Girls Made To Wear Trash-Bag Skirts As Punishment

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  1. whfsdude
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    HAHA! :D

    http://www.local6.com/news/2496172/detail.html

    "Two Bronx girls reportedly had to wear skirts made of trash bags to class as a punishment for coming to school in jeans rather than their uniforms.

    The sixth-graders at the Bronx Preparatory Charter School were made to wear the bags by principal Marina Bernard Damiba.

    Damiba called the garbage-bag skirts "Damiba fashions" and said they weren't meant to be humiliating."
     
  2. tazo
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    I don't know where I stand on this; On one hand these girls violated the school's rules, and on the other hand it seems somewhat unfair to make them do something potentially humiliating.
     
  3. iJon
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    thats stupid as hell. im glad i dont go to a school that makes you wear uniforms. i think its stupid to begin with.

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  4. pseudobrit
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    Wrong. Punishment should have been detention and making them wear the real uniform.

    It's not right to have such subjective punishment; it should be a common and evenly distributed punishment applicable to every student equally.

    What ever happened to detention?

    I mean, I'ven't been out of school for much more than half a decade, and though it was a Catholic school, I can't imagine teachers at any school not being able to administer some sort of standard punishment such as detention.

    What does forcing them to violate the dress code in a humiliating manner prove? Should a guy who comes in with too much facial hair be forced to wear a skirt too? Or a fake moustache?

    Why do school administrators do dumb things.... oh, that's right, because they're administrators, aka "teachers who hated teaching and/or kids."
     
  5. Stelliform
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    When I went to school they had a closet of uniforms for situations like this. Then you had to wear some nasty funky ten year old uniform.... It was just as embarrassing.

    If this was a private school then the administration can do whatever it wants. A local fundamental christian school gave detention to kids who watched Titanic. (At home on their own time..)
     
  6. Durandal7
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    Eh? Am I missing something here?
     
  7. Stelliform
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    Nope... It is a wacky school. They aren't even accredited so the graduates get a GED.
     
  8. tazo
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    there was nudity in there....i think that may have been the reason.

    I am sure that there have been many cases where a religous school has punished children for seemingly inane things, we just seem to enjoy pointing out that they're Christian at the same time.
     
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    heh I am Catholic. And tired, so maybe I was taking a jab. (my wife is Protestant. I always thought we should go to Ireland. ;))
     
  10. Daveman Deluxe
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    When I was in high school, I got detention from one of the monitors for being too near the creek (there's a creek that runs through the high school).

    I asked around. There has never been a rule against being near the creek at my school. I asked dozens of people and NOBODY had ever heard of that as a rule.

    Not only that, but my school didn't have detention.

    The guy was a total jerk anyway, I'm glad he left my freshman year. We all hated him.
     
  11. wdlove
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    They should have just sent them home to change back into their uniforms. I think that it was wrong to humiliate them in that way.
     

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