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Why a Middle School Was Ordered to Tear Down Its Brand-New Baseball Bleachers
theblaze.com ^ | march 28, 2014 | becket adams

Posted on 03/28/2014 12:02:05 PM PDT by lowbridge

The U.S Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has forced a school in Michigan to tear down a brand-new set of bleachers for its boys’ varsity baseball team because the new seating is nicer than the girls’ softball bleachers.

The raised seating deck for the boys’ baseball team, which was paid for with money raised by parents, was put in place because fans who’d come to watch games at Plymouth High School in Canton, Mich., were having a hard time seeing the game through the chain-link fence WJBK-TV reported.

The parents installed the new bleachers themselves and even added a new scoreboard to the field, the station reported.

But after an investigation by government officials, which was prompted by an anonymous complaint, the school was told it had to remove the new seating because it was “no longer equal” to the adjacent girls’ softball bleachers, which have yet to get a makeover of their own.

Further, government officials said, the new boys’ bleachers were not sufficiently handicap-accessible.

The school agreed to tear down the new bleachers after government officials issued a citation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bleachers; canton; feminism; michigan; plymouthhigh; sexualequality
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Full title: Why a Middle School Was Ordered to Tear Down Its Brand-New Baseball Bleachers Will Likely Have Small-Gov’t Advocates Shaking Their Heads
1 posted on 03/28/2014 12:02:05 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Bleachers have to handicap-accessible? I’m trying to visualize that. Does anybody have a photo of compliant bleachers??


2 posted on 03/28/2014 12:03:20 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: lowbridge

Likely? Likely? Likely shaking their heads?


3 posted on 03/28/2014 12:04:04 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: lowbridge

If you aren’t scared by the fact that your Government has time and resources do devote to a thing like this, you should be.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lowbridge

It was paid for with privately raised funds. Will those parents be ordered to raise an equal amount of money for the Girl’s Filed?


5 posted on 03/28/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: lowbridge

The “government officials” need to be told to go pee up a rope.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Genoa
U.S Education Department

Nuke it!!!

7 posted on 03/28/2014 12:05:06 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: lowbridge

Title IX strikes again!


8 posted on 03/28/2014 12:05:08 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: lowbridge

Only a blithering idiot could see this as unequal treatment of the boys over the girls.

The girl’s parents can pay for bleachers for them. Nobody is stopping them.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: lowbridge
The U.S Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights

There is so much wrong with this.

10 posted on 03/28/2014 12:06:50 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Enemies Beware: Obama has a phone and a # and he knows how to use them.)
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To: lowbridge

Moses smell the roses.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Genoa

No kidding. How do you make Handi-Capped compliant Bleachers? Every High School football stadium can’t pass that standard. I know our’s can’t.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 12:07:35 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DoughtyOne

Department of Education needs to be abolished.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 12:07:51 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: lowbridge

Government psychopaths.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 12:08:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Well, apparently in the era of Obama, we have blithering idiots who have no common sense, and no reasoning ability. They can’t understand the concept of private fundraising for a particular activity. They are automatons, who see only some alleged shortfall to an officially recognized grievance group, in this case, a girls sports team. Nothing else matters, the details of all of this don’t matter to them.

And it does make you wonder, how is it that federal officials have enough time on their hands to investigate the building of bleachers at a local school baseball field.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: lowbridge

The U.S Education Department’s Office...


No interstate commerce going on here. It’s none of their business.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 12:09:45 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Hopefully it will help turn Michigan Red!!! Stuff like this makes me pi$$ed off!!! The tree of Liberty cries out to be refreshed!! And liberals claim to be “for the children”.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 12:10:36 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: lowbridge

People need to start asking these brown shirts where they live.

Just out of curiosity, of course.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: lowbridge

As usual the News Cartel working hard to protect the identities of the swine issuing the offensive demands. And radio mouthpiece Beck playing the cover up for the vermin right along with them.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 12:11:12 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: lowbridge
U.S Education Department

Dept with 3/4 of $1 Trillion Dollar Budget and is not only a total waste of money but is incredibly harmful towards true education and development of our young people.

Nuke it!!!

20 posted on 03/28/2014 12:11:51 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: DoughtyOne

Now transgendered females have lost the improved bleachers.
Discrimination!


21 posted on 03/28/2014 12:12:05 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: NorthMountain

Bingo.

I’ll tell you something else. There isn’t a place where well meaning men couldn’t give a wheel chair bound individual a lift into the stadium.

Ramps aren’t the only means of access.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 12:12:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: lowbridge

What is the point of America’s existence?

I mean, really, this is what the greatest civilization in the history of mankind has degraded into?


23 posted on 03/28/2014 12:13:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: lowbridge
What fools populate the government's Department of Education and why do they have a Civil Rights Office?

I know the answer. Because we let these dorks exist to make their stupid decisions without question. The school should have said “you can shove the citation”! Instead, they dismantle the stands that were paid for by the parents? We do need CHANGE in this country or else we have no HOPE for a sane future. Dismantle the Dep’t of Ed, along with most of the other cabinet level administrations.

24 posted on 03/28/2014 12:14:02 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: yellowdoghunter
Hopefully it will help turn Michigan Red!!!

If Ontario annexes Detroit maybe. Put the bong down.

25 posted on 03/28/2014 12:14:14 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’ll tell you how they have the time. The Left has it’s proponents scouring the countryside spotting places like this to work their magic on.

One phone call, and out come the correction squads, to save the populace from normalcy.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: lowbridge

This is the new normal under Obama/DemRats. The Department of Education is an affirmative action hiring hall. It is a jobs program for affirmative actions types being-—

feminazis
militant gays
lesbians
blacks
Hispanic
etc etc etc ad nauseam

My guess is 5% of the work force is heterosexual white males and they have to be brainwashed liberals or else no fat Federale paycheck for you!!


27 posted on 03/28/2014 12:14:48 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: alpo

LOL, yeah, and there’s that too. :^)


28 posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: massgopguy

i would guess there needs to be a certain amount of space in front of the actual bleachers that allows wheelchairs to sit there, just behind the safety fencing. just a guess.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lowbridge

Insane.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:22 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: lowbridge

Couldn’t they just claim the folks on the field were girls ?


31 posted on 03/28/2014 12:16:23 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Genoa
Bleachers have to handicap-accessible? I’m trying to visualize that.

Along the same lines as a braille keypad at the drive up ATM machine I would imagine.

32 posted on 03/28/2014 12:16:55 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: lowbridge
Anonymous tip? Yeah, right.
Refuse to rear it down.
Is there a court order to tear it down? Either way, sue!

33 posted on 03/28/2014 12:17:09 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Genoa

“”Bleachers have to handicap-accessible? I’m trying to visualize that. Does anybody have a photo of compliant bleachers??”””

Yes, I have installed many.


34 posted on 03/28/2014 12:18:00 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Genoa

Excuse me? Please do not accuse me of doing drugs. I guess you are unaware of the upcoming Senate race in which we might have a chance of picking up the seat? I would appreciate it if you keep your drug references to yourself.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 12:18:34 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: lowbridge

The government hates boys.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 12:18:48 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: shelterguy

Educate us.


37 posted on 03/28/2014 12:18:54 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: lowbridge

Pure insanity. They should rebuild it on private property! And reap concession sales


38 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lowbridge

I’d like to meet whoever it was that issued the original complaint. Once someone complains, obviously our stupid government is going to swoop to the rescue. I want to know who picked up the phone and vomited into the mouthpiece.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:45 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
If you aren’t scared by the fact that your Government has time and resources do devote to a thing like this, you should be.

And what do conservatives do? Spend all their time whining about liberals on talk radio and internet blogs.

The ruthlessness and persistence of the left is perfectly matched by the total passivity of the right.

40 posted on 03/28/2014 12:21:58 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: BitWielder1

Where do you send people who can’t make it as a Dept of Motor Vehicle employee.....to Dept of Ed!


41 posted on 03/28/2014 12:22:37 PM PDT by blues-train (blues train)
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To: yellowdoghunter

Calm down there Shirley. It’s a turn of phrase. Perhaps you should call the Civil Rights department and issue a complaint of your own?


42 posted on 03/28/2014 12:23:25 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: lowbridge

Insane.


43 posted on 03/28/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: lowbridge

Parents need to sue the government under the takings clause.


44 posted on 03/28/2014 12:24:37 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: yellowdoghunter

Everybody has a chance until the Dems get busy. (They are targeting Michigan.) Best of luck to you. I hope you’re right.


45 posted on 03/28/2014 12:25:20 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: lowbridge

46 posted on 03/28/2014 12:25:53 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: lowbridge
The school agreed to tear down the new bleachers after government officials issued a citation.

That was their first mistake.

47 posted on 03/28/2014 12:26:22 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: TheZMan

:-)


48 posted on 03/28/2014 12:26:25 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: lowbridge
If a high level bureaucrat disappeared every time there is an idiotic event like this, maybe they would start to think twice about their gross over-reach and subjugation of a once free people. Just sayin’.
49 posted on 03/28/2014 12:28:00 PM PDT by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: lowbridge

Is it still too soon to shoot the bastards?


50 posted on 03/28/2014 12:28:16 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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