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Another example of schools gone mad? Fining hard working parents for taking kids on holidays during term time. Are two weeks really going make much of a difference in the big picture?
What I find more disturbing is the school called the cops! What law did the kids break? I guess a show of law enforcement would make them fold up and get back in line with schools commands.
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It goes deeper than that. The school said the kids could display the bracelets on their book bags etc and could show support that way, and apparently some kids were fine with that compromise and wanted to return to class, but.... It was a minority of students who not only wouldn't accept that, which had them concerned, partly because they were pressuring other students who wanted to return to class to not return to class...almost sounds like pressure in a union to not cross a picket line or something. There are usually two sides to every story and sometimes I feel like we get a biased view from one side.
The implication was, that the majority of students were fine with the school's compromise of allowing them to put the bracelets on their book bags to show support, and wanted to return to class, and the reason the police were called is that there were a minority of "troublemakers" who didn't want to allow those students to return to class. The role of the police was to implied to be to make sure the students who wanted to return to class were allowed to do so, and not stopped by their classmates who didn't like the compromise.
What I find more disturbing is the school called the cops! What law did the kids break?
Why were the police called?
What part of police and schools not going together does anyone get?
I don't pretend to fully understand the rules for no jewelry in school like they exist in the food industry, but I can say that teaching kids they can get the rules changed by whining about them may not be such a great idea for their future in the work force, when we do have food industry workers with this idea that they should be able to wear jewelry just because they've never lost theirs. So conditioning for no reason isn't good, but in this case since there are real life no jewelry situations it may not be totally useless conditioning that sometimes you can't wear jewelry wherever you want to.
Perhaps I have a biased point of view - I'm willing to accept that as a possibility - but imposition of rules for the sheer hell of it in a school setting is just conditioning. Do not question. Do not think for yourself. Do as you are told.
The school did EXACTLY what you suggest. They created a special day where the students could wear the bracelets. From the OP story:
A logical solution would of been to allow the students a certain day, with promotion, to show support to a worthy cause. They get to have their day, and say, and after that day everything returns to normal.
But when does logic gets used in todays world anymore ?
The school said it had responded several weeks ago to a request from the children to have a non-uniform day for Joel, and he had requested that pupils wear blue and white coloured clothing.
This was planned for April 11, but the school also told pupils that the bracelets could only be sold and worn on that day - a policy which has caused much anger among the children.
The school followed your common sense logical suggestion, and it didn't resolve the issue. So where does that leave us?
And instead of a logical solution, we ended up with kids walking out of class, teachers over reacting and even having police called when no actual crime had been committed, and to the point that its being discussed on ATS ! Just another nail in the coffin of common sense !