Only in America
A Tennessee lawmaker wants to impose a statewide school dress code…for parents. Democratic state Rep. Antonio Parkinson says he was motivated by teachers’ “horror stories” of parents dropping off or picking up their children “wearing next to nothing,” or “wearing shirts or tattoos with expletives.” School visitors “should be held to a basic minimum expectation of conduct,” says Parkinson.
A 12-year-old Georgia boy says he was suspended from school for inadvertently using a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for his lunch. Student Christian Philon was given the fake bill by his father, who says he received it in change. School officials were unmoved by this explanation and handed down a 10-day suspension. “They said, ‘You possessed it, so you’re going to have to pay for it,” says Philon.