Television news rooms (MSNBC does this story) are charged with the task of making the nightly news compelling. Be local. Be timely. Dwell on the controversial. The perfect ingredients for a headline story about the confrontation that is a big part of back to school again this year: FREAK DANCING. Although the face-off between administrators and students regarding dance behavior at school dances has been an on-going issue for the past several years, the cameras and talking heads are back at it, making “grinding” a big back-to-school news item. After all, if there is no teachers strike, what back to school stories are there that have the magic ingredient of controversy.
So news flash: The headlines will roll once again with the stories of “grinding” at school dances that will inflame a whole new crop of students, and infuriate their respective parents….leaving the administrator in the middle to arbitrate and make homecoming a “respectable” school social event. Without the big fuss would the tension ease and the problem slowly diminish. Who knows. I do know it doesn’t help. Details at 11.
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