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Middle School Changes Policy After Student Sent to Office
The Blaze ^ | April 24, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 04/24/2013 4:16:18 PM PDT by Altariel

A Kentucky middle school has changed its dress code after a student was sent to the office for wearing a “Support Our Troops” T-shirt, a spokeswoman told TheBlaze.

That school would be Mahaffey Middle School, which is actually located on the Fort Campbell Army base.

Student Cejai Taylor told Nashville Fox affiliate WZTV she wore the T-shirt right after her dad, Sgt. James Taylor, was sent on his sixth deployment overseas. Mahaffey requires all students to wear collared shirts, but has dress-down days once a month where they can wear jeans and school-approved shirts. The “Support Our Troops” shirt was not approved, and a teacher saw Taylor wearing it and told her to go to the office.

Her mother, Cassandra Taylor, said she chose to pick her daughter up from school instead of making her change her clothes.

“I’m not going to make her change, she’s standing her ground and as her mother and as a military wife I support my child,” Cassandra Taylor said. “It’s a military school on a military base.”

Cindy Gibson, a spokeswoman for the Department of Defense education system, told TheBlaze on Wednesday that “patriotic T-shirts” will now be permitted on dress-down days.

“We’ve incorporated patriotic T-shirts [into the dress code]“, Gibson said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: academicbias; antiamericanism; arth; fortcampbell; kentucky; mahaffey; notapeacemovement; school; supportourtroops; thoughtcrime; tshirt
Full Title: Middle School Changes Policy After Student Sent to Office for Wearing ‘Support Our Troops’ T-Shirt…on an Army Base
1 posted on 04/24/2013 4:16:18 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

[eyeroll]

Wouldn’t want members of service families being proud of.....service members.


2 posted on 04/24/2013 4:19:25 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Altariel
> ...a teacher saw Taylor wearing it and told her to go to the office...

Let's have that teacher's name and contact info. They need a lesson in the price of freedom. Maybe they can lose a little of theirs, so that they appreciate it more.

3 posted on 04/24/2013 4:20:05 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Altariel

A brouhaha over a support our troops T-shirt at a military school, on a military base!?

Doesn’t anybody out there have a lick of sense anymore!?


4 posted on 04/24/2013 4:21:53 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: Altariel

This nonsense has to stop. Parents need to take the schools back no matter where they are located, every day it just gets more ridiculous.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 4:23:22 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Altariel
I'm betting that Abdul will wear a Support our Allah shirt or the like. That will cause a quick end to dress down day where every day is uniform day.
6 posted on 04/24/2013 4:23:37 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: dayglored

He/she also needs a lesson in common sense. Only an idiot would have considered this shirt inappropriate.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 4:27:02 PM PDT by StevieB
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To: llevrok
I'm surprised she knows who her dad is. 6th deployment and this is middle school? good grief.
8 posted on 04/24/2013 4:30:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Altariel

CLIP:

http://www.kirotv.com/videos/news/national/12-year-old-sent-home-for-support-our-troops-shirt/vyzhP/


9 posted on 04/24/2013 4:31:29 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Altariel

A real head-slapper. I guess it’s too much to ask that teachers and administrators have common sense.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 4:35:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Altariel
I used to regularly invite military recruiters into my classroom. I could see the libs gagging and enjoyed every minute of it.

I'm sure now they will eventually try to ban the Marines because their rank insignia shows two crossed rifles. They can also ban the Army because a CIB depicts a musket. Zero tolerance!!

11 posted on 04/24/2013 4:42:21 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Altariel

No post commanders on the army post cared to weight in???


12 posted on 04/24/2013 5:00:36 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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13 posted on 04/24/2013 5:03:59 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Altariel

Call me when they change superintendant.

Fire the b*stard/b*tch.

Now!


14 posted on 04/24/2013 5:21:42 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: TurboZamboni

I was thinking the same thing. God bless out troops and support their families!


15 posted on 04/24/2013 5:30:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: Altariel

I really think mom is overreacting here. Usually, in these cases, it is the school personnel acting leftist, but it appears here that the school was enforcing an existing policy.

The students are expected to wear shirts with collars, and this particular shirt did not have a collar. I doubt the school was acting against support of the troops.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 5:43:57 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Altariel

Commander of Fort Campbell needs to have the DoD School system at least fire the so-called teacher who started this.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Bigg Red

This was, apparently, a dress-down day:

“Student Cejai Taylor told Nashville Fox affiliate WZTV she wore the T-shirt right after her dad, Sgt. James Taylor, was sent on his sixth deployment overseas. Mahaffey requires all students to wear collared shirts, but has dress-down days once a month where they can wear jeans and school-approved shirts. The “Support Our Troops” shirt was not approved, and a teacher saw Taylor wearing it and told her to go to the office.”


18 posted on 04/24/2013 5:57:20 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Bigg Red

Sew a collar on the shirt and send her back with it. Then we’ll see what the real problem is.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 7:21:28 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Altariel

This was, apparently, a dress-down day:

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Yipes! I was way off the mark here. Sorry. Skimmed a bit too much, apparently.

I take back what I said. Sounds like the staff deserves all of the criticism voiced here.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 5:14:21 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Lake Living

Yeah, I realized, after someone corrected me that I skimmed the article and did not get the real story. School was at fault.


21 posted on 04/25/2013 5:17:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: metmom; wintertime

Sent to tbe office for wearing a “Support The Troops” t-shirt. Would they have done this if he’d worn a “Supprt Transsexual Adoptive Parents on Welfare” t-shirt?


22 posted on 07/22/2013 4:34:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: Clintonfatigued; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

It works for me.

23 posted on 07/23/2013 5:47:33 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: rockinqsranch

“Doesn’t anybody out there have a lick of sense anymore!?”

‘Tis almighty scarce among the academented, AKA ‘educators’.


24 posted on 07/23/2013 5:56:07 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Still Thinking

Rules are everything. Can’t think for yourself! No, the rules don’t allow it.


25 posted on 07/23/2013 6:27:38 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (froggie sez water nice and warm)
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To: metmom

You are aware the original posting date of this story was in April. Seems a little late for us to be able to contact school etc.....


26 posted on 07/23/2013 2:24:10 PM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is protected by the 2nd amendment)
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To: Altariel

You just can’t make this stuff up. Quick! Someone cue the “but my school is a GOOD government school” apologists!

How many stories are out there detailing the latest abuses and yet how many people still send their kids to these places?

I have a word that describes parents who have the ability to send their kids elsewhere yet don’t: complicit.


27 posted on 07/23/2013 2:29:36 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: Hope for the Republic

No, I wasn’t. I received a ping to it just the other day and had about 12 arth articles to ping, so just went through them and did them all.


28 posted on 07/23/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Altariel

Teachers and education bureaucrats like this all need to be fired with no pensions.

Disgusting pieces of human scum.


29 posted on 07/23/2013 2:33:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: metmom
Same thing for the one about the girl setting off the chemical reaction that was unauthorized.
30 posted on 07/23/2013 2:35:11 PM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is protected by the 2nd amendment)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Or, “my teacher is good” crap.

Or like when Congress gets less than 20% approval ratings but incumbents win reelection in droves. “Oh, it’s not my Congressman that is the problem”.


31 posted on 07/23/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: Fledermaus

Yup. Hell is always the other guys.


32 posted on 07/23/2013 2:45:24 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: dayglored

“Let’s have that teacher’s name and contact info. They need a lesson in the price of freedom.”

Absolutely. People like this need to understand the folly of their ways. And to understand THEY are the ones in the minority, not patriots.


33 posted on 07/23/2013 7:59:52 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: rockabyebaby
Parents need to take the schools back ...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Please reconsider this position. Please.

The socialist-entitlement, single-payer, and compulsory COLLECTIVIST schools must be SHUT DOWN. Why?

Answer: Because, fundamentally, modern government schooling is, and **always** has been, a socialist-entitlement, collectivist, single-payer, and compulsory-use program. Built on such a foundation it was **inevitable** that this collectivist system of schooling would give the nation Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Clinton, and now Obama and every other social ill we not are burdened with.

Single-payer, socialist-entitlement, collectivist, and compulsory police enforced programs can NOT NOT NOT NOT be “taken back” or reformed. Government schooling isn't any different. It must be abolished and replaced with a completely private system.

34 posted on 07/26/2013 8:03:36 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: RKBA Democrat

I have a word that describes parents who have the ability to send their kids elsewhere yet don’t: complicit.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I have complete contempt for the employees of these socialist-entitlement, collectivist, and single-payer indoctrination camps. They are complicit as well. More so than the parents.

When sweet little Mrs. Honey Bun ( who is the church choir director) teaches at the local socialist-entitlement and collectivist school, she beguiles naive and inexperienced parents. Hey! Their local socialist-entitlement and collectivist school can’t be **that** bad! Hey! Sweet Mrs. Honey Bun ( who loves her garden) works there.

Personally, I have made a decision. I will NOT have a socialist-entitlement and collectivist school teacher for a friend. I SHUN THEM! I don’t have abortion workers for friends either.


35 posted on 07/26/2013 8:09:18 AM PDT by wintertime
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