This surreal chapter at Shelton High School very nearly roped the General Assembly into what should have been a non-news issue. It also underscores the need for more teachers and fewer administrators over at Shelton High. Conincidentally, the Blogster is a little concerned this morning that the administration of the school has been so bogged down in education speak, that the exact nature of their remarks have continually bordered on the indecipherable. Was James tate banned from the senior prom? You could barely tell. Was he allowed, ultimately, to go. Yeah, but they…just…couldn’t…communicate it straight up. Few people this morning are breathing bigger sighs of relief that Rep. Jason Perillo, R-Shelton, Rep. Sean Williams, R-Watertown and Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-Shelton, who were prepared to offer legislation that would have forced the administrators to let James go to the event. The city school system has been rightly and richly embarrassed internationally for trying to stifle the harmless romantic action of a teenage boy. Let’s see: bullying, inarticulate (did we say over-paid) school administrators; bomb plots at the high school; the Times Square bomber who lived over on Long Hill. Is the PCB-laden Housatonic River being diverted into the public water supply?
Connecticut politics is a contact sport