There’s a freeway running through the yard

I went to Cleveland Humanities Magnet High School along with strausmouse, the Norm half of vickyandnorm, and kruppenheimer. The school is in Reseda, California, and hearing Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” always reminds me of my alma mater. It was kind of our theme song.

But a few days ago, strausmouse reminded me of our school, because it has apparently been caught up in a bit of controversy.

I am wholeheartedly with the students on this one, and can only thank the principal and teachers for acting as they did. Had they acted rationally, instead of having knee-jerk reactions, the poor students would never have gotten the publicity that they did. And that would have been a shame.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.