Posted by Parent of Two, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Mar 20, 2009 at 10:02 am Parent of Two is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
This is getting ridiculous. These pathetic little fashion gestures are USELESS and likely non-compliant with state law. Political statements are not permitted on school campuses. Disguising them as "showing support for teachers" doesn't diminish the fact that this is a BALLOT issue, and should be no more allowed than an anti-Obama or anti-Bush shirt.
And what of the child who just happened to wear BLUE today? One would hope that teachers are professionally bound NOT to comment on politically motivated fashion, but we've seen that many teachers don't recognize professional boundaries. And suppose students (who have no such boundaries) criticize or ostracize a non-conforming fashionista based on politics?
Stop this fashion/political manipulation of our kids!
Posted by Sandy, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm Sandy is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
I actually find it quite comforting to see so many parents on my daughter's campus wearing red when they pick up their kids after school. It gives me more of a sense of how many parents are already aware of the effects that state budget cuts could have on our schools and are following the parcel tax issues.
It puts the opposition I read about here more into perspective, as a distinct minority.