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Brickbat: No Excuses

Girl with castRafael Ben Ari / DreamstimeLacey-Jai Stokes, 7, has brachial palsy and recently had surgery that required doctors to break her collarbone and shoulder. When she went back to school at England's Smiths Wood Primary Academy, her mother had to modify some of her clothes to accommodate her body cast. But when they got to school, officials told her the girl was out of uniform and made her take her daughter home.

Photo Credit: Rafael Ben Ari / Dreamstime

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  • Tom Bombadil||

    Reason magazine is like a Hitler terrorist organization (literally) when they belittle a learning opportunity like teaching a child to meekly conform to the zero tolerance tyranny of authority.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Looks like to fix this little girl they would break anything...

    [dons sunglasses]

    ...but the rules.

  • SQRLSY One||

    Casts on broken bones are NOT the kind of diversity we are looking for, here!

  • SQRLSY One||

    Casts on broken bones are NOT the kind of diversity we are looking for, here!

  • Tom Bombadil||

    There is a disturbing lack of diversity in your posts. Repetitive, even.

  • ALWAYS RIGHT||

    School officials can practice the idiocracy of their choice without the fear of being fired. Their practices inspire more idiocracy and acceptance of tyranny. That is just the kind of education that their overlords want.

  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    If an airline tells unpaying passengers they can't fly because they must wear something other than nouveau white everyone goes apeshit. But most folks just go along with anything the school says.

  • ALWAYS RIGHT||

    Have you noticed this American pattern: silence and submission?

  • Robert||

    But that story was from England.

  • some guy||

    School officials can practice the idiocracy of their choice without the fear of being fired

    Not following the rules is the only thing that would get them fired. Well, maybe fired. Discretion is only for policy-makers.

  • Rat on a train||

    We have rules for a reason. I don't care about your excuses even if the building is on fire.

  • SQRLSY One||

    Ragheads gotta be ragheads. At least the dead women and girls don't go to Islamic Hell for letting some unrelated men see a few square inches of their skin, or what-not.

  • Conchfritters||

    Islamic hell? Those girls are in place much worse than that - no, they are in "paradise" servicing dead soldiers of the caliphate.

  • Dead inside||

    What a FUN religion!!

  • lap83||

    Muhammad, what assholes

  • Eidde||

    "Did someone say something about schoolgirl uniforms?"

    /Roy Moore

  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    She isn't twelve yet, Roy.

  • Conchfritters||

    That's the age for consent in Alabamasaw.

  • SQRLSY One||

    So, speaking of Roy Moore…
    As we all know, there's controversy as to whether or not he should throw in the towel, at this point, or if it is Moore appropriate to say that "The Captain needs to go down with the ship"… Stay the coarse, as it were! Or even, get coarser!

    It brings up ALL sorts of detailed questions…
    Is there a Cabin Boy involved?
    Is there a Cabin Girl involved?
    Not only, should the Captain go down on the ship, but also…
    Should the Cabin Boy go down on the Captain?
    Should the Cabin Girl go down on the Captain?
    Inquiring minds want to KNOW, dammit!!!

  • Longtobefree||

    First thought - that kind of administration can b replaced with an app.
    Second thought - (after a cup of coffee and actually reading the article) They broke the rule about not discriminating based on disability.
    Third thought - I am really, really, glad we rebelled against Great Britain and won.
    Fourth thought - I am even more glad that I have no school age kids.

  • Longtobefree||

    Fifth thought, I can't type before coffee

    Be

  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    He very glad you don't have school age kids. Not only because teenagers and administration, the kids suck earlier than they used to. They learn things they aren't old enough to understand much sooner now.

  • some guy||

    Yep. I wonder which local ADA lawyer won the race to this kid's house after the article was posted...

  • Tom Bombadil||

    It's England. BYO wig.

  • Dead inside||

    The beauty of blanket policy.

  • Longtobefree||

    Wait, they are supposed to wear a blanket? Boy, that explains a lot.

  • Eidde||

    Aren't there supposed to be morning links at 8:30?

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Ask Fist. But I thought 9:00 was the standard.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Way to be Eastern Time Zone centric guys.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Isn't that where Greenwich is located?

  • Roger the Shrubber||

    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?

  • Leo Kovalensky||

    All in all it's just another brickbat in the wall.

  • Brandybuck||

    Zero tolerance. We cant' have the Rule of Law if people won't obey the rules.

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