Daily Archives: August 29, 2012

Boy not allowed to say his own name in preschool…


Date: August 29, 2012

01) School asks deaf preschooler to change his sign language name

This is just crazy…

Three-and-a-half year old Hunter Spanjer, who is deaf, signs his name by crossing his forefinger and index finger and moving his hand up and down.

To his family, friends and those who know the Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) language that the Grand Island, Neb., boy uses, that gesture uniquely means “Hunter Spanjer.”

But to Hunter’s school district, it might mean something else. The district claims that it violates a rule that forbids anything in the school that looks like a weapon…

At some point you have to wonder…how do the people who arrive at these conclusions, and have to enforce them, actually live with the sheer level of insanity that their “zero tolerance” policies cause?

I don’t think I could even look at myself in the mirror, if I ever sunk to the level of doing something this asinine.