A Classroom Lesson -- From The U.S. Open

This video clip from over the weekend isn't just about the bizarre and unfortunate way Serena Williams lost out on becoming a repeat US Open champion.

It's also a vivid example of the "slippery slope" you hear some educators talk about. The costly breach of a minor rule exercised too rigidly, a thoughtless and self-destructive outburst, a fearful response -- and then a cascading set of consequences that end up feeling disproportionate to the original offense.

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