, according to the channel. In its place, the Gracemor Elementary School student was given the bent, green pool noodle because, according to a North Kansas City School District spokeswoman, he fidgets and needs something to hold. "They said they were going to give me this for the next two weeks," Dakota said.This is a screw-up which can't merely be blamed on Common Core and dismissed with a blithe yet apologetic statement. It is, however, a statement which describes the deplorable effects of progressivism on our entire education system. It's hard to envision how a blind 8 year old can be a bully.The district said it apologized to the family and is working to rectify the situation. But this statement leaves me with 3 questions...a) why did the blind child feel it was necessary to defend himself, b) did the school apologize to the child and c) is the teacher still teaching those young folks? What a fine example to the other children and their parents. The other parents must be especially proud that their children...who are lucky enough to possess the gift of sight...are being protected from this blind bully. Jim Morris
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