Roy Janik (zinereem) wrote,
Roy Janik

fallout from Columbine?

So my trip to visit the family was great. More on that later. What I want to talk about now is something that makes me sick to my stomach. During a casual conversation with my siblings I found out that Santa Fe ISD (the school I went to) has a strict dress code now, and has had such for the "past couple of years". No t-shirts. All shirts must have a collar. Boys' hair can't be past the collar. If you're younger than high school, your clothes have to be solid colors (no prints and such).

This seriously makes me ill just thinking about. What the hell is wrong with our country? Chris, Phil, Dana et al, can you imagine how different our lives would probably have been if this sort of nonsense had been in effect while we were in school? I'd probably have been kicked out, for one thing. At least I like to think so.

Ugh. ugh. Ugh. It's this kindof not-so-subtle eroding of our rights that makes me want to curl up in a ball and die. Or form a punk band. One of the two.

UPDATE:Dress code is here:
It's particularly bad for junior high kids. No stripes on the pants or shirts, or logos, or anything. Also, trenchcoats have been banned. I wonder why.... :)

And I think I figured out what we would have done... sewn collars onto our t-shirts, and thus technically not been in violation. And then be indignant when we got in trouble.
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