22 April 2009

The GOOD news is that my older daughter...

...has just won the 2009 Law Day Essay Contest (in the grades 6-8 division), sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association!

Her essay on why students' cell phones should be barred from middle schools won her 4 tickets to a New Britain Rock Cats game, the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at their May 1st baseball game, and the publication of her essay in Connecticut Lawyer magazine.

The BAD news is that it's only a matter of time before various faculty members from a local university circulate a petition declaring such an idea an infringement of free speech and an offense against humanity.

"Edward R. Murrow, Woodward and Bernstein, and Mark Twain would have had cell phones in middle school," they would cry. "And, besides, we don't like the writing in CT Lawyer nearly as much as in Le Monde."

O tempora, o mores.

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