Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

It's frankly just because these kids typically just came from 12 years of schooling where free, open speech is not allowed nor encouraged hardly at all.

Say something smart ass in class, get suspended. The message is pretty clear, get in line or get out. They imprint on that mentality and carry it with them indefinitely. It's a genuine issue I think.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact