Wednesday, March 31, 2004


Not a homeschooling story but too ridiculous to pass up, schools in Merrillville, Indiana ban pink clothes.

"Administrators last week told students at the city's high school and two middle schools to avoid wearing pink clothing or accessories, said Michael Berta, associate superintendent in the Northwestern Indiana district.

"There is no evidence of gang activity. But because of the growing use of the color pink we decided to be proactive. Girls and boys are supposed to avoid wearing pink," Berta said Monday.

"None of the district's 6,500 students have been disciplined for wearing pink, he said.

"Berta said the issue came up at a recent administrator's meeting when a principal remarked that there were more students wearing pink. "Not only were there more kids wearing pink T-shirts and pink hats, but also pink shoelaces, which was unusual," he said."

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