Yikes

Greenbrier, AR

#61 May 18, 2009
BLAH BLAH wrote:
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Awwwwwww it's another principal supporter..how sweet, now we can all watch the camel toe squad! You do know what that means right? It's blinding through the computer and your stank is coming through quite strongly..........instead of worrying about correcting sentences, why don't you worry about cleaning that poo off your nose???? HMMMMMMMM????????
Your rude comment can not blur the issue, which I think is your intent. This posting has to do with a school, which is, primarily, set up to educate. Your concern about dress codes and earrings is your overriding issue, which tells a lot about your depth. Yes, the way a sentence is composed is important, especially when discussing an academic institution. I suspect you don't know much about that, hence your desire to move the focus off what is relevant.
I think not

Sherwood, AR

#62 May 18, 2009
Yikes wrote:
<quoted text>Your rude comment can not blur the issue, which I think is your intent. This posting has to do with a school, which is, primarily, set up to educate. Your concern about dress codes and earrings is your overriding issue, which tells a lot about your depth. Yes, the way a sentence is composed is important, especially when discussing an academic institution. I suspect you don't know much about that, hence your desire to move the focus off what is relevant.
If you believe this school is primarily set up to educate, you have been drastically mislead. If the school officials would concentrate more on what and how the students are learning they wouldn't have anytime to evaluate the students by their appearance. It seems to me there is a lack of professionalism, and it lies within the officials, not the students.
Yikes

Greenbrier, AR

#63 May 18, 2009
I think not wrote:
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If you believe this school is primarily set up to educate, you have been drastically mislead. If the school officials would concentrate more on what and how the students are learning they wouldn't have anytime to evaluate the students by their appearance. It seems to me there is a lack of professionalism, and it lies within the officials, not the students.
My comment was a general one, or at least I intended it to be. I don't know anything about Clearwater school personally, but I know what the focus of a school should be. I am aware that many schools fall far short of what they are supposed to be, but I am perplexed as to why there aren't more complaints about academic matters, rather than dress codes. It seems many members of the public have their priorities mixed up.
why

Trinity, TX

#64 May 18, 2009
I think not wrote:
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If you believe this school is primarily set up to educate, you have been drastically mislead. If the school officials would concentrate more on what and how the students are learning they wouldn't have anytime to evaluate the students by their appearance. It seems to me there is a lack of professionalism, and it lies within the officials, not the students.
So in your opinion, what is the goal of the school if it isn't to educate?

And I don't see how having a dress code is evaluating students by their appearance. There aren't too many jobs out there that don't have some sort of dress code, or at least a unwritten idea of what is acceptable dress or not.

I personally don't care about nose rings, but if there is a rule against it, kids shouldn't have them. Kids already rebel. Why parents would teach their kids to rebel is beyond me. Regardless, if a person wants his child to wear a nose ring, then that person needs to get the rule changed and THEN send his child to school with the nose ring. Then instead of just getting the kid in trouble, he has been taught how to make a difference, how to go about things the right way, how to make a plan and follow it through...and although I think that is all wasted on a nose ring policy, it's still a great lesson to learn.
Yikes

Greenbrier, AR

#65 May 18, 2009
I think the disproportional interest in nose rings, hair color, etc., to the exclusion of any concern about education stems directly from so many individuals who bridle at any authority in their life or in the life of their child. They hate law enforcement as well as the school because both institutions, out of necessity, have authority. I suppose many would choose anarchy if given half a chance.
They do not

United States

#66 May 18, 2009
why wrote:
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So in your opinion, what is the goal of the school if it isn't to educate?
And I don't see how having a dress code is evaluating students by their appearance. There aren't too many jobs out there that don't have some sort of dress code, or at least a unwritten idea of what is acceptable dress or not.
I personally don't care about nose rings, but if there is a rule against it, kids shouldn't have them. Kids already rebel. Why parents would teach their kids to rebel is beyond me. Regardless, if a person wants his child to wear a nose ring, then that person needs to get the rule changed and THEN send his child to school with the nose ring. Then instead of just getting the kid in trouble, he has been taught how to make a difference, how to go about things the right way, how to make a plan and follow it through...and although I think that is all wasted on a nose ring policy, it's still a great lesson to learn.
The goal of CHS is definitely not to educate. I could care less about nose rings. I'm interested in real education, not whether or not kids are allowed to wear shorts or capris, dresses or mini skirts. I think if teachers paid less attention to the appearance of children they could focus more on doing their own jobs. YES, if teachers stopped breaking their necks to look at students wearing a pair of shorts, they could teach for once. I don't think children should be punished because of a problem that lies within the school officials.
They do not

United States

#67 May 18, 2009
As for the goal of CHS, I personally don't think they have one. I think the principal enjoys being on a power trip, and the teachers, well most of them are more interested in sport players than the majority of the other children. I'm not trying to debate, just giving my opinion just as you asked.
Yikes

Greenbrier, AR

#68 May 18, 2009
They do not wrote:
As for the goal of CHS, I personally don't think they have one. I think the principal enjoys being on a power trip, and the teachers, well most of them are more interested in sport players than the majority of the other children. I'm not trying to debate, just giving my opinion just as you asked.
You could be describing any one of a number of schools. Sad, but this is typical. It's sports to the exclusion of all else. I'm glad my children are graduated from public school, graduated from college, and in solid careers because I really believe public school is getting worse. At one time I defended the public school system, but no more. My concern is where will this all end? And how much damage will have been done when it does come crashing to an end?
Dairan Elam-Pyles

Crawford, TX

#69 May 18, 2009
Mr Tumlus wrote:
why do they need a nose ring anyways at school....
you guys are stupid
yah yah yah i hear that all the time its my body i can do wat ever the hell i want too
Mandy Braddy

Poquoson, VA

#70 May 18, 2009
all the teachers i had in high school taught me what needed to be taught. there are plenty of smart people who graduate from that school and learned alot while there. no i didnt agree with some of d'amicos choices. i mean he kicked two of my best friends out like every year but they still graduated. and believe you me, the teachers here in clearwater were alot better than the ones i had in ellington. not saying they werent good but the work was more challenging and i learned more in clearwater.
why

Trinity, TX

#71 May 18, 2009
They do not wrote:
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The goal of CHS is definitely not to educate. I could care less about nose rings. I'm interested in real education, not whether or not kids are allowed to wear shorts or capris, dresses or mini skirts. I think if teachers paid less attention to the appearance of children they could focus more on doing their own jobs. YES, if teachers stopped breaking their necks to look at students wearing a pair of shorts, they could teach for once. I don't think children should be punished because of a problem that lies within the school officials.
And one could argue that if parents were teaching their children proper behavior at home, teaching them to respect authority, teaching them that there will always be rules you don't agree with, then it wouldn't be an issue, either. But that statement, just like yours, is an overgeneralization. I still don't understand what problem you are saying lies within the school officials....unless you are saying the school officials have an obsession with scantily clad students...but that is part of what you called your opinion, and of course you entitled to a wrong one. ;) Kidding. I have family members who are teachers, and I KNOW what you are saying is not so, at least for the majority of teachers, but sadly there is nothing that can be done to convince you otherwise. Hopefully for you you don't have any kids in the public school system, or I'm sure you are miserable.
Mandy Braddy

Poquoson, VA

#72 May 18, 2009
Dairan Elam-Pyles wrote:
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yah yah yah i hear that all the time its my body i can do wat ever the hell i want too
then prepare to take the nose ring out in school. u know the rules of the school before u got it done. ur right do whatever u want to ur body, but dont complain when they tell u to take it out. ur under THEIR roof at that point in time so respect it or find someone to try and make a difference. but rebelling will only screw u over.:)
Wrong Again

United States

#73 May 18, 2009
why wrote:
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And one could argue that if parents were teaching their children proper behavior at home, teaching them to respect authority, teaching them that there will always be rules you don't agree with, then it wouldn't be an issue, either. But that statement, just like yours, is an overgeneralization. I still don't understand what problem you are saying lies within the school officials....unless you are saying the school officials have an obsession with scantily clad students...but that is part of what you called your opinion, and of course you entitled to a wrong one. ;) Kidding. I have family members who are teachers, and I KNOW what you are saying is not so, at least for the majority of teachers, but sadly there is nothing that can be done to convince you otherwise. Hopefully for you you don't have any kids in the public school system, or I'm sure you are miserable.
Of course you have family members who are teachers, that is why you believe any other opinion that disagrees with your own is wrong. Typical small town one mindedness. Fortunately I have the luxury of sending my child to a school where dress code isn't an issue, because teachers don't concern themselves with anything other than teaching. One more thing, you can not expect to recieve respect if you don't give it, saying that, I do however agree that some students have not been taught proper manners. I've witness first hand incidents where students were sent home for petty things, and were verbally bullied by school officials. I have also witnessed teachers turning a blind eye when children are in need of help, and become angry when questioned, simply because they are trying to understand. It's too bad you believe everything you hear from your so called family members, funny how you don't really know someone until no one is looking.
Where

Greenbrier, AR

#74 May 19, 2009
Where is there a school without a dress code?
peppermint queen

Colorado Springs, CO

#75 May 19, 2009
It's okay Mandy, I wasn't offended by you anyway. I agree with you, and being the wife of a soldier I have to say "real" life is much more difficult than high school.
Read Again

Glen Rose, TX

#76 May 19, 2009
Where wrote:
Where is there a school without a dress code?
Never said there was no dress code, only that it
was not an issue, see there are other places schools outside of Piedmont, where their primary concern is learning.
why

Quitman, AR

#77 May 19, 2009
Wrong Again wrote:
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Of course you have family members who are teachers, that is why you believe any other opinion that disagrees with your own is wrong. Typical small town one mindedness. Fortunately I have the luxury of sending my child to a school where dress code isn't an issue, because teachers don't concern themselves with anything other than teaching. One more thing, you can not expect to recieve respect if you don't give it, saying that, I do however agree that some students have not been taught proper manners. I've witness first hand incidents where students were sent home for petty things, and were verbally bullied by school officials. I have also witnessed teachers turning a blind eye when children are in need of help, and become angry when questioned, simply because they are trying to understand. It's too bad you believe everything you hear from your so called family members, funny how you don't really know someone until no one is looking.
Just as it is typical that a different opinion than yours must be "small town one mindedness." If it's an opinion different that yours, then it must not be of importance. It goes both ways. You can't argue that someone is being closed minded...and be closed minded as you argue it. That is circular thinking. And I DO know that other person is factually wrong, just like I know YOU are factually wrong....because condemning an entire profession or an entire school district based on what you MAY know about a few of the teachers or a handful of incidences...is an overgeneralization and FACTUALLY wrong. That's like saying that everyone from a small town must have a closed mind (or "one mindedness" as you put it)...oh wait, you did say that!:) And for the record, it's generally not the teachers who are concerned about the appearance of the students but teachers being responsible for enforcing the rules of the school, rules they have nothing to do with. If you send your child to school somewhere, then I'd bet there is a uniform or a dress code that kids actually adhere to or they'd be kicked out.
why

Quitman, AR

#78 May 19, 2009
Read Again wrote:
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Never said there was no dress code, only that it
was not an issue, see there are other places schools outside of Piedmont, where their primary concern is learning.
Okay then, OF COURSE a student's dress is not an issue because they FOLLOW the dress code! What kind of argument is that??
And Again

Sherwood, AR

#79 May 20, 2009
why wrote:
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Okay then, OF COURSE a student's dress is not an issue because they FOLLOW the dress code! What kind of argument is that??
Of course your tiny little brain can't make the connection. They never have an issue because teachers are concerned with teaching not staring at kids all day. Here teachers and students compromise and make decisions together. You see education is at the top of the lists, they all work together for the benefit of the student and also the teachers. I'm sorry if you're not able to understand what I just wrote, if you need help just post a comment and I will try to help you understand more.
Must not have

Sherwood, AR

#80 May 20, 2009
why wrote:
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Just as it is typical that a different opinion than yours must be "small town one mindedness." If it's an opinion different that yours, then it must not be of importance. It goes both ways. You can't argue that someone is being closed minded...and be closed minded as you argue it. That is circular thinking. And I DO know that other person is factually wrong, just like I know YOU are factually wrong....because condemning an entire profession or an entire school district based on what you MAY know about a few of the teachers or a handful of incidences...is an overgeneralization and FACTUALLY wrong. That's like saying that everyone from a small town must have a closed mind (or "one mindedness" as you put it)...oh wait, you did say that!:) And for the record, it's generally not the teachers who are concerned about the appearance of the students but teachers being responsible for enforcing the rules of the school, rules they have nothing to do with. If you send your child to school somewhere, then I'd bet there is a uniform or a dress code that kids actually adhere to or they'd be kicked out.
Ha, very amusing that you would say someone is fatually wrong, when in fact you are factually wrong. I know that teachers have alot to do with the dress codes. If a teacher doesn't like what someone is wearing, then they complain to the principal and next thing you know, students are no longer allowed to wear that. You see, I attended Clearwater and am well aware of how situations are handled, nice try though. Just because you are trying to portray CHS in a good light doesn't mean people aren't well aware of the truth.:)By the way, if you know a fact that is true, it cannot be factually wrong, again nice try though!:)

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