Parent threatens legal action over high viz "dunce" jacket

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Anger As Boy Punished With 'Dunce' Jacket

Made me laugh that, when I was at school in the late 80's - mid 90's it wasn't unheard of to have your knuckles rapped with a ruler or a board rubber lobbed at your swede for misbehaving, and troublemakers were usually made to sit at a desk on their own outside the classroom or sit facing a wall for the duration of the lesson. Are they not allowed to punish bad behaviour any more? Article makes no mention of what the scruffy oik did to require the wearing of a "dunce jacket"
 

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#2
Don't ever humiliate stupid children, they'll end up voting Labour.
 
#10
Shocking, a Muzzie acting like a rational caring parent 'n not forcing his kid to comply with racial stereotypes!

He's right, it's wholly disproportionate to make a young kid wear it for that long - it becomes an unjust punishment of the individual, rather than the act. Also, wearing the jacket on its own is no punishment, it relies on the disapprobation and spitefulness of his classmates and runs the risk of turning them in to junior Arrsers.
 
#11
Hi-viz clothing is way too common nowadays. People wear it even when there's clearly no need for it. It's become the modern day version of the blue collar Vs white collar, too often just used to distinguish workplace dross from management. I wouldn't be surprised to see staff behind counters being compelled to wear it too. In fact they are as common a sight as litter, and frequently get ignorred due to being too common.

Getting back to the kid at school. I can imagine that in other schools a hi-viz top would be considered special, like a prefect or monitor. Just down to a matter of marketing really. What would have been something to complain about would be having to wear his hair like a girlie in plaits and ribbons. Or just go the whole hog and put him in a dress if he doesn't get a haircut!
 
#13
My son in law says that his high viz jacket is like a cloak of invisibility, no one takes any notice of his goings on when he is wearing it. Should mention he collects scrap metal.
 
#14
Only one candidate in that School for the Dunce Cap:

Sue Hoyland, head teacher at the school, told Sky News it was a trial "initiative" which had been "successful".

"It's not about stigmatising children it's about tracking improved behaviour with them and allowing them to enjoy their achievements and their successes"

Of course.
 
#16
Article makes no mention of what the scruffy oik did to require the wearing of a "dunce jacket"
Read in the paper (DT) a couple of days ago, that young girlie/boy was being bullied (fathers story) and he (girlie/boy) was running around the playground stuffing wet leaves down the collars of his/her classmates (teachers story.)

All very silly.
 
#17
Only one candidate in that School for the Dunce Cap:

Sue Hoyland, head teacher at the school, told Sky News it was a trial "initiative" which had been "successful".

"It's not about stigmatising children it's about tracking improved behaviour with them and allowing them to enjoy their achievements and their successes"

Of course.
You could also wonder about the, otherwise reasonable and coherent, University Lecturer dad surmising that the "D" on a Dunces cap stands for donkey.

Any controversy could easily have been avoided if they'd organised for the kids to collect all the fallen leaves to make a nice collage of Jesus 'n Mohammed kissing, to promote religious 'n sexual diversity.
 
#18
Should have just thrashed the life out of them, all of them.

Thrash 'em, thrash 'em again and then thrash 'em until they shut up crying.

That'll learn them, and if they make one peep out of turn, lay it on with a will.

That's just the inspection to ensure they're are dressed correctly.

Teaches the class, consequences, team work and how to man the fcuk up.
 
#19
You could also wonder about the, otherwise reasonable and coherent, University Lecturer dad surmising that the "D" on a Dunces cap stands for donkey.

Any controversy could easily have been avoided if they'd organised for the kids to collect all the fallen leaves to make a nice collage of Jesus 'n Mohammed kissing, to promote religious 'n sexual diversity.
Wouldn't that be an image of the profit?
 
#20
Any controversy could easily have been avoided if they'd organised for the kids to collect all the fallen leaves to make a nice collage of Jesus 'n Mohammed kissing, to promote religious 'n sexual diversity.
Make sure it's a black Jesus and Mohammed should be in a wheelchair. Ticks all the boxes....
 

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