October 13, 2006
Schoolgirl Arrested For Refusing To Study With Pupils Who Didn't Speak EnglishTopics: International News
You may have thought you heard everything in the way of over-the-top political correctness gone stark raving mad, and you may have - that is, until now:
Arresting a 14 year-old girl for being "racist" because she wanted to change groups to discuss a class project after she couldn't understand what they were saying?You really do need to read the rest of this.
The incident happened in the same local education authority where a ten-year-old boy was prosecuted earlier this year for calling a schoolfriend racist names in the playground, a move branded by a judge "political correctness gone mad."
Codie was attending a GCSE science class at Harrop Fold High School in Worsley, Greater Manchester, when the incident happened.
The teenager had not been in school the day before due to a hospital appointment and had missed the start of a project, so the teacher allocated her a group to sit with.
"She said I had to sit there with five Asian pupils," said Codie yesterday.
"Only one could speak English, so she had to tell that one what to do so she could explain in their language. Then she sat me with them and said 'Discuss'."
According to Codie, the five - four boys and a girl - then began talking in a language she didn't understand, thought to be Urdu, so she went to speak to the teacher.
"I said 'I'm not being funny, but can I change groups because I can't understand them?' But she started shouting and screaming, saying 'It's racist, you're going to get done by the police'."
Isn't it about time we knock-off this multiculturalism nonsense and put a little sanity and common sense back into our lives? If you move to an English-speaking country than damn it you need to learn English. And if you're a teacher or a school administrator, you need to understand that a student cannot be put into a situation in which neither there's no basis for communication. Arresting a 14 year old for "racism" for refusing to "butt her head against a wall" over inability to communicate over a class assignment? Three and a half hours in police custody? Nuts!.
You'll find the Harrop Fold School website here, and it's prospectus here (pdf); The headmasters name is Dr. Antony Edkins. After some searching around I was able to find phone and fax numbers, but no email address - perhaps the school would like to hear what you have to say about their insane treatment of a 14 year old child on the basis of nothing more than political correctness and a multiculturalist agenda run amuck: Telephone: 0161 790 5022, Fax: 0161 790 5456.
Blue Crab Boulevard writes: "PC is like a cancer. It eats away at a society and eventually kills the host that it has survived on."
JoanneJacobs.com calls it "Criminalizing Common Sense."
Posted by Richard at October 13, 2006 6:30 AM
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