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.
Now transgendered females have lost the improved bleachers.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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-—
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!!
LOL, yeah, and there’s that too. :^)
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.
Couldn’t they just claim the folks on the field were girls ?
Along the same lines as a braille keypad at the drive up ATM machine I would imagine.
“”Bleachers have to handicap-accessible? Im trying to visualize that. Does anybody have a photo of compliant bleachers??”””
Yes, I have installed many.
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.
The government hates boys.
Pure insanity. They should rebuild it on private property! And reap concession sales
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.
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.
Where do you send people who can’t make it as a Dept of Motor Vehicle employee.....to Dept of Ed!
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?
Parents need to sue the government under the takings clause.
Everybody has a chance until the Dems get busy. (They are targeting Michigan.) Best of luck to you. I hope you’re right.
That was their first mistake.
Is it still too soon to shoot the bastards?