Here's a news report about a school in Wisconsin where the authorities seem to have an inflated idea of their own importance, and the amount of control they have over the children entrusted to their educational care.
I can fully understand the concerns of the parents. Consider:
- What business does the school system have in asking kids such intensely personal questions? It's none of their business!
- Young children are very impressionable. They can be coerced or pressured into saying things about their families that are simply untrue.
- What guarantee is there that what the kids say in class won't be reported to Child Protective Services or some other organ of the state, that might decide to remove the kids from their parents' custody while they investigate what may be a spurious charge or complaint? (Just do an internet search on 'CPS abuses' to see what I mean.)
Sounds like these particular incarnations of Big Brother need to be slapped down hard . . .