Schools have been stuffing our kids with "self-esteem" for years, telling them that collaboration is better than individual effort, that "we're all in this together" is more important than "look at what I did." I suppose some are now going to criticize some students who actually acted on the advice:
A group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward, police said Tuesday.
The plot involving as many as nine boys and girls at Center Elementary School in south Georgia was a serious threat, Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner said.
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The children, ages 8 to 10, were apparently mad at the teacher because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair, Tanner said.
Hey, they were standing up for a friend! They should at least get good marks for playing well with others.