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Dress code bars Oklahoma City kindergartner from wearing University of Michigan T-shirt
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Posted on 08/23/2012 9:02:04 AM PDT by MNDude

Edited on 08/23/2012 9:46:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

An Oklahoma City student was forced to turn his shirt inside-out because he was wearing a University of Michigan T-shirt, violating the districtís dress code.

Fox 25 reports that the 5-year-old kindergartner violated a 2005 rule created by the Oklahoma City Public Schools banning clothing with sports team logos unless they are from Oklahoma colleges or universities. The rule, which was established due to gang affiliations some teams carry, excludes all professional teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder.


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KEYWORDS: dresscode; education; news; schools
From the picture, the 5 year old looks harmless enough.
1 posted on 08/23/2012 9:02:12 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

The stupid just never ends.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 9:05:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MNDude
Wouldn't it be nice if all K-12 schools everywhere would prohibit any t-shirts that have ANY thing printed on them . . . nothing . . . no pictures, words, or nuttin'? Then they'd have no problems.

I remember back in school days when we couldn't have any t-shirts at all with anything on them.

3 posted on 08/23/2012 9:06:09 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: MNDude

Fortunately for Oklahoma schools, no gang, except for maybe a LGBT Gang, would wear Oklahoma Sooner T-shirts.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 9:11:20 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: cripplecreek

Unfortunately, there will always be stupid parents.

Rules agaist clothing with printing at all (which is what we had in the schools I went to in the sixties and seventies)is probably the second best solution, after uniforms.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 9:15:32 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: laweeks

Uniforms. It eliminates the peer pressure of kids who can afford expensive clothes vs. those who can’t, and if the codes are enforced, prevents “gang “ symbology as well.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 9:15:45 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: MNDude

Unless things have changed since the 80s, OKC public schools have a dress code —> no graphics on the tees


7 posted on 08/23/2012 9:16:51 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: laweeks
I remember back in school days when we couldn't have any t-shirts at all with anything on them.

Personally I am in favor of uniforms.

Kids don’t have to worry about what they are going to wear to school. Parents don’t have to shuck out hundreds of dollars for stylish cloths to keep their kids from being beaten down by the peer pressure.

8 posted on 08/23/2012 9:16:54 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: MNDude

Oh, this is just silly. Why in the world should it matter if a 5 year old wears a shirt with a logo from a team in another state? What a ridiculous restriction.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 9:23:06 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: laweeks
Wouldn't it be nice if all K-12 schools everywhere would prohibit any t-shirts that have ANY thing printed on them . . . nothing . . . no pictures, words, or nuttin'?

Not in my opinion. When I was a young student, we could wear t-shirts with alcohol & tobacco advertising, heavy metal bands, political messages, religious messages, etc.

Somehow, our impressionable young minds survived the onslaught of free speech.

10 posted on 08/23/2012 9:23:16 AM PDT by gdani
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To: MNDude
I could understand the logo of another Big 12 team but Big 10?

BTW, Go Blue.

11 posted on 08/23/2012 9:25:21 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: MNDude

The faculty has a responsibility to keep the school safe and to maintain the best atmosphere for learning. A proper dress code is part of that responsibility.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 9:25:48 AM PDT by Family Guy (A society's first line of defense is not the law but customs, traditions and moral values. -Williams)
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To: Pharmboy

UM ping.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 9:26:27 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Uncle Slayton

How about obama shirts? Are they allowed to show that gang affiliation?


14 posted on 08/23/2012 9:26:57 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: Family Guy

I guess dress codes are okay. I just hate how the existence of trashy gangs always ends up effecting the rules for everyone else.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 9:33:22 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: MNDude

Glad to see the good folks in Oklahoma have common sense. Go Buckeyes! Muck Fichigan!


16 posted on 08/23/2012 9:33:36 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: MNDude

“Several parents told Fox 25 they think the rule is ridiculous, saying it’s especially harsh at the kindergarten level due to the likelihood of gang activity at that age.”

Until some gang banger does a drive by of their kid for wearing the wrong color. Banning t-shirts is what they do instead of cracking down on gangs and gang members’ parents.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 9:35:13 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

“How about obama shirts? Are they allowed to show that gang affiliation?”

Why yes they are. That gang had been endorsed by the DOJ to run guns to the Sinola Cartel.

If the “Sons of Anarchy” were real, the US DOJ would put them out of business.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 9:37:36 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MNDude

However, “Che” shirts will continue to be acceptable.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 9:38:20 AM PDT by albie
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To: MNDude

We’ve allowed a group of idiots to set the bar for the rest of us. Time to kick their butts and stop this nonsense.

Also, just go back to school uniforms. Kids can wear what they want after school and at home. And they learn that only adults get the privilege of wearing what they want when they want.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 9:39:59 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: Uncle Slayton
Go to he$$ bub........

: )

21 posted on 08/23/2012 9:40:23 AM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: MNDude

I did a USAR 2 week stint with my unit at Ft. Dodge in Iowa. As a reward for some hard work, we were all allowed to go into a town, a few of us decided to hit one of the bars. A few of us did not have any civilian attire, so we had to wear our PT shorts and T-shirt....The bar had the same type of policy and barred us from entering. Evidently, they felt we were a risk for gang activity..

I told them that hell yeah we were a gang, in fact we were the biggest and most powerful gang in the world. Hell, many an entire continent felt our wrath!

Hahaha...


22 posted on 08/23/2012 9:41:02 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

My Buckeye son-in-law agrees, but he also wants the exemption to include THE OSU. :-)


23 posted on 08/23/2012 9:41:16 AM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: MNDude

It’s a clear rule with a reasonable (if not brilliant) rationale. Live with it, or send your child to school somewhere else ... keeping in mind that private schools will probably have a uniform including a plain shirt, and if you homeschool, you don’t have an audience for the message of your shirt.


24 posted on 08/23/2012 9:43:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall.)
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To: Family Guy
So they let the kids have Oklahoma University T-shirts...on. But not any other school.

It's a stupid rule. Period.

And I'm an Oklahoman....and a Sooner and Cowboy fan.

25 posted on 08/23/2012 9:46:29 AM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: MNDude

“Hail to the Victors Valiant, Hail to the Conquering Heroes, Hail, Hail, to Michigan, the Champions of the West!!!!” Brings tears to my eyes... :)


26 posted on 08/23/2012 9:48:32 AM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: thefactor

What are the gangs called that 5 y/o’s run in? The Hot Wheels? Sheesh...


27 posted on 08/23/2012 9:50:36 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
"Glad to see the good folks in Oklahoma have common sense. Go Buckeyes! Muck Fichigan!"

You're still sore because Cheaty McSweatervest got caught. GO BLUE!

28 posted on 08/23/2012 9:52:24 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Osage Orange

The Sooners are my Big 12 team, and have been for 40 years.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 9:54:56 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Pharmboy

Oklahoma City Public Schools banning clothing with sports team logos unless they are from Oklahoma colleges or universities...........WHAT?

A 5 year old not wearing THEIR chosen school logos/colors is agains’t that boys civil rights. Definitely a case for a good lawsuit. Additionally, considering the shirt to be “gang related”, aAre all the people in that school system really that stupid? what the hell has happened to this country??????

Another tremendous reason to home school you own kids. Doing so, they can wear any damn color/logo they want...It’s part of the First Amemdment of the U.S> Constitution, is it not?


30 posted on 08/23/2012 9:57:26 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: MNDude

There’s nothing “stupid” about dress codes.

The kid can wear anything he wants (or his parents allow) when he’s on his own time.

Same with corporate execs, policemen, military, McDonalds workers.

Dress the part. Nothing wrong with learning that early.

Schools DO have a problem keeping gang activity out, and gangs DO adopt certain schools and colors to identify themselves. School administrators should not have to be dealing with this stuff. It’s easier, and wiser, just to ban them all, K-12. Good argument for school uniforms.

Solidly on the school’s side on this one. The kid needs to be learning, and he can do that in a plain shirt.


31 posted on 08/23/2012 9:58:05 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Progov

Next thing you know, the schools will be controlling what damn color and type underwear you can wear. Our society has fallen off a cliff and landed on its head.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 9:59:03 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

So one gang will wear OU shirts and the others will wear Okie State shirts.

I’d like to see which gang will wear the Oral Roberts University T-Shirts.


33 posted on 08/23/2012 10:00:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: xtinct

Apparently things have changed - my kids wear tees all the time. (Usually school teams, but sometimes pro or college.)


34 posted on 08/23/2012 10:12:17 AM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Mich Patriot

See you in November! Remember the Rich Rod travesty and the total DOMINANCE by The VEST. Get ready for the Urban Shocker!!!!


35 posted on 08/23/2012 10:12:50 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: cripplecreek

The rule is a good one. Next up.......all Iowa State shirts banned in all Iowa schools.


36 posted on 08/23/2012 10:25:46 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Clock King

If it is a private school and the parens want to send them there, so be it. A public school with no uniform requrirements, kids should be allowed to wear what their parents give them permission to wear, as long as it is not offensive to the general public. Kids should be allowed to express themselves.


37 posted on 08/23/2012 10:26:04 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Ha ha ha! Well of couse we haven’t forgotten our old pal RR with his awesome defenses and special teams (/s X 1 million).

November indeed. Have no doubt that Urban will be a great fit there, and the rivalry will be more competitive going forward, as it should be.


38 posted on 08/23/2012 11:09:33 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: republicanbred
Brings tears to my eyes... :)

Mine too, kind of like a mixture of CS gas, skunk and that chicken you left in your trunk over a long hot weekend. :-)

Go Oiho State (any other spelling is now racist)!

39 posted on 08/23/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Mich Patriot

As it should be indeed!


40 posted on 08/23/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: kevkrom; laweeks

IIRC, the Republic of Korea (”South Korea”) has different school uniforms for different ages, becoming progressively more paramilitary as one progresses, for everyone. I believe Japan is the same way. They have almost no problems with their students, compared to our system.


41 posted on 08/23/2012 12:17:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: KarlInOhio
A picture of Shoelace for you. GO BLUE!
42 posted on 08/23/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: republicanbred

"Without Sports, This Wouldn't Be Disgusting."

43 posted on 08/23/2012 12:52:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I love this picture...it is SO true!!! :)


44 posted on 08/23/2012 1:04:35 PM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: MNDude
A dress code is a dress code.

I'd prefer school uniforms. With a uniform, students wouldn't be automatically stratified based on whose parents can afford the back-to-school hottest fashions.

45 posted on 08/23/2012 1:11:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 74 days away.)
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To: republicanbred

46 posted on 08/23/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (You had me at 'Meat Tornado'.)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Oh, I love this! I will have to go to the M-Den and get one for next Saturday so I can be dressed to the nines, while I enjoy watching Michigan beat the Sooners! :)


47 posted on 08/23/2012 1:41:52 PM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: MNDude

They can’t just ban the red and blue shirts, so hey ban them all. Got it. But carrying that down to 5 year olds? C’mon. I don’t think they’ve been initiated yet into any gangs.


48 posted on 08/23/2012 5:00:36 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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