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Or test the pills.

There you go. All the teacher has to do is pull out the portable testing kit that all teachers have about their person and run it through the tests. We really should equip all classrooms with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry equipment for these instances.

The testing happens at the expulsion hearing. If the test comes back negative, the student is not expelled. It's this little thing called "due process".
There you go. All the teacher has to do is ... with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry equipment for these instances.

The testing happens at the expulsion hearing. If the test comes back negative, the student is not expelled. It's this little thing called "due process".

Expulsion hearing? Testing? Due Process for school students? Has Indiana seceded from the Union and set up shop as an independent nation with a grant from the World Bank to put all of this in place?

I have to admit that while neither of my children were suspended or expelled from school, had either been suspended for an infraction of the school's rules, my reaction would have been that the rules were there for a reason and it's not a bad idea at all for a school-age child to learn that the rules are meant for them. Does that make me a bad parent?
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The testing happens at the expulsion hearing. If the test comes back negative, the student is not expelled. It's this little thing called "due process".

Expulsion hearing? Testing? Due Process for school students? Has Indiana seceded from the Union and set up shop as an independent nation with a grant from the World Bank to put all of this in place?

Coop, surely you know that public schools, as state entities, cannot constitutionally take certain sorts of actions against students without providing some appropriate "due process". (Students' rights in this regard are fairly limited, but not nonexistent.)
I have to admit that while neither of my children were suspended or expelled from school, had either been suspended ... a school-age child to learn that the rules are meant for them. Does that make me a bad parent?

You sent your kids to Catholic school.

Steny '08!
Expulsion hearing? Testing? Due Process for school students? Has Indiana ... the World Bank to put all of this in place?

Coop, surely you know that public schools, as state entities, cannot constitutionally take certain sorts of actions against students without providing some appropriate "due process". (Students' rights in this regard are fairly limited, but not nonexistent.)

"Appropriate" is about as open-ended a word as any word can be.
I have to admit that while neither of my children ... for them. Does that make me a bad parent?

You sent your kids to Catholic school.

Isn't this a non sequitur? Do Catholic schools not have rules? Do they not suspend?
No.

Then why did you choose to, instead of answering my question, go for a spelling lame?

Calling what I wrote concerning the spelling of "aspirin" a "spelling flame" is silly.
..what's that? (looks up at headers) oh. nevermind - sorry, thought I was in afca for a minute. My point ... the specific example involves aspirin, is not a valid defense of a zero-tolerance policy on all OTC drugs.

And my point, which it appears that you did miss, is that Reye's syndrome is not the only danger from medications.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
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Coop, surely you know that public schools, as state entities, ... rights in this regard are fairly limited, but not nonexistent.)

"Appropriate" is about as open-ended a word as any word can be.

True, but I believe that any expelled public school student is entitled to a hearing.
You sent your kids to Catholic school.

Isn't this a non sequitur? Do Catholic schools not have rules? Do they not suspend?

Catholic schools have no constitutional due process obligations. Maybe that's why you sent your kids to Catholic schools, eh?

Steny '08!
I thought that by capitalising the name in your response, you were trying to score a debating point about "Aspirin" being a trade-mark for "aspirin".
Sorry that I misread your intent there's a fairly well-worn path in here where people try to score points on things like that...

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That would give all those kids a leg up on becoming analytical chemists and stop the US scientific brain drain brilliant!

Er... What US scientific brain drain, Don? You mean American scientists are flocking to Britain to get more money and better equipment? Has the Marshall Plan been reactivated?

No, this isn't that kind of drain Our science and math literacy is going down the drain compared to that of Europe and especially Asia. Almost half our graduate students in these areas are from outside the US and, where they used to stay here to work after completing their advanced degrees, they're now returning home because, more and more, that's where the best jobs are.
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Then why did you choose to, instead of answering my question, go for a spelling lame?

Calling what I wrote concerning the spelling of "aspirin" a "spelling flame" is silly.

I guess I'm still not entirely fluent in Usenet-speak - My understanding of "spelling lame" (spelled and pronounced without an "f") is a response that ignores the main argument of the post and focuses only on a misspelling (grammar error, miscapitalization, etc)
My point (if anyone missed it) was that the danger ... of a zero-tolerance policy on all OTC drugs.

And my point, which it appears that you did miss, is that Reye's syndrome is not the only danger from medications.

Are there any dangers that justify banning other OTCs such as ibuprofen, without also banning peanuts?
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