High-School Drinkers in France
Mon, 3 Jul 1995 08:05:29 EST
James Dooley noted that some Washington DC high-schoolers got
suspended because they had wine with a meal while on a senior class
trip to France. I think it only fair to point out that the root of
the difficulty [and the justification for the suspension] is that ALL
the students had signed a strict no-alchohol pledge before departure.
Now, it comes down to deciding whether you mean what you say. And it
cuts both ways: did the student mean strict abolition when he pledged
it; did the administration mean strict abolition when the pledge was
offered? Or should they have overlooked a signed document just
because one student was a star?
I think you should mean what you say, and say what you mean. Or don't
We expect a scout to be trustworthy. We should be, too.
[Gosh! I didn't know I even HAD that hot button!]
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City