Should dropouts be allowed to attend prom?
According to a report by WBAL-TV 11 last week, Northwestern High School didn't allow a student to bring her best friend to the school's prom because her guest was a Northwestern dropout.
According to the BAL report, the school's principal, Jason Hartling, informed his student that the school had been looking to bring her friend back to school. In the story, he seemed adamant about the decision to not let her attend the prom until he had proof that she was pursuing an education.
WBAL quoted the current Northwestern Senior as saying: He said, 'Cheryl Smith? Didn't she used to go here?" I said, 'Yes.' He said, 'We've been looking for her to re-enroll her.' I said, 'Well, she's about to start a GED program.' He said, 'Well, we need proof. We need proof that she's starting a GED program or is doing something with her life.'"
On Friday night, WBAL reported that the former student wasn't allowed inside Northwestern's prom.
This is a tricky one (OK@Ruth, what adjective would you suggest? Debatable?). I'm interested to read what everyone thinks.