Silenced on the Day of Silence

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    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38160

    Needless to say, he was suspended. There is more, of course, but I like it when people say there is no agenda in schools.

    It shows they have one of their own: discrimination.
     
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    Whats a homosexuality day of silence???


    What doesn't make sense is that, if you are gay and you just want to live your life and do your thing than fine so why add such nonsense as days of silence? This makes no sense...live your life the way you wish but why should there be a day of silence for it? A day of silence for those who died in Iraq / Afganastan yes....A day of silence for our great military - yes.
    A day of silence because someone is gay??????

    Hallmark will have a field day with this....one more reason to make more cards...April 22nd, Homosexual day of silence day card.
     
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    its an offense to gender how exactly?
     
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    More tax dollars down the drain on both counts. The stupidity of Day of Silence and the stupidity of suspending a child for wearing a shirt.
     
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    What i dont get it, why suspend him? If they think he is making a mistake and really care about the student, why not find a way to teach him whats wrong with it. Why deny him education for what he believes is right? What does that teach him?
     
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    Suspension is a punishment.
    Like a detention.
    Same thing would happen if a could wore a shirt to school that said "Hitler was right!"

    Academia frowns upon this sort of sentiment in the academic setting.

    But yeah, teaching him why it's wrong would make sense.
     
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    Most kids dont like the process of getting up early and going to school. Ive said this forever. what is the deterrent other than to not be hassled by their parents to getting a suspension? Its a few days to sit at home, sleep in and just basically chill while their friends have to get up and goto school. They'll make up the work. ITs not that big a deal in HS. So basically they give the kid a reward.
     
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    I don't think he should have been suspended because I don't think such a t-shirt is really likely to cause much of a disruption over the course of the school day.

    But one question about the article...
    "The Watauga High School administration allowed students to participate in the Day of Silence and to essentially interrupt the school day by their refusal to participate vocally or interact in class activities."

    Interrupt the school day by not participating? That isn't all that much of an interruption.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. With the exception of how pissed your parents might be, a suspension when the weather ias as nice out as it was here today is sweet! Way to send the wrong message!

    Except in the case of violence at school, then the school would be sending a message that you can't be around other students.

    And actually, suspension is usually the last step before expulsion, so it's basicly like: "Have a day off. Fuck up again, have the rest of the year off."
     
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    Right you are:D
     

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