November 28th, 2010


Let's hear it for the heroes of public education!

In this case, that's sarcastic, although it could be said with honest seriousness in other contexts.

However, today we are cheering Franklin High in Portland (it's not clear from context whether this is Portland, Oregon or another Portland here on the East Coast) for not only effectively killing off their robotics club, but withholding their tools and equipment and, apparently, $7,500 in cash -- all of this apparently raised/provided by the club, NOT by the school.

While there are some reasons given that the school had to shut the club down (though their rules are shown to be rather contradictory on this point), there is no clear reason given that the assets, which are as far as I can tell completely in the ownership of the club, should be withheld.