Well, when you put it that way, I suppose it's hunky dory. I though schools had gotten past the era of using "they don't attend this school" as a rationale for deciding whether one's prom date was of the correct age, occupation, social class, political bent, race, sexual orientation, or whatever. But apparently not.
Seriously? This is silly reasoning. You're trying advocate for a porn star to get into a school - which, in all fairness, has no business happening. The whole purpose is to create a scene and school disturbance. That alone is reason enough to not allow it.
But if we go by your example, then I guess it's OK to let anyone come in the school just because it's prom. Let's go ahead and let convicted murderers, drug dealers, pedophiles, etc. in because - hey it's prom and it shouldn't be the school's decision.[/quote]
By the by, what if the student was the porn star? Could the school refuse to let him/her attend his/her own prom for being a student by day and adult entertainer by night?
If the student were a porn star then a) probably not going to school anyway, b) if were attending school, people are probably going to jail for an underage porn star existing.
Rockman wrote:School's, as a rule of thumb, should have the least amount of connection to the prom as possible. Let student groups plan it, charge it and have it off campus. That way they aren't liable for any of these media storms which always seem to erupt out of them and they don't have to worry about chaperoning them.
That opens up more possibility for discrimination than this does. In my home town for many years it was done like this and as it turned out there were two proms. A group of a kids went to one prom, another group of kids went to the other. One group was white, the other black. That was problematic, to say the least, and the school technically wasn't even involved.