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    Default Middle-school student ordered to cover Marine Corps t-shirt or face suspension

    Middle-school student ordered to cover Marine Corps t-shirt or face suspension

    A middle schooler at Genoa-Kingston Middle School in Illinois was told to remove his US Marines T-shirt at school. The boy was told it was against the school code.

    USOFarn reported:

    Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School student’s parent is claiming that a teacher ordered his son to cover his US Marine themed t-shirt or be suspended. Dan McIntyre says that his son Michael has wore the shirt to school many times in the past and that he is a big fan of the branch of the US military.

    Dan McIntyre says that, “A teacher noticed the guns on the shirt.” He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun.

    Michael complied when the teacher asked him to turn the shirt inside out. However, Dan says that his son was still reported to the schools principal.

    Dan says that his son, “was really bothered by it. He talked to me after school about it. I said I would have supported whatever decision he made.”

    Now children can’t even support the military without getting a suspension.
    What a crazy world.

    More… The Genoa-Kingston school dress code states that students clothing cannot promote “violent behavior” which is the only vague rationale that could be used for having Michael cover his Marine shirt.

    http://usofarn.com/middle-schooler-t...-be-suspended/
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    Solution: School uniforms.

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    Solution: Stop wearing shirts with pictures of guns on them.

    If the school has a policy that no images of guns are allowed on shirts than that's the policy. There are plenty of US Marine shirts out there without pics of guns on them. So what if the kid got away with it in the past. This time a teacher decided to hold him to school policy. It's no different that not allowing profanity or nudity on t-shirts.

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    No issue at all with how the school handled it. The school has a reasonable policy and is keeping to it.

    And yes this is another reason why school uniforms are great, it keeps yappy parents away.

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    Dan says that his son, “was really bothered by it. He talked to me after school about it. I said I would have supported whatever decision he made.”
    and here's the real problem. Who's the parent here? The father would support whatever decision the KID made? We're living in f-ing bizarro world.

    My dad's reaction would have been "the school said you can't wear that shirt? Wear a different shirt - and stop complaining."

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    No issue at all with how the school handled it. The school has a reasonable policy and is keeping to it.

    And yes this is another reason why school uniforms are great, it keeps yappy parents away.
    Holy shit Mike. We agreed on something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    Holy shit Mike. We agreed on something.
    doesn't it feel great to be right?

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    Meanwhile, in Texas of all places, students are wearing burqas in Geography classes.

    A t-shirt that says "MARINES" is grounds for suspension yet a curriculum forcing students to wear burqas and refer to Islamic Terrorists as "FREEDOM FIGHTERS is acceptable?



    Marine shirts and Islam

    Seems to me that certain educators think classrooms and the minds of our kids are at their disposal for brainwashing with their own political ideology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10after12 View Post
    Meanwhile, in Texas of all places, students are wearing burqas in Geography classes.

    A t-shirt that says "MARINES" is grounds for suspension yet a curriculum forcing students to wear burqas and refer to Islamic Terrorists as "FREEDOM FIGHTERS is acceptable?



    Marine shirts and Islam

    Seems to me that certain educators think classrooms and the minds of our kids are at their disposal for brainwashing with their own political ideology.

    freedom of religion exists in America, right?

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    It is what it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    freedom of religion exists in America, right?
    That situation is not a religious freedom issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    That situation is not a religious freedom issue.
    what kind of issue is it? Cause I don't get the problem here.

    in this case, a student is told he needs to wear clothes in line with the school dress code.

    In the Islamic school case, the students need to wear clothes in line with the school dress code.

    In both cases, the students chose to attend that specific school.

    What am i missing here?

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    I think kids should be able to wear Burqa's and Marine shirts in class. Don't see what the big problem is. I would have hated a Christian org trying to ban me wearing my Blizzard of Ozz shirt because Ozzy was going to smash a cross. Or my Iron Maiden shirts with Eddie on it because he is a demonic figure.

    Personally I think uniforms are the way to go because you eliminate a primary factor which kids get teased. For not having the cool clothes. I grew up with shitty clothes and it affected my confidence.

    That said, kids should be able to wear what they want to wear as long as it's not offensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    what kind of issue is it? Cause I don't get the problem here.

    in this case, a student is told he needs to wear clothes in line with the school dress code.

    In the Islamic school case, the students need to wear clothes in line with the school dress code.

    In both cases, the students chose to attend that specific school.

    What am i missing here?
    ????

    What you're missing is that it isn't school dress code, but rather students were encouraged to wear that attire.

    You can still teach your students to discern Islam without any of that.

 

 

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