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RedXIII Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 04:37 PM
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Mom Sues Over Rejection of Yearbook Photo{not sure if this is the right forum}
here:
http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/mom-sues-over-rejection-of-yearbook/20061213100409990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001


Well i think there is a double standard because "The complaint says there is nothing in the weapons policy that would apply to the picture Agin submitted. It also says the weapons policy is arbitrarily enforced, noting theatrical plays at the school have included prop weapons and that the mascot - a patriot - is depicted on school grounds and publications as carrying a weapon."

Because i think if they allow the mascot to carry a sword and use weapons in theater and if they don't allow the student to pose with the sword than they should ban the mascot's weapon and the theater weapons or allow him to pose with the weapon and allow the theater and mascot to have weapons,because i don't believe in "double standards".
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 04:39 PM
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1. If it's a whole 'promotion of violence' thing then why
do football players get to have their photos taken w/the game ball or in their jerseys? Football ain't knitting :eyes:

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 04:41 PM
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2. I think it was the decapitated head that put it over the top.
Okay, I made that part up.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 05:02 PM
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3. The school policy is idiotic. Get a load of the PICTURE at the link!!!!
The only thing that poor kid could be accused of is being a major geek.

That said, I agree with the mother, and the school administrators are frigging stoooo-pid:

According to the lawsuit, principal Robert Littlefield told Farrington she could pay to put the photo in the advertising section of the book, but he would not allow it as Agin's senior portrait.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 05:07 PM
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4. Senior pictures have gone over the top
We just wore a nice, plain sweater, and our yearbook showed a head shot.

I was shocked a couple of years ago to see pictures of the senior high school class at a school in a small town where I vacation frequently. They pose them in trees, in dresses that are skimpier than negligees, striking nutty poses, etc. First, they must cost a fortune, and second, they are so stagy as to be unbelievably tacky. Unfortunately, it probably turns into a competition, kids are so quick to follow their peers.

Besides, in general, a "portrait" is a depiction of someone's face, not their whole body in a costume.

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Solo_in_MD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:04 PM
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5. I am hoping the educrats have this rammed down their collective throats
As a former teacher I can't stand most of the drivel that comes from school admins.
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 03:42 AM
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6. i had something similar happen back in high school (1984)... including the double-standard!
Some friends and i got together and took pictures outside a particularly-legendary Charlotte NC nightclub (a place called The Milestone Club... it's basically Charlotte's CBGB). We were all 'punker' types, and in one of the pics, my friend Steve picked up a brick, and contorted his face into a "Billy Idol"esque sneer toward the camera while holding it.

That pic turned out to be the best of the bunch, and near the end of the year, we all decided to pitch in money together, and buy a 1/2 page ad in the yearbook, and use it. The ad was refused because Steve "was brandishing a dangerous weapon". We picked out the second best (which, by today's standards, still wouldn't have been approved, because one of them was smoking), and resubmitted the ad.

When the books came out, we almost exploded with anger... in the page right across from ours, a 1/2 page ad featured two of our football players brandishing SHOTGUNS!!! One of them had his foot on a deer carcass, but the other was pretending to aim his weapon!

When we confronted the yearbook's faculty adviser, he shrugged us off, and said that was o.k., because 'they were just hunting!'

Made no f*ckling sense...



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Geezus Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 08:16 PM
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7. Most schools seem to let their athletes get away with anything.
It's ridiculous.
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