Monday, January 10, 2005

Let's Dance... Or Maybe Let's Not

Lemoore Tigers
At the last dance held at Lemoore High School, Principal Jim Bennet did not like what he saw. It seems that the kids were dancing a little too provocatively over there in Lemoore, California.

So in a throwback to the 1950s, Mr. Bennet decided to cancel all the remaining dances for this school year.

Of course he did say that they kids could still have their junior prom. And of course they could have their senior prom, naturally. They could also stage the annual Sadie Hawkins dance.

In fact, the kids can have all their dances back if they "modify their behavior."

So which will it be, Principal Bennet? Dance On? Or Dance Off? Is it one, or is it the other?

As a classroom teacher, I would be very surprised if those dances end-up staying cancelled. If I had a nickel for every time I heard a school administrator promise unruly students that this or that is cancelled only to back down when pressured by irate parents, I would be rich.

Update: Captain Ed has some great thoughts about this whole incident.

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