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T-shirt censorship in schools

By johnboy 23 September 2006 5

The ABC reports that the ACT’s school principals are showing the commitment to values from which parents are fleeing in droves and are barring students from selling “Save Our Schools” T-shirts on school grounds.

Voltaire who?

As I doubt the principals themselves have a problem with the “Save Our Schools” we can only speculate as to where the directive came from.

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VYBerlinaV8 10:07 am 25 Sep 06

Next thing the kids will be wanting to use the Save Our Schools idea as a concept for the bloody Rock Eisteddfod.

Absent Diane 1:06 pm 24 Sep 06

Good on the principals for banning that. Politics should be left out of school hours.

I just wonder when the idiots whinging about the school closures are going to get a brain. There are far more positives to closing them than to keeping them open… but going on the intellect of the general population it kind of doesn’t suprise me.

Kerces 9:14 am 24 Sep 06

Schools are traditionally supposed to be non-political areas and I believe teachers aren’t allowed to openly push their political views — they can encourage debate but not coerce.

My dad tells a story of wearing a pro-Whitlam badge to school and being told by a teacher the school wasn’t a place to make political statements, whether supporting Fraser or “that other guy”.

Thumper 8:35 am 24 Sep 06


Teacher strike because of pay, cnditions and schol closures yet won’t allow SOS t-shirts.

Methinks someone may have had a quiet word about who they work for.

Pandy 12:19 am 24 Sep 06

They need to print a T-shirt with “Boot Stanhope Out” in front of schools closing, dragways, arboretums, prison.

I’d buy one.

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