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Inappropriate Attire for School II

Sherwood Baker was not allowed to enter Adams High School because of what he was wearing. “They stopped him at the door and told him he couldn’t go in because it was against policy,” said his wife. Now, Rochester, Mich., Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner is apologizing: Baker is a parent, not a student, and what he was wearing was his U.S. Army uniform — he’s an active duty Lt. Colonel. Shaner denies that excluding uniformed members of the armed forces is policy, and he says officials have discussed the matter with security officers. “We also want to let our military community know that we value them highly.” (AC/Oakland Press) ...So not letting people wear the clothes that represent them means you don’t value them. Do students realize this?
Original Publication Date: 14 September 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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