Friday, February 12, 2016

Punishing Student Drinking

READER POLL

Should high school students become ineligible for sports or other activities for bad behavior off-campus?

Yes, situation in Haddonfield had gotten out of control
 
  107 (15.4%)
No, schools try too hard to do what parents should be doing
 
  129 (18.5%)
Yes, teenagers must learn bad behavior has consequences
 
  374 (53.7%)
No, that's too harsh if bad behavior didn't occur at school
 
  87 (12.5%)
Total votes = 697
Elsewhere on the site:
 
High school students have civil rights, too


Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | BLIZZARD OF 2016 Turnpike should have been closed Behind the chaos of 500 motorists stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 24 hours in last month's blizzard is a fundamental question: Why did otherwise intelligent people put their lives at risk ("On turnpike, a blizzard of questions," Sunday)? Why did universities and businesses send their students and employees into the dangerous storm? And why did the Turnpike Commission not close the highway?
UNTIL THREE years ago, my wife and I were like a lot of immigrants: Drawn to the U.S. by jobs better than what we could find at home, we saw ourselves as outsiders - temporary resident aliens, as the government called us. Even living in Washington, I followed U.S. politics with detachment, the way you'd watch a football game between two schools in states you've never been to. When our friends back home in Canada asked if we planned to stay, we'd shrug and joke about the weather being better.