Re: Is this acceptable too?
- Subject: Re: Is this acceptable too?
- From: Juanita Doyon <Jedoyon@AOL.COM>
- Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 21:53:19 EST
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In a message dated 3/8/02 6:02:46 PM Pacific Standard Time, margd@FLASH.NET
> But I notice that everyone else is very quiet. and I can only hope i'm not
Margaret, you're not alone. I think Teresa and I are both just trying to get
you to see things a little more objectively. Consider this: When you asked
for approval for the buttons, most were approved, weren't they?
Also, consider that junior high and high school kids have more sense of their
own direction than most people give them credit for. I don't agree with all
the commercialism that goes on in schools by any means, but I don't see the
evil in some of it. So, Coke buys us a reader board, and there are pop
machines in the school that go along with it. My kids like pop and I don't
care if they buy some every now and then. If I didn't want them to buy it,
or when they don't have the money to buy it, it's no big deal and I would
trust that they would follow my wishes. This is different than there being a
bank in a school, to my mind. We each have pet peeves. And there are a
multitude of issues we could choose to fight. I have enough faith in my kids
and yours that they will be able to see whatever colors in flowers that they
darn well please, no matter what someone gets them to think.
Schools, sometime unfortunately, reflect the society they serve. So, we will
never have sterile environments. But I don't think that's what you want. If
anything the uniform thing would create a more sterile environment. I think
you could fight the standardized dress issue easier with them tipping their
hand of Fridays off. If uniforms are such a great idea, why would the school
make Fridays a day when students would be subjected to the evils of other
clothing-- unless it was a consistent, across the board, everybody gets to
wear what they want. If a student truly did not have the funds to buy the
standard dress, are their funds available from the district?
I would assume that advertisers must be approved to get their name on school
items. There must be a procedure for this. I would assume that a sex shop or
an adult movie theater or Bambi's Topless Bar would not be accepted
advertisers, but I may be mistaken. Our church has 2121 Tavern advertised on
the back of the bulletin, which has always sort of rubbed me the wrong way.
But then us Catholics have real wine at communion too.
Have a good spring break. We just had midwinter break, so ours is a little
Hugs and kisses,
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