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Media focus on suspension of students

Media focus on suspension of students

Mon, October 22, 2012 - 3:06 PM

The story highlighting the suspension of 265 students from the Graydon Sealy Secondary School has hit the international media.

The American network ABC News featured the story under the headline “Barbados High School Suspends 265 Students”. It was also carried by the Associated Press.

Principal Matthew Farley suspended the students last week for five days for uniform breaches. The story noted that Farley's decision angered dozens of parents who turned up at the school. (CM)

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 12 months ago
After the Associated Press put up the news story, all interested media, as far away as Hawaii, either published or broadcast Mathew Farley's drastic actions.

We must now wait and see if the U.S. Embassy will ever again issue Farley a visitor's visa, since this matter could be elevated to national and diplomatic levels.

By the way, what did the Chief Education Officer ever do about that crazy-looking afro Farley once wore?

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Posted by Janet Mayers 1 year, 12 months ago
They were suspended and given the opportunity to get it right ;they were not expelled.Parents and children should learn from this.Going to school is not going on the runway.
I agree with Mr.Farley,stop them now ,teach them the meaning of uniform, or soon you will see the boys with their pants below their buttocks, and the girls with some seductive areas exposed.
This is a lesson forevermore.

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Posted by Sol Fish 1 year, 12 months ago
Not surprised, here in New York, girls can go to school dressed as hookers, and not be thrown out or suspended from school, and still get an education if they so choose, over in Barbados, meanwhile kids are thrown out because of a difference of an inch, and they wear uniforms, its time Mr Farley takes his mind out of the dark ages and understand in the new world of thought, kids no longer need a uniform to be entitled to their right to an education, all they need is a willing mind to learn, as I said before, you can take a well dressed kid whether in uniform or brand name clothing, to the best school, and they don't want to learn, you're wasting time, a child who wants to learn will learn regardless of uniforms or type of clothing.

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