Very Weird School ‘Policy’: Smile–or Else!

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If you still think there might be sane people somewhere involved with public education, consider this.

In the North Lebanon, Pennsylvania, school district, the school policy is that students must smile in the hallway or else be put into “counseling”–and if that doesn’t work, detention (

“Northern Lebanon officials,” says the news report from Pittsburgh, “did not explain what the purpose of the smiling policy was or what it is supposed to achieve.”

Kowabunga. R.J. Rushdoony would say its purpose is to enforce conformity and assert its power. I’d say he was right. Otherwise it’s just plain craziness. We can’t rule that out.

Really, people–do you want your children and grandchildren “educated” by these kooks?

If you walk around grinning all the time, don’t answer that.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “Very Weird School ‘Policy’: Smile–or Else!

  • UnKnowable

    It’s all about power.


  • David Ingram (@debater2016)

    I like to smile. I make it a point when I am buying something to smile at the cashier and say “hi.” If they have a name tag, I always say their name as I thank them for serving me. I also like to make conversation (if they are willing – and most people are). A smile disarms people, especially senior citizens who faces naturally relax into a frown look – they will usually smile right back. But to force people to smile or use it as a manipulation, that is corrupt.


  • Watchman

    I don’t think that’s going to last very long.



    Somehow I picture the smile like that of those videos in North Korea when you see the visitation of the Dear Leader to the people…


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