I can't say that I'm terribly surprised. I'm a public school teacher in FL. My children will not be attending public school. This single moment of stupidity with the steak knife is overshadowed by the systemic daily stupidity of what goes on in many classrooms. This is what happens when bureaucrats get ahold of... well, anything. My wife and I are thinking we may start a home-school coop, where we split the duties and costs of home-schooling for a group of families. And yes, our teachers will be encouraged to carry. And use common sense. And teach.