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T-Shirt Memorializing Sixth-Grader Causes School Uproar [school bans shirts honoring dead student]
yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | Sarah B. Weir

Posted on 11/12/2013 11:12:02 PM PST by grundle

Edited on 11/13/2013 1:34:56 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A controversy over kids wearing T-shirts to celebrate their friend who died from leukemia has sparked anger and soul-searching in Battle Creek, Michigan. On Saturday, sixth-grader Caitlyn Jackson passed away after a three-year battle with the disease. More than a dozen classmates showed up at Lakeville Middle School on Monday wearing orange and blue t-shirts bearing Caitlyn's name, many of which had been decorated by the kids themselves over the weekend. Blue was the 12-year-old's favorite color, and orange is the color designated to promote leukemia awareness. Upon arrival, the students were informed that they would need to either turn the shirts inside out, cover the girl's name with duct tape, or change tops—a decision made by school administrators.


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After a student died from leukemia, students wore t-shirts honoring the student. The school banned the shirts.
1 posted on 11/12/2013 11:12:02 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Desperate attempt to create a sanitized world, without a Christ.

They’ll remember JFK, but not this?


2 posted on 11/12/2013 11:14:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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Public Education can’t employ every single ahole we’ve got in America, but it doesn’t stop them from trying.


3 posted on 11/12/2013 11:22:16 PM PST by ComputerGuy (I've been shot at way too many times to worry about your precious sensibilities)
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To: grundle

Why do we have public schools?


4 posted on 11/12/2013 11:24:05 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: grundle

When are the authoritarian idiots going to learn that there’s no such thing as a local story anymore?


5 posted on 11/12/2013 11:27:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: grundle
WOW, just WOW. Any and ever teacher or counselor that I know of would have said it is OK for these kids to express their grief as long as they were not hurting themselves or others. This was just wrong on every level I know of.
6 posted on 11/12/2013 11:28:27 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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Some parents demanded the resignations of those administrators who had called for the T-shirt ban. That night, after speaking with Caitlyn's family, the school reversed their decision and said that the students could wear the shirts the next day.

I really don't give a damn that they reversed the decision the next day.

Dumb asses like this don't need to be running a school.

7 posted on 11/12/2013 11:34:12 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: ComputerGuy

To #3. Quote of the month and climbing.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 11:34:57 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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I suggest that the involved school administrators be made to work in a cancer ward for a week or two.

Then let them come back to the school and apologize in public to the students they showed a great disrespect to.


9 posted on 11/12/2013 11:37:02 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: grundle

Good Lord. Is there a more collectively stupid group of individuals in the country than public school administrators?


10 posted on 11/12/2013 11:39:10 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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Public Education can’t employ every single ahole we’ve got in America, but it doesn’t stop them from trying.

Not to worry, the ones they miss will get hired by the police Dept.

11 posted on 11/12/2013 11:44:22 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll
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TruTV really needs a new show, World’s Dumbest Public School Administrators. More than enough material out there to keep Danny Bonaduce, Tonya Harding, Loni Love, etc employed forever.


12 posted on 11/13/2013 12:05:52 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
When are the authoritarian idiots going to learn that there’s no such thing as a local story anymore?

Maybe they're trying to desensitize us. Maybe they've persuaded themselves if they flood the news with enough viciousness and idiocy, they'll become the norm.

What if they're right?

13 posted on 11/13/2013 12:27:56 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: grundle

If the parents were smart, they would keep pressing on those resignations. Take out the trash.


14 posted on 11/13/2013 12:29:48 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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Not to worry, the ones they miss will get hired by the police Dept

or Elected to congress


15 posted on 11/13/2013 12:38:20 AM PST by Nailbiter
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Good Lord. Is there a more collectively stupid group of individuals in the country than public school administrators?

Yes. That group is what is known as your local School Board. They hire these Admins and approve of their six-figure salaries.

16 posted on 11/13/2013 12:40:06 AM PST by Rodamala
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I guess these T-shirts clashed with the, “We are Trayvon” shirts. School administrators have become absolute tools.


17 posted on 11/13/2013 1:32:55 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Mad Max, let’s make that volunteer work at a cancer ward in a children’s hospital, please.


18 posted on 11/13/2013 1:59:35 AM PST by Wombat Ark
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To: grundle

Increasingly, the word “school” in the English language denotes an institution wherein children learn what it’s like to be an uneducated jerk.


19 posted on 11/13/2013 2:19:04 AM PST by Jack Hammer (American)
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“After a student died from leukemia, students wore t-shirts honoring the student. The school banned the shirts.”

If the school had a dress code, no problem here; similar accomodations would undoubtedly be made for St. Skittles, and I’d rather not have that at my children’s school. We live in a crumbling society where rules are routinely thrown out the window as part of the “fundamental transformation of America”; if these shirts violated a policy then keep them home, or at events outside of school hours.


20 posted on 11/13/2013 2:31:24 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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