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(Pal-Item)   Remember that Indiana high school that suspended over 169 students last week for violating their new fascist dress code? Hundreds of parents attended board meeting last night only to be told to give up and call the whambulance   (pal-item.com) divider line 427
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2009-08-27 09:16:48 AM
If you're distracted because the student next to you is wearing a striped shirt, you're the one with the problem.
 
2009-08-27 09:43:47 AM
"As they grow up, with all this strict, strict, strict (enforcement) they are going to rebel," he said.

Worse yet, they may accept it.
 
2009-08-27 09:59:46 AM
I don't think it goes far enough, actually. Don't you know that colors inflame the senses and young passions of our children?

I think they should be required to wear grey or olive drab.
 
2009-08-27 10:07:04 AM
They might as well make them wear uniforms.

Solution for the parents: Vote out the school board if you don't like it.
 
2009-08-27 10:31:09 AM
slayer199: They might as well make them wear uniforms.

That only works if someone on the board is taking payola from a
clothes store.
 
2009-08-27 10:36:48 AM
slayer199: They might as well make them wear uniforms.

This is much worse than uniforms--at least uniforms are relatively affordable; this forces parents to buy their kids entirely new wardrobes in this economy.
 
2009-08-27 10:45:51 AM
FTFA: "The approach of shut up and do what you're told -- or else -- seems to be too common in our school system," parent Angela Bane said.

Just wait until they hit the workforce
 
2009-08-27 10:48:53 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves: FTFA: "The approach of shut up and do what you're told -- or else -- seems to be too common in our school system," parent Angela Bane said.

Just wait until they hit the workforce


Sorry about your career choice. If your skill set is unique and you make your employer enough money, "shut up & do what you're told" is a laughable concept.
 
2009-08-27 10:56:06 AM
"God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board" - Samual Clemens
 
2009-08-27 10:57:39 AM
ne2d: slayer199: They might as well make them wear uniforms.

This is much worse than uniforms--at least uniforms are relatively affordable; this forces parents to buy their kids entirely new wardrobes in this economy.


I don't disagree. This is a stupid rule...I think there should be a minimal dress code, but this is ridiculous.
 
2009-08-27 11:13:05 AM
what_now: Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?


i think she's crying because of her deformed baby hand.
 
2009-08-27 11:14:24 AM
This is over the top and the school board needs to be voted out, and then beaten with maple tree trunks.

I really don't know how you parents don't go apeshiat and kill a lot of these idiot PTA members/school board members/principals that put into play or suggestion all these ridiculous rules and common sense lacking, zero tolerance policies.
It makes me rage with anger, and I'm not even a parent.

I wish serial killers would pick targets that would better society.
 
2009-08-27 11:14:42 AM
So suspending 169 students creates a "culture of success"?
 
2009-08-27 11:14:52 AM
Low-cut shirts, anything not considered a crew neck, is also prohibited, along with other baggy or tight-fitting clothing.

first they came for the whores and i said nothing because i am not a whore. then i realized that i like looking at whores, and i cried in front of a town hall full of my neighbors.
 
2009-08-27 11:16:37 AM
And this:

"Since the suspensions, parents have been vocal protesting the dress code either through online petitions or protests outside RHS. At certain points last week, police were called to quell the anger."

How exactly does this create a "culture of success"?

Looks like the school board members are ready to retire. Sounds like they're going to get their wish.
 
2009-08-27 11:18:57 AM
what_now: Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?

Probably having to spend money she doesn't have on new clothes, maybe missing work if her daughter was one of the hundreds of students expelled, etc., all to satisfy the petty whims of a few sociopaths whose salary you pay and you have no real influence over.
 
2009-08-27 11:33:30 AM
morgantx: Under the new dress code, the girl on the left in the picture below would be suspended:



Both of these kids would be suspended:



So would these:



And these:


WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE GAP MODELS?!!?
 
2009-08-27 11:37:59 AM
what_now: Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?


Back off. Can't you see she is an advocate of choices? Happy Meal or Hefty Kids Meal. Fries or Fries and a Shake. Fried, grilled or DEEP FRIED?
 
2009-08-27 11:38:37 AM
subby needs figure out what facism is. In fact, most of Fark needs to do some research - you're using it incorrectly to describe policies, political parties and social norms.

Let's make each other smarter, not dumber. Continuing to use the term wrong is like continuing to send around the email urging people to get on the cellular do not call list.
 
2009-08-27 11:38:44 AM
morgantx: So would these:

To be fair, the kid in the tie over his sweatshirt is rapidly heading to a life of popped collar Abercrombie polo shirts and ironic trucker hats if someone doesn't do something to stop him.
 
2009-08-27 11:43:30 AM
I agree that it seems a little too broad, but how hard is a white, collared shirt and a pair of slacks?

It's like $15 at target. Buy three, and you're set for the year.

Let's not make thisbigger than it is.
 
2009-08-27 11:43:36 AM
bradkanus: subby needs figure out what facism is.

FTA: "Bourff said the school corporation will continue to implement the dress code."

Government-owned corporations acting in an totalitarian manner to ensure conformity and stifle dissent?

Yup, fits within the tenets of facism.
 
2009-08-27 11:45:41 AM
bradkanus: subby needs figure out what facism is.

Is it discrimination based on people's faces?
 
2009-08-27 11:47:58 AM
Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?


Do you just wake up in the morning and shiat in your own mouth?
 
2009-08-27 11:51:02 AM
Wait, it allows JEANS too?

Seriously...how hard is it to just buy solid-color shirts? I mean, it's not like they're requiring three-piece suits.

There are pro/con arguments about uniforms and more restrictive dress codes, but I have a hard time understanding why this one is even problematic.
 
2009-08-27 11:52:15 AM
ne2d: slayer199: They might as well make them wear uniforms.

This is much worse than uniforms--at least uniforms are relatively affordable; this forces parents to buy their kids entirely new wardrobes in this economy.


Boo farking hoo. I live in a ghetto county and we've had this for 5 years. Although, Richmond is a shiathole. So maybe they're poor too.
 
2009-08-27 11:52:16 AM
chris2fer.files.wordpress.com

Approves

/hot...the link that is.
 
2009-08-27 11:52:27 AM
what_now: Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?


Seriously, THIS.

Somehow, people have gotten the impression that crying helps sway a situation in your favor. I've seen it in retail stores, car dealerships, even farking McDonalds.

Honestly, all crying says is "I'm so pathetic, I have no other recourse than to appeal to your latent parenting instincts".

Come on, America. Man up and stop trying to manipulate with your tears of weakness.
 
2009-08-27 11:52:39 AM
DOES NOT APPROVE
http://tinyurl.com/l97j4f
(copy and paste)
 
2009-08-27 11:52:59 AM
Good, those little bastards need a little disciplane in their lifes. Lord knows they are not getting it from the negligent monsters that are their parents. I say they should take the next step and tattoo a barcode or imbed an RFID chip into their arm, I think IBM has a product for that, and make sure those little retards know they can never escape their permanent records.
 
2009-08-27 11:53:33 AM
Huh. I went to a Catholic All boys school and we had a less restricted dress code.

Except on All School Mass days (which weren't really that common). If you forgot to wear a tie, they made you take one from the tie bag. They had apparently found a way to collect the worst ties ever made by man and put them in that bag.
 
2009-08-27 11:53:38 AM
slayer199: They might as well make them wear uniforms.

Solution for the parents: Vote out the school board if you don't like it.


I say bring guns and physically remove the board members.
 
2009-08-27 11:53:38 AM
Why would anybody who isn't impoverished ever send their child to a government indoctrination center school?
 
2009-08-27 11:53:51 AM
what_now: Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?


Came here to say this. F-ing ridiculous.
 
2009-08-27 11:54:21 AM
They should all be wearing uniforms, including no sneakers with logos. They are going there to learn, not for a fashion show.
 
2009-08-27 11:54:30 AM
SchlingFocker: bradkanus: subby needs figure out what facism is.

FTA: "Bourff said the school corporation will continue to implement the dress code."

Government-owned corporations acting in an totalitarian manner to ensure conformity and stifle dissent?

Yup, fits within the tenets of facism.


So send thsoe kids to private schoo.
mattharvest: I agree that it seems a little too broad, but how hard is a white, collared shirt and a pair of slacks?

It's like $15 at target. Buy three, and you're set for the year.

Let's not make thisbigger than it is.


Just have the kids start wearing uniforms, the same as they do in private school.
 
2009-08-27 11:55:45 AM
thomps: what_now: Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?

i think she's crying because of her deformed baby hand.


Or because she's ugly as sin.
 
2009-08-27 11:55:52 AM
mattharvest: I agree that it seems a little too broad, but how hard is a white, collared shirt and a pair of slacks?

It's like $15 at target. Buy three, and you're set for the year.

Let's not make thisbigger than it is.


The government is implementing regulations that cost the citizens money and have no proven benefit.

Myself, I don't support additional regulations just because they're "not too bad".

Any additional imposition on the citizens via governmental regulation needs to be supported by data that show the regulation will have a substantial positive effect.

There is no such data in this case.
 
2009-08-27 11:56:35 AM
Can'tLetYouDoThatStarFox: Why would anybody who isn't impoverished ever send their child to a government indoctrination center school?

Are you talking about the Army?
 
2009-08-27 11:56:42 AM
mattharvest: I agree that it seems a little too broad, but how hard is a white, collared shirt and a pair of slacks?

It's like $15 at target. Buy three, and you're set for the year.

Let's not make thisbigger than it is.


You're not a parent, I see.
THREE? For a YEAR? For KIDS?

/some people barely scrape by as it is
//not a parent either; just have respect for those that work really hard to feed, shelter, and clothe a family on not much pay
 
2009-08-27 11:56:44 AM
Subby - note spelling.
www.destructoid.com
 
2009-08-27 11:56:47 AM
uncoveror: They are going there to learn, not for a fashion show.

But mom, you're ruining my rep!
 
2009-08-27 11:56:52 AM
Latinwolf: Just have the kids start wearing uniforms, the same as they do in private school.

I went to private school. We didn't have uniforms. It was fine.
 
2009-08-27 11:56:58 AM
If you're lucky enough to be in a position to steal money from taxpayers for doing practically nothing, you'd be best served to STFU and not draw attention to yourself
 
2009-08-27 11:57:09 AM
ne2d: what_now: Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?

Probably having to spend money she doesn't have on new clothes, maybe missing work if her daughter was one of the hundreds of students expelled, etc., all to satisfy the petty whims of a few sociopaths whose salary you pay and you have no real influence over.


Precisely, I wore uniforms from the begining of elementary school to the end of High School (and for one year, wore an actual US military uniform) So I have nothing, in theory against the concept. (though if you believe it does anything to cut down on peer pressure or fashion competition you are deluding yourself. The focus just shifts to having he right acessories for the girls and wearing the right brand of shoes or even cologne for the boys)

But I DO object to school board officals coming up with a laundry-list of utterly arbitrary rules and not even TRYING to justify them.

No Floral Prints? No Visible logos (does anyone MAKE clothes without those anymore) No Farking PLAID? Time to unleash Willie the Groundskeeper methinks.
 
2009-08-27 11:57:10 AM
Tigger: Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?


Do you just wake up in the morning and shiat in your own mouth?


So you were the woman in the picture?
 
2009-08-27 11:57:26 AM
Latinwolf: So send thsoe kids to private schoo.

Perhaps you should have gone to a better school.

Then, you would be able to spell. And, you would be able to determine that I was debating the definition of fascism in that post, not the quality of the school.

Moran.
 
2009-08-27 11:57:30 AM
thomps: what_now: Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?

i think she's crying because of her deformed baby hand.


Latinwolf: thomps: what_now: Karen Wheeler, at times in tears, describes her daughter's trials over the current dress code

Ok really, mom? The idea that your kid has to submit to a dress code, brings you to TEARS? You think dressing a certain way is a TRIAL for your teenager?

Look, this dress code sounds arbitrary and ridiculous, but....tears? From a grown woman?

i think she's crying because of her deformed baby hand.

Or because she's ugly as sin.


and she's rather obese
 
2009-08-27 11:57:44 AM
Latinwolf: Just have the kids start wearing uniforms, the same as they do in private school.

Uniforms always work!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2009-08-27 11:58:19 AM
Tigger: Do you just wake up in the morning and shiat in your own mouth?

Are you talking to me?
 
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