Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A couple of points of note: SCSU's teacher development program places a very substantial number of students in District 742. The district can choose not to accept those students. As such, I think the university is a bit boxed in on this; I wish our university could say something stronger, but there are valid reasons for reticence. Second, I had missed the point entirely but Rush's reading reminded me: The Somali children at Talahi Elementary were provided paper so that they could pet Emmitt while not violating their religious beliefs. If touch is the issue, the solution had already been found to keep the student and the dog in the classroom.