Sometimes, even better than bearing direct witness to a clip out of "Kids Say the Darndest Things--Middle School Edition" is hearing about it second hand in play-by-play transcript form. The following conversation took place between a co-worker and her student in the autism program.
Ms. U: "Are you wearing a rosary?"
Ian: "Yes. You are the first person to notice."
Ms. U: "Why are you wearing it?"
Ian: "I was baptized."
Ms. U: "When?"
Ian: "Last year. I am a Christian. Get it? Christ-IAN. Christ liked my name so much that he added my name to his religion."
Who says faith is prohibited in schools?