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  •  Interesting (12+ / 0-)

    My seventh grade son came home with one of these bracelets this past school year. A friend gave it to him; I guess a lot of kids are wearing them. As far as I know, his school has not said anything about them one way or another.

    •  Some schools have authoritarian blue noses (5+ / 0-)

      in charge...

      Other schools have more enlightened people running things.

      I love this:

      “The classroom is peculiarly the ‘marketplace of ideas.’ The Nation’s future depends upon leaders trained through wide exposure to that robust exchange of ideas which discovers truth ‘out of a multitude of tongues,’ (rather) than through any kind of authoritative selection.’”
      The authoritative selection is almost always wrong.

      Holy Cow!!! 06/18/2013 and I've got my mojo back!!!! A new signature will be written shortly.

      by Josiah Bartlett on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 04:25:51 PM PDT

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      •  Three points (2+ / 0-)
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        1) School is mandatory. That means that people with all types of beliefs and attitudes must send their children to school. Schools must walk a line between those who would have no restrictions and those who are puritanical. I would not be surprised if in this particular case, the principal received complaints from parents.

        2) Students need to learn appropriateness. I use the phrase, "There's a time and place."  School is not the appropriate time or place for t-shirts that say "Feelmyballs" or another old standard, "Liquor in the front; poker in the rear". OTOH, "I heart boobies" is not offensive, IMO.

        3) Restrictions can be imposed if the the apparel impacts safety or disrupts the educational process. Thus certain schools ban the Confederate flag, while other ban gang colors.

        Finally, while it is true that schools are caught up in these issues, I will agree that admins should be able to make judgements based on the situations. It's one of the reasons I detest zero tolerance rules. Too often zero tolerance means zero common sense.

        A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

        by slatsg on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 07:35:31 PM PDT

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