Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pepper Spraying Birmingham School Children

The Southern Poverty Law Center says that resource officers in the Birmingham city schools routinely use pepper spray and mace against school children, even for offenses as minor as swearing.


  1. At least they are not using Zyklon B.

  2. True. However, it is significant that punitive approaches have gone as far as they have. Many charter schools, especially media darlings, like KIPP, routinely use humiliation and degradation to keep students in line.

  3. However awful kipp's methods are, 85% of their students go to college. When only 43.7% of students in california go to college.