Indiana High School Delivers Mass Suspensions

Submitted by: eastsiderepp 7 years ago in

Over 100 students have been suspended for breaking their school"s Nazi-like dress code. NO LOGOS, NO PRINTS, NO STRIPES?
There are 81 comments:
Male 27
"Oh dear god, the stupid woman talking about stripping their personalities makes me want to lose all faith in humanity...school is not a place for expressing yourself it is a place to learn, express yourself outside of school not inside. I`ve had a dress code all my life and it is no big deal, people can still express themselves. God forbid schools put in place a dress code where girls cant show off their cleavage or wear skirts that are three inches long."

If they can`t wear 3 inch skirts than what in the hell am I supposed to look at during Chemistry? The teacher? We all no that`s not gonna happen!

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Female 196
My school`s worse. We have limitations on hair, socks, shoes, skirt length...everything known to mankind.
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Male 189
Misread that. I thought 100s of students were dressing up like Nazis. You kids with your Nazi logos, pinstripes and such...
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Female 72
you meet a lot of friend`s in highschool, and you can sometimes see personality through your dress.
and what`s with the lady with her super patterned shirt, like seriously?
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Female 376
I`d just go there naked.
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Male 12
Oh dear god, the stupid woman talking about stripping their personalities makes me want to lose all faith in humanity...school is not a place for expressing yourself it is a place to learn, express yourself outside of school not inside. I`ve had a dress code all my life and it is no big deal, people can still express themselves. God forbid schools put in place a dress code where girls cant show off their cleavage or wear skirts that are three inches long.
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Male 29
god that school boiard is full of faggots.
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Male 964
Srsly!! Get uniforms or gtfo(by that i mean don`t have some sort of half way hybrid dress code)
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Female 584
Christ, have yous never heard of a bloody school uniform? I`ve worn one my entire school life. Everybody here does. We don`t mind it. Whilst we adhere to the uniform, nobody dressed in exactly the same way. There is more than one type of black cardigan, white shirt, black skirt, black pair of trousers etc in the shops. So it doesn`t take away our identities or some silly American ideal like that. We can still express ourselves through it. I don`t mind having to wear a uniform. These kids should get used to it, because that`s life.
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Male 144
I was just in Indiana a few days ago visiting with family and my cousin was sent home because of that same stupid dress-code. It`s ridiculous, all it makes parents do is have to go out and buy like 10 different Polo Shirts and 5 new pairs of slacks. I hate that woman and schools like this, this is freaking AMERICA. Ughhhh. Restricting all of the students expressionism through the way they dress will just make them rebel in other aspects of their life which could be stealing, drugs, etc. Gotta love that superintendent`s logic.
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Female 393
that lady needs to stop smiling because of her stupid BS rules. the worst dress code i had was in middle school. no hoodies no tank tops--straps had to be an inch and a half+ no short shorts and shorts had to go past fingertips. no flip flops either. and i couldnt chew gum or eat during class. thenn i get to high school and i can wear whatever i want and basically do anything i want. its completely different. like if you dress like a slut, you can. youll just be called a slut by the entire school. but no ones gonna make you change.
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Male 1,404
Creating a false allusion of order and compliance in order to indoctrinate the masses into complacent “sheepeople” is not in the best interest of the United States. Individualism is a strength to be prized, not a weakness. Should there be a dress code? Absolutely but, an American public school should not look like, nor act like a Brown Shirt Nazi indoctrination camp. Sad truth, parents need to pay closer attention they’re child’s “re-education” and keep them off the chemical control pills being fed to weaken and “boy down” the masses.

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Male 1,666
Man, America`s supposed to be free, isn`t it? I guess I moved from Russia to here, only to find this country quickly becoming a police/nanny state.
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Male 32
I`m reminded of Proffessor Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Everything she did was for everyone`s own good, too.

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Male 167
Would they rather home school the bastards?
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Female 728
"Welp, this wouldn`t be an issue if guys didn`t go around with their pants hanging off their asses half the time, and teenage girls weren`t dressing up like hookers and two-bit whores.
Freedom of expression is a privilege. Abuse it, and those in charge will take it away. Now cry about it."

Actually no, freedom of expression...is a freedom. There have been arguments in the past that schools can suspend freedom of expression if it interferes in education, but a freedom is a freedom.

A dress code that forbids certain kinds of clothing works just as well at eliminating girls dressed as whores and guys showing off their underwear. Making everyone wear something bland and identical to everyone else belittles personal freedom. Making only the truly bad and distracting clothing off-limits allows people plenty of expression within the limits of reason and self-respect.

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Male 3,612
Dress codes are totally asinine. Well logic is to reduce violence. As the clothes make the bully. Here in Littleton Colorado after the Columbine incident schools banned trenchcoats because that`s what the shooters wore; they also wore socks and underwear over some reason those weren`t banned.
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Male 2,841
Which is better? A decent education or being able to wear what you like?
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Female 1,186
So not being able to express oneself through clothing strips students of personality? In that case, I must be a shell of a person since I`ve been wearing uniforms since I was five. School dress codes suck, yes, I understand that, but honestly, these rules aren`t that difficult to follow. It`s not as if you`re the only person looking like an idiot. It`s the rest of the school as well. If you feel so strongly about it, bring a change of clothing and change after school.

"I liked wearing uniforms (guess I`m a dork) it was so much easier and when we got to dress down, it made it worthwhile! :)"

I too look forward to Dress Down and Tag days. :C Highfive!

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Male 6
Welp, this wouldn`t be an issue if guys didn`t go around with their pants hanging off their asses half the time, and teenage girls weren`t dressing up like hookers and two-bit whores.

Freedom of expression is a privilege. Abuse it, and those in charge will take it away. Now cry about it.

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Male 75
too bad every kid they talked to was an idiot and dirty. They should have at least interviewed a few people further away from the trailer park. if you think that statement is bad. go to your local trailer park and look around for a while. stereotypes are based in reality.

I still don`t agree with the dress code.

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Female 2,927
just call it for what it is, its a uniform. instead of a stupid "dress code" implying that you have a choice in what you wear, just say "this is the school uniform." there`d be a lot less complaints. and i just wanted to smack that lady.
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Female 876
Ew. That woman, I guess the principal or whatever, looked like a demon.
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Female 1,963
Oh and I have to agree that it`s a sad state of affairs when a kid feels like they can only express themselves with clothing. How about just showing a personality, intelligence, a sense of humour?
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Female 778
the schools around here go by that crap. i agree with a dress code, like to hoochie/skank clothes or visibile underclothes, but not a uniform.
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Female 1,963
1) I think they should either enforce a full blown uniform, or just forget about it. It`s much too easy to wear the wrong thing with something like this.

2) I think this school has worse things to worry about, with one of their students saying "I don`t see nothing wrong with it".

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Male 29
They should stop wasting time on strict dress codes like that. Instead, they should nail the students who wear their pants sagging below their waist. ;)
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Male 194
@EbonyStar
Female, 18-29, Europe

they probably only had the school crest on the floor roped off because it was new, it was the same with my school last year. they had it there for about a month so that the glue would stick really good.

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Male 32
Having grown up not far from this school district, this story doesn`t surprise me. The district is in such bad shape that it`s about to be taken over by the state, and they make national news with t-shirts and polka-dots.

It isn`t about school pride and identity, it`s about power and control. Inept administrators are trying to fix their history of dismal performance by forcing a change in the way kids dress. They have backed themselves into a corner with a bungled code, and they can`t back off without losing authority. Bad move.

Did the assistant superintendent remind anyone else of Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

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Female 1
School colors helps you feel a sense of unity and pride. You don`t have to conform to have a functioning school. High school is like everything else, and even if you`re wearing something flat and dull doesn`t mean you`ll learn any better than if you were comfortable in your own skin.

Also, if this is the practice forced upon the students, then faculty should also comply. The superintendent`s shirt is breaking the new dress code rules, and if students` clothing is `distracting` from their education, then faculty and the higher ups should also cut off their individuality to not disrupt the learning process.

Don`t you think that`s fair?

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Female 271
Just wear the bloody uniform.
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Female 1
Oh, grow up.
Here every school has a uniform, and almost everybody accepts it and follows the rules. It takes a lot of pressure off students, which can only be a good thing. It also helps create a feeling of unity and school pride.
I think this school`d actually be better off going all the way and bringing in a proper uniform with the school crest on it. Obviously the school takes pride in its identity (looks like the crest on the floor is cordoned off so the nobody walks on it). People would probably react to that a lot better.
Still though, they need to accept the new system and move on.
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Male 2,600
I see no problem here.
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Male 4,594
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Female 168
Damn I wanted to swipe the smile off that blonde hag`s face.
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Female 297
I liked wearing uniforms (guess I`m a dork) it was so much easier and when we got to dress down, it made it worthwhile! :)
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Male 721
Its nothing compare to most other countrys. Here in the UK, shirt, tie, blazer, trousers, black shoes, black socks. I got a displinary for having a dark blue logo on my socks which you couldnt see anyway.

teachers came round and done sock inspections on random days. had to show 6 stripes on the tie. no jewlery

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Male 2,552
Dress code is dress code. Get over it people. Don`t like it? Drive your kid to another school. "But I want them to take the bus!" THEN THEY HAVE TO MEET ALL THE RULES OF THE SCHOOL!

God, I hate the pussification of this country!

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Female 20
I really don`t see why this is such a big deal. My school uniform was the same. No logos, no prints, nothing.
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Female 191
a local school district recently put a dress code like this. School here hasn`t started yet though. Prepare to see another post like this in about a week.
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Male 31
BAHAHA, welcome to life in Australia. At our school we get referrals for wearing the wrong type of shoes. Has to be black leather, anything else and u get a referral and a weeks detention. I got the detentions for just wearing dark grey sneakers.
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Female 779
So the superintendent is allowed to wear funky patterned clothes but the teens are shafted? I never understood uniforms...
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Female 1,001
They should count themselves lucky...

My school uniform was brown

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Female 4,376
Wow...how annoying.
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Male 71
I think this is a good thing. These kids could use a bit of discipline in their lives. I had to wear a uniform when I was in school, didn`t strip away my personality, and it didn`t harm me in any way. These people should just stfu and follow the rules!
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Male 749
I have to wear a white shirt, school tie which is only available from a school and black trousers as well as a school blazer.
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Female 180
Well, I have to wear a uniform, and no make up and not even nail paint.
So solid colours, i consider a break.
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Male 741
BLEND IN. CONFORM. DO NOT EXPRESS YOURSELF.
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Male 2,372
I hope the school sticks to its guns.

"They are actually stripping personalities of children away from them...."

My nomination for the Stupid Comment of the year...

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Female 209
LOL i would get suspended everyday that i showed up ...although i wear mostly black...so idk...
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Female 30
I agree that it sucks, I`d be pissed if it happened to me too... However, I wore a uniform for elementary and middle school (public school, not private) and our lives weren`t ruined for it.
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Male 721
"School is about learning, not looking cool."

That is because you were never cool.

"SCHOOL! not a holiday! play by the rules"

You either

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Male 91
School is about learning, not looking cool.
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Male 245
the new world order needs to be uniform
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Male 240
SCHOOL! not a holiday! play by the rules
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Female 265
This reminds me of work XD At my job, you have to wear solids in one of 7 colours. No prints, no other colours. And the colours are boring D: It`s all so it doesn`t clash with our aprons (?!).
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Male 32
I wonder when this new trend will hit Finland :O
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Male 3,842
"I just had to point out how the superintendent was so intent on making students wear solid colors and no prints and shes in a multi-color leapord print shirt."

YES! That`s a great point, the superintendent wasn`t following the dress code! She`s not allowed to wear that at school!

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Male 55
Bah suck it up, at least they don`t have to go to a Catholic school where they made you wear blazers and a tie every flipping day! I got sent home on numerous occasions by wearing a black undershirt instead of a white one underneath my coat! LIKE WTF
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Male 18
Didn`t realize that I would end up writing this much. But just to add a tad more information. The teachers also had a strict dress code. They were also no longer allowed to wear jeans and any type of shirt.

Men would have to wear black pants or khakis and a colored shirt. Ties were not required, however, they were recommended.

Women had regulations on the type of skirts they could wear (length, cut, style) and tops had to be `professional/business casual`.

However, things like pep rallies and and different school spirit events warranted a more lax dress code, where the students were allowed to wear a T-Shirt of their choosing, as long as it wasn`t offensive, and comfortable pants.

Overall, the school year went by great. There was rebellion the first semester, but after winter break, there was very few problems regarding dress code.

Yes, this was a public school.

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Male 48
Make sure your armbands are on the left with the swastika facing out above your elbow.....lord what`s next....are they gonna put a revision on what underoos you can wear. Sorry for the nazi reference but the school sounds like a dictatorship with Superintendent Hitler at the front.
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Male 174
I somehow fail to see the relationship between "solid colors, etc." and "Nazi-like."

Also, loved the part where the mom says that dress codes strip the students` personalities. Then the moms are staging a protest for the kids.

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Male 18
I taught at a high school that had this same policy. One of three color - solid - polo shirts, khakis and freedom of tennis shoes. The school, adamant in its intent to enforce the rule, suspended a good number of the student on the first day, and continued till there was compliance.

You say that uniforms are restricting and take away the voice of indivuality from the students, however, you then assume, that fashion is the only way to express ones individuality. What we noticed was that there was an increase in the rate of students being involved in clubs and various activities offered by the school. The students, once they overcame their initial outrage, found other ways to make themselves known and heard.

The high school I taught at was also the one I attended 5 years earlier, and the most interesting thing I noticed was that regardless of what the students wore, the fundamental segregation the students enforced on one another was still there. Clothing made no difference choices.

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Female 728
This is particularly stupid in a high school. High school is when people should be allowed to really express themselves, as they are basically young adults. When school adopt strict uniforms they are babying the students and telling them that they don`t trust them to dress in a responsible appropriate manner. 95% of high school kids are capable of it; don`t punish everyone for the few who aren`t.
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Male 1,590
I don`t think school uniforms are a bad idea.
I probably would have gotten better grades in
high school if it weren`t for the girls with
double-D`s in V-neck sweaters in a couple of
my classes.
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Male 51
Yeah, I went to a school that had a strict dress code, it accomplished absolutely nothing. The only thing a dress code does is encourages kids to hate authority figures. People WILL
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Male 8,302
> Nidonemo
> I`ve always found school uniforms constricting, bland, boring and just uncomfortable

You mean... you`re NOT wearing your standard-issue black-and-cyan IAB uniform whenever you post!!?? You wait till I tell Mr Fancy about this!

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Male 9,306
I`ve always found school uniforms constricting, bland, boring and just uncomfortable.
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Male 296
"School is not a fashion show. School is for education"

if school was for education and not expressing youself, the children would be locked away in separate rooms.

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Male 625
NO ONE makes fun of those who don`t wear $100 shoes or $80 jeans.

Why? because the majority don`t wear that expensive clothes.

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Male 150
they cant even wear their schools colors! thats not right.
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Female 39
I`ve been a member of iab for about 3 years now and never posted comments, and never intended to post comments, but I just had to point out how the superintendent was so intent on making students wear solid colors and no prints and shes in a multi-color leapord print shirt.
I don`t completely disagree with dress codes, but if they want students to follow it then the staff should have to follow as well. My elementary and middle school had uniforms, and they sucked, but at least the teachers had basically the same dress code. Makes it less hypocritical for the staff to enforce a dress code on students that they have to follow themselves.
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Male 514
By the way, RedNex FTW
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Male 514
School is not a fashion show. School is for education. A majority of schools in my area have adopted uniforms and they are all public. Do kids really need to get picked on because they don`t wear $100.00 shoes or $80.00 jeans? I applaud this practice and think more schools should adopt this.
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Male 8,302
Damn good thing too, jive-ass lazy punks these days got no respect for authority, no respect for themselves and the way they look to others, why back in my day blah blah blah blah
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Male 670
go kids! civil disobedience is awesome
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Female 50
Sucks to be them, but whatever. Public schools aren`t actually subject to freedom of speech laws in the same way other public institutions are. If they say it`s distracting or disruptive, they can tell you not to wear it.
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Female 961
jesus christ! what`s the matter with this school board?
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Male 3,322
Obviously this policy only applies to students, as the person being interviewed for the school was not in compliance. I think that this will be over turned as a violation of the first amendment. Private schools are different as they are not government organizations. This is a government organization preventing the free expression of students.
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Male 2,620
Link: Indiana High School Delivers Mass Suspensions [Rate Link] - Over 100 students have been suspended for breaking their school`s Nazi-like dress code. NO LOGOS, NO PRINTS, NO STRIPES?
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