Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Actually, Migeru was right -- there were some school districts that were saying if you didn't medicate your kid on their advice, they could kick the kid out.  I don't know all the ins and outs of the legislation or how widespread it was, but some states and, finally, the federal government passed bills disallowing schools to do this.  

This has largely been talked about in right-wing circles since, y'know, education is a "librul" thing.  This is exactly the sort of issue that the Republicans grab on to and use to great effect in demonizing the left on a local level, even though the school boards are packed with right-wing fanatics and they operate like small dictatorships.  It would probably be a good move for us to get on top of stuff like this.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 05:51:37 PM EST
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