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Exclamation Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 5th 2012, 11:30 AM

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/841...-jackson-dance

do you think the school is right or wrong?

personally if something was approved at rehearsals how can he get in troubled at the show.

it almost seems like kids can't do anything nowadays without getting in trouble

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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 5th 2012, 02:33 PM

I think the suspension of that kid was really unnecessary. They approved of it, so it's the organisers doing if they thought it was inappropriate at the show. And it was okay for Michael Jackson to dance, so I don't see the point in it not being okay for this kid or any other children to dance. It's a weird, strange world these days.
   
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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 5th 2012, 06:03 PM

I'm gonna get backlash for this... but when I read "Catholic school"... or "Catholic headmistress" (can't remember which it was)... I wasn't surprised at all that this happened.

Almost any mainstream religion is frequently a source of bullshit like this.


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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 5th 2012, 06:45 PM

If this were a public school, then it would be a different matter.

However, this is a Catholic private school; they have their set of values and rules. Some parents choose to pay huge amount of money for their kids to attend these schools is precisely because of their more "conservative" rules and standards. To stay in business, they need to keep their school's image of a place for "proper" kids.

The kid should probably switch to a public school. I know I would never survive in a Catholic school had I attended one in my K-12 years


   
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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 5th 2012, 09:45 PM

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The kid should probably switch to a public school. I know I would never survive in a Catholic school had I attended one in my K-12 years
Get expelled every time you fart and cough in the toilet. I say that as a joke... but tbh it wouldn't surprise me either.


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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 5th 2012, 11:14 PM

I agree with BDF. The minute I saw "Catholic school" I instantly thought "Well, that explains everything." I'm not trying to say anything bad about catholics or catholic school, but their rules are really freaking strict.

Do I agree with the suspension? No. It was okay in rehearsals, but not okay onstage? And what about the kids dancing in boxers that the article mentioned? Why are they not suspended for dancing in their underwear? It just seems stupid to me.


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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 6th 2012, 12:45 AM

It sounds like the school approved the dance at rehearsals, but then at the concert, some parents (possibly parents who donate a lot of money to the school) complained and that's why he is in trouble now. I really don't see any other reason why they would suspend him if it really had been approved earlier. If that is the case, then I think it's pathetic that the school would suspend a nine-year-old boy rather than take the blame themselves.

If it wasn't approved, I still fail to see how crotch-grabbing in a Michael Jackson dance is instantly grounds for suspension. Do we not give kids warnings these days? I highly doubt this boy was trying to be offensive, so surely a strict warning would have sufficed?



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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 6th 2012, 01:00 AM

Having went to a Catholic school for four years, I'm definitely not surprised. Catholic schools, or maybe private schools in general, are extremely strict and often incredibly unfair. I'm pretty sure if this would have happened at a public school it wouldn't have mattered. I agree that it was more than likely parents complaining, at least if the dance had been approved before.





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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 6th 2012, 01:20 AM

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If it wasn't approved, I still fail to see how crotch-grabbing in a Michael Jackson dance is instantly grounds for suspension. Do we not give kids warnings these days? I highly doubt this boy was trying to be offensive, so surely a strict warning would have sufficed?
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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 6th 2012, 02:54 AM

The fact the child was able to perform twice without getting in trouble implies he was allowed to perform his dance but a few parents with their heads up their arses complained. The principal did "damage control" to ensure those parents would quiet down, which unfortunately meant singling out the child. This of course begs the question why was he suspended indefinitely? Either, the parents squabbled loud enough or whatever rules the Christian school follows were enforced to the max. It's horrible for the child because he'll have a suspension on his academic record that was given not for fighting or harming anyone, rather for a few overly sensitive parents. If I were his parent, I'd pull him out of the school and either try my luck in a non-religious private school or a public school.


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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 8th 2012, 10:06 AM

Well I believe the suspension was not at all necessary, but as people mentioned above, Catholic schools have their own set of so-called "values". So yeah, I am not surprised.
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Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance - February 9th 2012, 01:06 AM

Catholic School. Why are you all so surprised?
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