white pine school made my daughter go barefoot

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mad

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#1 Dec 7, 2010
my daughter is in the 6th grade, she kicked another student, i know it was wrong but they made her remove her sjoes and socks and go barefoottthe remainder of the day do you all think this is right to do a child like that
Wow

Belmont, NC

#2 Dec 7, 2010
I would be furious! I have never heard of such a thing!
mad

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#3 Dec 7, 2010
yes, i was i called the teacher and see said that it was just the way she wanted to handle it and the school was behind her. she kept her shoes and socks til it was time to catch the bus. i could only imajine how humilated my child must have been
bnhere4ever

Morristown, TN

#4 Dec 7, 2010
I would be one mad bitch, pardon the language.To humiliate a child like this is totally unacceptable.Call the Office of Civil rights and see if they think it was a proper way to handle the situation.I would be at the next school council meeting.Good luck, and stand up for your daughter.
Good grief

Seymour, TN

#5 Dec 7, 2010
Well maybe by the sixth grade she should know not to kick another kid. My three year old knows better than that! Not saying the punishment was fair, but she lived to tell about it so I'm sure she'll be fine. She should be more embarrassed that her teacher caught her KICKING in the sixth grade than she should to have gone barefoot.
hmm

Morristown, TN

#6 Dec 7, 2010
So, your daughter thought it was okay to kick someone else and instead of suspending her they made her take off her shoes? Did they make her walk over lit cigarettes or something, because if not then I'm not seeing the problem. It's 4:45 right now and I bet your daughter is at home not wearing her shoes. Would you rather he be suspended? Or even better her go to a school that calls the cops every time something minor happens, so this goes on her record instead of....taking off her shoes? Really?
Wow

Belmont, NC

#7 Dec 7, 2010
What the hell does taking off her shoes change though? She could still kick someone with her shoes off so how does that even make sense?
mad

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#8 Dec 7, 2010
yes my daughter is home barefoot,she goes barefoot inside my home but she shouldnt have to do it inside a school.
Lynn

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#9 Dec 7, 2010
How do you think the kid felt that your daughter kicked? I think they should have send her to the office, then suspended her, then you would find something else to bitch about. Maybe some of you parents should stay off the computer bitching and spend some time with your children and teach them how to act in public!! Or maybe they should start letting the teachers paddle the kids, it never hurt me.
my kid

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#10 Dec 7, 2010
i make my girl go barefoot as soon as she walks in the house,,,barefeet never hurt anyone, and as long as she lives in my house she will stay barefoot
silly

Morristown, TN

#11 Dec 7, 2010
One of the biggest problems in our schools and in society as a whole is that everyone is wrong but you. Parents run to the schools to defend their children instead of teaching the kids respect and values at home. Teachers have their hands full with the kids that think they can be whatever they want to be and do what they want. They are forced to make decisions on how to dicipline without losing their job or reputation. I have a daughter in kindergarden and if she kicked someone she I would have stood behind the teacher who is her guardian while she is at school and also punished her when she got home. YOur daughter is in sixth grade take the phone away and call the teacher and apologize. I bet she won't ever kick anyone again=punishment worked!
ok whatever

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#12 Dec 7, 2010
so u would have wanted you kid to be barefoot all day.
Good grief

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#13 Dec 7, 2010
ok whatever wrote:
so u would have wanted you kid to be barefoot all day.
Rather than being suspended, YES. I would also have her call the kid she kicked and apologize. It's called tough love.
ok whatever

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#14 Dec 7, 2010
whatever my little girl is very shy of her feet, so i dont think anyone should make her go barefoot if she dont want too
wp mom3

Morganton, NC

#15 Dec 7, 2010
My kids go to wp school and my 7th grader walks around the school a lot barefoot and they r not suppose, too. I would rather them have to wear no shoes all day then be suspend from school. That does not look good on your school record:( I've never had any bad reports from the 6th grade teachers, I thought they were all fair to all students. If you have a problem u really need to go talk to Mr. Walker about this instead of B**chin about it on this web site.
passing through

Spartanburg, SC

#16 Dec 8, 2010
mad wrote:
yes, i was i called the teacher and see said that it was just the way she wanted to handle it and the school was behind her. she kept her shoes and socks til it was time to catch the bus. i could only imajine how humilated my child must have been
She should be more humiliated by your inability to spell and use proper punctuation. My guess is that the apple hasn't fallen too far from the tree and she probably hasn't noticed. You should be more concerned about the fact that your child is a bully who prevents other people's children from learning. Teach her to behave and make her read a book now and then.
Dawn Perry

Winter Park, FL

#17 Dec 9, 2010
I think the punishment fit the crime perfectly. We live in a warm climate where my daughters go barefoot most of the time, school is an exception though. They have tough feet and the humilation would punish them for being "different" if this were to happen to them, but it would cause them no harm to walk around school in their bare feet. Oh, their feet may get a little dirty or black on the bottoms, does your school have just traditional old cold floors or does it have carpet? Either way her feet will probably have been dirty on the bottoms at the end of the day, but it will have taught her not to kick other students and will have toughened the bottoms of her feet by going barefoot. There are also activities which are easier in barefeet, such as jumping rope, and some which are safer barefoot such as gymnastics and dance. My daughters are in gymnastics and they are REQUIRED to be barefoot. Of course they both have ran around barefoot since they were born. I'd say let your daughter accept the punishment of humilation OR you could take a different approach if you really didn't like what they did and SEND her to school barefoot and see if the school complains of her coming to school that way. You can then tell them they had no problem taking away her shoes and socks so you decided she can go barefoot from now on (ha ha). Seriously, most schools have a policy of shoes required except in PE for some activities so it could bring an interesting response if you were to send her to school barefoot. Trust me, if she managed the rest of the day at school barefoot and doesn't wear shoes at home, it will not harm her to go to school barefoot for the day. When the school calls to ask you to bring her shoes, you can then have your conversation as to "why" does she need them (etc)?

Dawn
the truth

Irmo, SC

#18 Dec 9, 2010
This is a made-up story. If it happened, it wasn't in the sixth grade.
Dawn Perry

Winter Park, FL

#19 Dec 9, 2010
mad wrote:
my daughter is in the 6th grade, she kicked another student, i know it was wrong but they made her remove her sjoes and socks and go barefoottthe remainder of the day do you all think this is right to do a child like that
As someone else said this was made up, I did some research. What I found is the dress code only indicates what is NOT to be worn, not what is required. No place does it say on the policies the child must wear shoes or can not be barefoot.

Therefore, it is likely that this did happen. Someone else mentioned her 7th grade student often goes barefoot at school and that would also match my observations for 6-7-8 grades, this is a K-8 grade school. Shoes are not required and therefore bare feet are apparently ok.

With that said, tell your daughter the next time she kicks another student, she will go barefoot 24/7, all day, all night, to and from school, in her bare feet, for a whole WEEK and not just the school hours of one day.

It is true, she can still kick in her bare feet, however, she can only kick with her heels and if the other person is wearing shoes, they can stomp on her bare toes. Dawn
Dawn Perry

Winter Park, FL

#20 Dec 9, 2010
mad wrote:
yes my daughter is home barefoot,she goes barefoot inside my home but she shouldnt have to do it inside a school.
Well if she is barefoot at home, what is wrong with her going barefoot at school? I was looking at the school policies and saw your school does not require shoes to be worn. My girls (2) would love your school as the only time they are not barefoot is when they go to school, my oldest often has hers off before she gets off the bus on the way home (she steps off the bus in her barefeet carrying her tennis shoes) and walks home barefoot. I know because I sometimes pick them up at the bus stop. I also let them go barefoot when they go shopping with me, for the few places that don't allow it, I keep flip flops in the car for them to slip on.

I think you need to send her to school barefoot for the day and see what the school says. Dawn

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