A Memphis Tennessee middle school principal came up with a genius plan to get rid of sagging pants in his school. Anyone caught with the saggy pants is "Urkeled", made to pull their pants up as far as possible and then the teacher who caught them puts zip ties on the pants so they can not be easily undone. The school even has a board displaying pictures of the Urkeled offenders. The teacher with the highest percentage of students Urkeled started out at about 80 kids a week and is now down to 18 a week. Hurray for an effective discipline method.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 08, 2010

i love this! and its working too, how great is that. dressing appropriately for school is preperation for job presentation later. i know, i know, i'm a square. you damn kids stay off my lawn...
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/09/10 at 12:02 AM
oh boy, good thing i get an employee discount so i can pick up enough zip ties! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/09/10 at 12:43 AM
One man's standard, Dumfounded, is another man's oppression. A socially-accepted more, such as code of dress, almost necessarily reflects the ideology of the mainstream of society, sometimes to the exclusion of many, many subcultures. Not to mentioned that standards change. Although I'm not one for baggy pants, I think this is a case of grandpa and grandma needing to get with the times.

And one thing I will say on behaf of baggy pants... they're marginally better than some of the fashion trends which have gone before. (Except for Hypercolor-- that sh!t rocked!)
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/09/10 at 02:25 PM
School systems fail at logic.

Urkel is the antithesis of cool.

"Busting a sag" is an attempt to be cool.

So for the authorities to force the "cool" kids to pull up their pants you are simply reinforcing the idea that pans worn low are cool.

I also think the logic of this punishment fails to address the problem. The low pants are a distraction to learning. Pants worn extremely high are more of a novelty and as such more of a distraction to learning. Plus, the teacher has to take time away from teaching to get a kid to pull up his pants which ensues laughter and so on.

The numbers used to show effectiveness are compared to nothing so you really can't say if traditional punitive measures would have better or worse results.
Posted by Pablo on 12/09/10 at 02:29 PM
Amen Dumbfounded, amen.
Posted by Mini Viking on 12/10/10 at 11:15 AM
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