Recently, 1,500 Clayton County high school students expressed themselves by staging an organized protest of wearing school uniforms, and as per the AJC were disciplined for their efforts.
I wondered how those parents felt and/or handled the suspensions, because this will be key in determining how this plays out. For example, I know a (Fulton county) student who got caught with the tail of his shirt hanging out. Although he said it was an accident, parents were called, he was sent home and suspended. That was followed up with parental discipline, and he never made that mistake again.
Still, this student protest may be slowly gaining momentum. While their online petition has added only four additional signatures since my Sept. 28 blog, the Protest As One Facebook page has garnered 795 fans.
Nevertheless, it is good to see CCPS enforcing their own rules since there has been a “dress code” in place for years that was completely ignored. Now, if some students were just as interested in education as they were in protesting school uniforms . . .
Was your child suspended? Did you have a problem with the protest? Students, was the protest worth a suspension?
Finally, CCPS hosts two meetings this week to hear public comments and input on Lovejoy’s proposed redistricting plan. Due to the opening of the Eddie J. White Academy in August 2010, students attending River’s Edge Elementary School and Lovejoy Middle School may be rezoned.
The first will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Lovejoy Middle School (1588 Lovejoy Road, Lovejoy). The second is on Dec. 3 at River’s Edge (205 North Bridge Road, Fayetteville) at 6 p.m.. According to news reports, the plan will be presented to the CCBOE at the Dec. 14 work session, and voted on in January.
Does your child(ren) attend any of these schools? Could redistricting be beneficial to your child’s education?