Where Are The Parents? Episode 4,183 Around Town, posted by Loon Patrol, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm
It seems there is a news item, almost on a daily basis, that causes one to ask "Where are the parents?" Today's episode involves an Amador Valley senior wanting to appear as a whack job in the school yearbook, all decked out with spiked green hair, an oversized nose ring, and a tribal tattoo on his face. The administration has told him the photo is against school policy and will not allow the photo in the yearbook. See Web Link Its just another episode of parents either being out to lunch or so "progressive" that they have lost their sense of values. The sad part is that the ACLU may defend the whack-job, and Amador High will either have to back down or spend a bunch of money, that should be spent in the classroom, in a case against a whack-job, his loon parents, and loon lawyers.
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Nov 30, 2012 at 9:59 am Kathleen Ruegsegger is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Here is a quote attributed to the principal in today's Tri-Valley Times: "This is not how he ordinarily looks. If it was how he ordinarily looked, I wouldn't have a problem with it . . . It's the fact that he doesn't look like that on a regular basis." What???? So if Student A has a face tattoo and green hair, that WOULD be okay for the photo. But because this student happens to be a clean cut kid, it's NOT okay? Egad.
If this young man (or his parents) is paying for the photos and it's how he wants to be remembered for eternity in a yearbook, why is this an issue?
Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:15 am PToWN94566 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
I agree with Kathleen. The principal's comment of "If it was how he ordinarily looked, I wouldn't have a problem with it ..." is absurd. This kind of comment seems to merit more of a discussion than some teenagers face painting and nose ring.