Thursday, December 23, 2010

'I heart boobies’ bracelets allowed to stay at Utah school

We read:
"Some teachers may find Corbin Barber’s bracelets provocative, but Granite School District and the American Civil Liberties Union agree he has the right to wear them at Hunter High.

As part of a national breast cancer awareness campaign aimed at youth, rubber wrist bands emblazoned with that message have become trendy teen wear. Sales of the brightly colored bracelets raise money for the Keep A Breast Foundation, a California-based nonprofit that funds research and education programs. The group sees the accessories as conversation starters, using language that dispels some of the scariness associated with cancer.

“Wearing these is going to help people be more open about it,” says Barber, a 17-year-old senior at Hunter High. Near the time that his own aunt was recovering from breast cancer, Barber spotted the bracelets at Valley Fair Mall. He bought nine of the $4 bands so he could share with friends.

But Barber and other Hunter High students were dismayed when some teachers insisted the bracelets be removed.

The slogan has raised eyebrows on more than one school campus. In Pennsylvania, two middle school girls, represented by the ACLU, are suing the Easton Area School District after they were suspended for wearing the wrist bands.



Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

Anonymous said...

In order to make our public education system, which is a total failure, actually work, the following must be done;

1) ban all teachers unions.
2) fire all teachers and professors who can't/won't speak English.
3) require "all" students in the system to wear uniforms.
4) require validated proof of citizenship for all students "and" staff.
5) mandate that any teacher/professor advocating or teaching Communism, Marxism, or Socialism, (no matter how subliminal) will be summarily executed in the school cafeteria during lunch period.