My wife works in the public school system. There're much worse stories than this, and sadly, they even involve kids, health, and well-being, which the following story does not really.
I am sorry. I cannot feel much sympathy for Philip Greenspun's tale of retreat to private schools. Better to have this kind of thinking isolated in the in-bred society anyway I guess. Make room for people who have the right attitude and can actually make a difference rather than just be a difference.
I too easily slip into cynism, and this is what I wrote on Philip's comment page...
Poor little thing. She even cried?
Must be rough. Retreat to the private school. Fall back, men.
Note to self: gotta close on the house in the gated community.
Hurry, men. There's people here who *yell*!