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Cheerleaders That Aren't #1
Kids being suspended, and the parents that support them.
Sometime around Halloween, a school in the Poway district had a story come out about a student that wore a ghost costume to school that his aunt made decades earlier and had been in the family for years. When a teacher in one of his early classes said it looked like a KKK outfit, and that he shouldn't wear the hood, he took it off. At lunch, his friends encouraged him to put it back on. He was then called into the principals office, and suspended for a few days.
The parents were furious, calling talk shows; and it became a big deal.
Over the weekend, I read about cheerleaders in San Joaquin County, that are fighting a suspension for writing a message on their underwear, and flashing it to the crowd (their coach told them not to do the choreographed routine). They bent over and did it anyway, showing "Indians No. 1".
Here's what I'd like to ask the parents, that stand behind their cheerleading children. What if someone in the stands had taken a picture, there was partial nudity, and plastered it all over the internet? Would they be upset and claim their child is under 18, and yadda yadda yadda.
What happened to parents that supported what teachers and principals said? Or parents that had principles?
I remember as a kid, if we did something our teacher said not to, we got spanked. If our parents agreed with us and not the teacher, they would tell us that, but would say "In their classroom, go by their rules."
My friends, and some family, that now teach...always tell of parents that come up and complain of kids failing classes, and they always fight for their kids, when the child gets into trouble.
Parents need to come to their senses, and stop suing schools. Stop complaining to teachers.
More like this:
- Garrison Elementary sunk by sinkhole — Oct. 15, 2019
- Soldiers at School — May 27, 2008
- We've Got No Principles — March 1, 2008
- Last of the Mohawk — Feb. 29, 2008
- What really goes on inside San Diego public schools? — Jan. 17, 1991