Kindergartener Forced To Turn His College Shirt Inside Out While At School

Go Wolverines, reading, writing and 'rithmatic be damned!


Isn’t college the ultimate goal for hardworking students everywhere?

So why did the principal at Wilson Elementary ask 5-year-old Cooper Barton to turn his favorite University of Michigan t-shirt inside-out while in school instead of high-fiving him and asking if the U of Michigan was where he wanted to go to college?

Beats me. Instead, Cooper was told his t-shirt violated the Oklahoma City Public Schools dress code.  Apparently students are only allowed to wear Oklahoma or Oklahoma State apparel.

Coopers mother, Shannon Barton, tells she wants the dress code changed.

“They should really worry about academics. It wasn’t offensive. He’s 5.”

As Yahoo Sports reports, this isn’t the first time a kindergartener has been asked to leave their college allegiance outside of school.  In February, Emma Burton of Olathe, Kansas, refused to color a University of Kansas Jayhawk because she and her parents were devout Kansas State fans.

What do you think? Is the school being a little rigid about their dress code policy or was it created for good reason and all children should have to follow it regardless of age or how benign their attire?

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