Monday, August 27, 2007

Dressed for Suspension

Several students in a Florida high school were given in-school suspension for breaking the dress code....by exceeding it. That's right, despite being warned not to do it, they showed up in (brace yourself) suitcoats and ties, and were promptly suspended for doing so. Kids these days! What will they think of next?

This is silly. High school supposedly prepares kids for adulthood, which is a big job. With all the important things school officials should be teaching these kids, nitpicking over exceeding the school dress code belongs at the bottom of the to-do list.

We're starting another year of homeschool high school in our family next week. The "principal" is usually here during the day (he works at home), and he prefers we all be dressed before we start school. The kids are pretty good about following that rule, but sometimes I wake up with the urge to write before we begin our studies for the day, so I end up teaching in my pj's. Fortunately, I haven't been suspended yet...

3 comments:

Beckaboo said...

Hmmm... Maybe have every day be pajama day! (I would run it past the "principal" first, though.)

Blessings, Beckie :o)

Janet said...

That is RIDICULOUS! Wearing suits to school gets them suspended? Huh? I just don't get it.....

Eleanor Deakin said...

I'm not going to read all those comments, but this one was pretty funny (bad grammar aside):

They were warned and if they got away with it this time what would they come in with next time.

Why, they might start wearing tuxedos or something! Rather a lot of comments about how they - *gasp* - disobeyed authoritah!

Those kids sound like kids I'd like, hilarious. If I were their parents, I'd be proud of them.