I believe every rat deserves a proper education. There is no reason they should be segregated or forced to be home-schooled. I claim racial injustice on behalf of rats everywhere.
Just kidding … well, not really … the point is well said with this quote from the article:
I don’t understand why he is not being allowed to take his pet in school, his friend has taken in a hamster in before now.
I may have a biased opinion, but rats are much more social and tolerate handling by strangers a lot better than a hamster would. A true hands-on experience for the show-and-tell study with a pet rat would have much more of an impact than just being near forced to only watch a hamster in a cage.
This is not the first time I have made light of this school decision, and I will likely write on similar cases as I come across them.
Educate our rats … and our teachers, too!
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