Prom Cancelled

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    Been all over the news. Here's the letter home...

    http://www.kellenberg.org/Resources/PDF Files/prom-september.pdf

     
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    didnt read them all but i get the jist around point 5 or 6. I agree with them. Even if they are only doing it to cover there asses from a lawsuit, then its a smart move. Parents need to take FULL responsibility for their kids. This puts it all on them.
     
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    Good for this Principal.

    I like these points in particular, though. There was an article in our local paper today, about how children no longer have just one Halloween costume. They have 3, 4 even 5 different ones! One for school, a couple of different ones for Halloween parties, and of course, one for trick-or-treating. The light-hearted article was written as though this was normal and acceptable. No suggestion that this may be ridiculously overboard. I also recently read an article about parents spending wedding-sized budgets to throw their daughters lavish Sweet Sixteen parties.

    Am I the only person flabbergasted by all of this excess? It's bad enough if it's all being done just to make their spoiled little darlings happy, but like the author above, I think it has even more to do with spending to outdo the next guy.
     
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    Just think of it as wealthy people's money trickling down to the lower classes who work serving their rich asses.
     
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    Ah Prom...:banana:
     
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    Which is why i dont care when they spend ridiculous amounts of money on 8 hummers or 5 halloween costumes for their kids. They want to spoil their kids, its their kids. They can do whatever the hell they want. They earned the money to make their kids spolied little babies. They keep spending their money on crap then people keep their jobs making crap, supplying the parts to make the crap and then selling the crap.

    So yes its a good thing for the economy, even though its a bad thing for these kids and eventually parents when their kids are living off of them till they are 40.
     
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    Hey we agree :)
     
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    :wtf: Money won't make me happy forever and ever????? :eek:
     
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    More schools should do this, proms are outta control. I remember when the prom was at your HS gym/ auditorium etc..It's f'ng ridicules now. It’s a HS PROM!!


    PS..ya know what puts the cold water on it? A parent that drives them, everywhere that night..HEHEHEHEHE... :)
     
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    My prom was in the mid 70's, before things got totally out of control. There were limos with bars. There was pre and post prom parties. The 'prom' was held at a downtown, Chicago hotel. 5 girls ended up preggers, 3 from underaged guys, the other 2 from teachers.

    It's only gotten worse.
     

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