In recent years, we’ve seen schools ban everything from Silly Bandz and skinny jeans, to dictionaries and saying the word “meep.” (Memorable School Bans: 18 Things That Failed to Follow the Rules) But in 2012 alone, which isn’t even over yet by a long shot, at least 15 more things have been banned by schools.
Some of them, I agree with. For example, the ungodly amount of sugar consumed by my kids at school on Valentine’s Day. And I’ve got no problem with a ban on Ugg boots because a) those things are damn expensive and b) why would you want your feet to be sweaty all day at school? On the other hand, some of the bans seem way out of line. Sunblock? Hair bows?
And for God’s sake, what was that Texas school thinking when it banned a kindergartner with cerebral palsy from using her walker?
Check out 15 things that have banned in school so far this year. I wonder what the next few months will bring!
Update: Oh yes, more things have already been banned. See School FAIL: Cartwheels Now Banned in School.
(Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons, with added nonsense by Joslyn Gray for Strollerderby)
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