Skip to comments.Why a Middle School Was Ordered to Tear Down Its Brand-New Baseball Bleachers
Posted on 03/28/2014 12:02:05 PM PDT by lowbridge
The U.S Education Departments 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 whod 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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Bleachers have to handicap-accessible? I’m trying to visualize that. Does anybody have a photo of compliant bleachers??
Likely? Likely? Likely shaking their heads?
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.
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?
The “government officials” need to be told to go pee up a rope.
Title IX strikes again!
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.
There is so much wrong with this.
Moses smell the roses.
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.
Department of Education needs to be abolished.
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.
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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”.
People need to start asking these brown shirts where they live.
Just out of curiosity, of course.
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.
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.