Sunday, April 29, 2007

Luthar featured on KING5

Seattle NBC affiliate KING5 has a short news segmentt about Suniya Luthar's presentation to Mercer Island parents last week.  Nothing new in the broadcast, though it's always nice to see our school on TV.

I wonder how they got the video clip of the student smoking marijuana?  Did reporter Deborah Feldman ask around until she found a teenager willing to light up on camera?  Was he hard to find?  Will she (or anyone) help the kid get treatment or counseling?  That sounds like a much more interesting story to me because it points to an inconsistency in the way we think about drugs, versus other vices, in schools.  What if, instead of a pothead, the segment showed a kid shooting heroin?  Or brandishing a gun or a bomb? 

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