There is no escape

That's the line being taken by the Sydney International Grammar School on iPods. They worry that kids listening to tunes may experience "social isolation or escape from our community.”

Two things: 1.)this is creepy. Dictatorship-creepy. 2.)Music works two ways - for the kids who don't like the other kids, it's a great escape. Nothing like rockin' some Nirvana while you scowl at the "cool kids". Or - community building via shared interest in music.

Now, however, the school has created an automatic secret society: I give it two days before the "Movement to Liberate Music" rebels seize a classroom.