Skip to comments.T-Shirt Memorializing Sixth-Grader Causes School Uproar [school bans shirts honoring dead student]
Posted on 11/12/2013 11:12:02 PM PST by grundleEdited 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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Desperate attempt to create a sanitized world, without a Christ.
They’ll remember JFK, but not this?
Public Education can’t employ every single ahole we’ve got in America, but it doesn’t stop them from trying.
Why do we have public schools?
When are the authoritarian idiots going to learn that there’s no such thing as a local story anymore?
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.
To #3. Quote of the month and climbing.
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.
Good Lord. Is there a more collectively stupid group of individuals in the country than public school administrators?
Not to worry, the ones they miss will get hired by the police Dept.
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.
When are the authoritarian idiots going to learn that theres 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?
If the parents were smart, they would keep pressing on those resignations. Take out the trash.
Not to worry, the ones they miss will get hired by the police Dept
or Elected to congress
Yes. That group is what is known as your local School Board. They hire these Admins and approve of their six-figure salaries.
I guess these T-shirts clashed with the, “We are Trayvon” shirts. School administrators have become absolute tools.
Mad Max, let’s make that volunteer work at a cancer ward in a children’s hospital, please.
Increasingly, the word “school” in the English language denotes an institution wherein children learn what it’s like to be an uneducated jerk.
“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.
Always remember...anyone cutting school funding that does not cut administrators and executives...supports morons who run the schools. And you get this idiot nonsense
You would improve education by taking 50% of all school administrators, executives, “dollar a year men/women”, and executing them on the spot
The school in which I teach has a similar rule, because the students will wear these shirts regarding murdered gang bangers. A one size fits all policy is adhered to because they would get Royal Mayo, our local “neighborhood advocate”, to file a law suit against the school. Regardless of how stupid he would look doing this, our school would back down because it’s expensive. I’m not saying the policy here is correct, I’m just pointing out the strange rationale.
After decades of turning out unthinking, uneducated and ill-educated children, those unthinking, uneducated and ill-educated children grow up to be unthinking, uneducated and ill-educated school administrators.
“Why do we have public schools?”
Originally it was to teach children how to read the Bible! How times have changed!
One word answer.......UNIFORMS.
And, of course, the skool administrators would have to watch the students removing their shirts to ensure compliance.
“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.”...
Apply enough “heat” and the powers to be will back down, they don’t want to loose their cushy jobs.