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What’s Trending: Farley’s say

What’s Trending: Farley’s say

Thu, October 18, 2012 - 12:38 PM

The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending in Barbados today.

Matthew Farley, principal of the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, has come out today and blamed parents for the situation that led to the suspensions of 265 students for uniform infringements last Monday.

This story has grabbed our readers attention and they are sharing their views.

Kevin Branch: “Whose duty is it to suspend students because of uniform lengths? In my opinion Mr Farley is one that does or says something to get into the spotlight and there are many in Barbados in "authority" like that.”

Leandra Lewis: “I strongly believe that those uniforms we saw in the newspaper were not the ones they wore to school. They were adjusted after they received their suspension letters. So don't be fooled. I have seen some of these students with their uniforms way too short to be going to an institution of learning on mornings at the bus terminal. It is time that we as adults stop training our children to be defiant of school rules because this is the attitude they will take with them into the world of work. Do you go against your workplace's code of conduct because you feel rules are meant to be broken and still have a job at the end of the day? Think about it!”

Vernetta Lawrence: “People are commenting that the children are going to school for an education, however, part of that education is the ability to follow rules and policies. We are to prepare our children for entry to the workforce where policies will be strictly adhered to.”

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Posted by JEFFERSON WILTSHIRE 2 years ago
I agree with Leandra Lewis 100%, they need to follow the rules, simple as that. If all of the secondary schools stood in unison to counteract these problems, things may be different. Some of us were quick to curse Mr. Farley but he just didn't wake up one morning and suspended those students, they AND the parents were warned beforehand..........

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Posted by Sol Fish 2 years ago
In the end when all is said and done these kids came to school in an uniform whether it was 1 inch too long or too short, this is nothing more than a storm in a teacup, Mr Farley instead of trying to improve these kids intelligence or scholastic abilities, his time is more wisely spent improving the length of their garments. The sign of a truly enlightened Principle.

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