The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
If she sues, she wins and it's the school board's fault. Each and every one of them should be ousted. They've done damage not only to the district budgetarily, but image wise AND they've pierced the illusory veil of authority admins and teachers could generally count on until the kids are graduated and gone.
I'm of two minds on this one - from my youth, I remember how arbitrary and sometimes inane school rules could be, mostly designed to suppress youth vitality and individuality and to make school life as easy as possible on the teachers and other staff. High school is basically a prison environment without the bars.
But on the other hand, rules are rules, and in most cases now students get a handbook and code of conduct at the beginning of the year which likely provided the prohibition on extraneous adornments during graduation. If that was the case, the student and her family should have made an issue of wanting to wear the feather long before the ceremony and tried to work something out. If they did that and yet couldn't work it out and the student did it anyway, I can see why the school would act the way they did - it is virtually impossible in a school environment to bend the rules for someone and have those rules survive and be respected by others.
I admire the young lady for standing up for what she believes in - sometimes breaking the rules is important in order to be heard on issues important to you - just like you need to break DP rules sometimes to stand up for your own rights as an individual. I'm sure this will work out for her and it will blow over in a few days. The old saying, rules are made to be broken, is still around for just such occasions.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.