Saturday, September 13, 2014

5 Grader Fights School Board To Use Chapstick

In the area of education one would think that thought and reason would abound
But in the case of Stuart Draft Elementary it is the other around
A fifth grader Grace Karaffa who suffers from lips so dry they crack and bleed
Has been banned since the second grade from using Chapstick which her lips need
Finally fed up with bleeding in class and with the wisdom only a fifth grader can possess
She decided at the next School Board to that learned body address
Bringing with her a petition signed by 300 to this inane policy reassess
Along with a carefully crafted speech of her need that was meant to impress
Chapstick has been used safely for over a hundred years
So there could be no product safety fears
She was cross examined by the Board, one member concerned that using Chap Stick would the teaching distract
Replying “much less than bleeding from my lips”—the end of that
The Board tried to the reasons for its policy explain
Sharing lip balm would spread disease should be viewed with disdain
Simple to ban the share; don’t ban a safe product that her lips desperately need
How can a young girl learn when her lips crack and bleed?
The Board’s decision has not yet been handed down
If the policy remains, the Board is a bunch of idiotic clowns
© September 13, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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