Skip to comments.Dress code bars Oklahoma City kindergartner from wearing University of Michigan T-shirt
Posted on 08/23/2012 9:02:04 AM PDT by MNDudeEdited 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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The stupid just never ends.
I remember back in school days when we couldn't have any t-shirts at all with anything on them.
Fortunately for Oklahoma schools, no gang, except for maybe a LGBT Gang, would wear Oklahoma Sooner T-shirts.
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.
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.
Unless things have changed since the 80s, OKC public schools have a dress code —> no graphics on the tees
Personally I am in favor of uniforms.
Kids dont have to worry about what they are going to wear to school. Parents dont have to shuck out hundreds of dollars for stylish cloths to keep their kids from being beaten down by the peer pressure.
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.
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.
BTW, Go Blue.
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.
How about obama shirts? Are they allowed to show that gang affiliation?
I guess dress codes are okay. I just hate how the existence of trashy gangs always ends up effecting the rules for everyone else.
Glad to see the good folks in Oklahoma have common sense. Go Buckeyes! Muck Fichigan!
“Several parents told Fox 25 they think the rule is ridiculous, saying its 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.
“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.
However, “Che” shirts will continue to be acceptable.
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.
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!
My Buckeye son-in-law agrees, but he also wants the exemption to include THE OSU. :-)
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.
It's a stupid rule. Period.
And I'm an Oklahoman....and a Sooner and Cowboy fan.
“Hail to the Victors Valiant, Hail to the Conquering Heroes, Hail, Hail, to Michigan, the Champions of the West!!!!” Brings tears to my eyes... :)
What are the gangs called that 5 y/o’s run in? The Hot Wheels? Sheesh...
You're still sore because Cheaty McSweatervest got caught. GO BLUE!
The Sooners are my Big 12 team, and have been for 40 years.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Apparently things have changed - my kids wear tees all the time. (Usually school teams, but sometimes pro or college.)
See you in November! Remember the Rich Rod travesty and the total DOMINANCE by The VEST. Get ready for the Urban Shocker!!!!
The rule is a good one. Next up.......all Iowa State shirts banned in all Iowa schools.
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.
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.
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)!
As it should be indeed!
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.
"Without Sports, This Wouldn't Be Disgusting."
I love this picture...it is SO true!!! :)
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.
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! :)
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.
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