12 Most Memorable School Bans of 2012

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Bake Sales
Schools in Massachusetts are barred from hosting bake sales by the state's Departments of Public Health and Education. First reported last March, the ban became ... more 
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Bake Sales
Schools in Massachusetts are barred from hosting bake sales by the state's Departments of Public Health and Education. First reported last March, the ban became effective August 1.
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Wed, Aug 15, 2012 4:24 PM EDT
Gosh, we like to ban things. In recent years, we've seen schools ban everything from Silly Bandz and skinny jeans, to dictionaries and saying the word "meep." But in 2012 alone, which isn't even over yet by a long shot, at least 12 more things have been banned by schools. Some of them, I agree with. For example, the ungodly amount of sugar consumed by my kids at school on Valentine's Day. On the other hand, some of the bans seem way out of line. Sunblock? Hair bows? And for God's sake, what was that Texas school thinking when it banned a Kindergartner with cerebral palsy from using her walker? Check out 12 things that have banned in school so far this year. I wonder what the next few months will bring! - By Joslyn Gray



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