Civil Liberties

Brickbat: Crossing a Line


Some parents of students at Wisconsin's Marinette Middle School aren't happy their children were asked to take part in a group activity requiring them to step forward in response to various questions. The school said the exercise was meant to build better relationships and reduce bullying. But parents say many of the questions could be embarrassing to students and provoke bullying. Among other things, students were asked to step forward if they were nervous they wouldn't finish high school, have parents who live in two different houses, have thought about hurting themselves, are adopted or would like a hug.