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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 02:51 PM
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School District Bans Mouth Grills, Gauging
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Grills and gauging are now out in one suburban Dallas school district.

Grills are mouth jewelry that fit over the teeth and look something like a grill on the front of a car.

Gauging is the practice of earlobe-stretching with increasingly large earrings.

School officials in Arlington have added the banned items to the dress code saying they're a distraction and raise potential safety issues.

Grills range in price from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands.

Sam Houston High junior Devonte Wright doesn't see what all fuss is about.

"Really, a grill is just like an earring. It's fashion," Wright told The Dallas Morning News.

But school officials said they hoped to teach students that life would require them to follow specific regulations in specific settings, the newspaper reported.

"We want to instill in them a sense of modesty and a sense of community," school board trustee Gloria Pena told the paper. "We're preparing them for the workforce, and in the workforce there are rules."

http://www.wftv.com/irresistible/9497949/detail.html
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 02:52 PM
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1. Feh.
Old folks being bastards.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 02:59 PM
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2. since when is education synonymous with job training?
"We're preparing them for the workforce, and in the workforce there are rules."

it really bothers me how the only use for schools these days, and higher education in particular, is teaching kids how to be a cog in the capitalist wheel...seldom is there any learning for learning's sake, cause who the fuck needs to know history or civics or literature because we all know that's never going to put a mercedes in your driveway...

give me a poor nation filled with imaginative brilliance over a rich nation with no soul any day
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 03:05 PM
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3. "give me a poor nation filled with imaginative brilliance"
That's why I will move back to Brasil one day.


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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 03:12 PM
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4. The entire purpose of public education
when it was created was to train the population to be nice, low paid, workers. It hasn't changed a lot since then. It's just enough education to keep people molified, and a whole lot of obedience training and expectation lowering.
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