Good day #GoodPeople if you are from #NewarkNJ You have probably already seen this video which is one of about 7 that are floating around the internet. Let me play #DevilsAdvocate for a minute. I only put up one vid because it’s all I need to show what’s happening. In this video it appears that all of these students have not been allowed into school on the first day at #MarionPThomas school because there uniforms, not just their sneakers did not meet the compliance. Theses compliance’s and rules that have not changed from last year (meaning most of the students as well as their parents know what the codes are and how they should send their children to school.) I speak at Marion P a minimum of twice a year. I just got off the phone with some of execs from the school. They said “ Du these students & parents have been allowed all year (last year) to abuse the codes an it really got out of hand. We would tell them all black shoes and they would come with Jordan’s or Nike Air Max on (which you see in the video that cost $160) or some other name brands with colors or t-shirts that are not part of their uniform so it’s not about the students or parents can’t afford black shoes. People let’s not automatically accuse the staff alone. Yes I do think they could have dealt with it a better way, other than not allowing entrance to over 400 of the 500 students but parents & residents we also have to understand that our high school students are actually learning #LifeLessons also. Wear what you supposed to wear that complies with the codes and you won’t have any problems. You can’t tell me these students can’t afford a black shoe. The problem is they buy the shoes that look better & are more popular than just regular black shoe & then say the parents can’t afford to buy them all black shoes. The young fella in the video sneakers are valued at $160 so parents let’s get right & follow the codes just like you would follow on your Job or career. Residents and #CommunityLeaders let’s not jump to conclusions without Having a dialogue with the #PowersThatBe. Shout out to the all the people who wanted to make sure our Children/Youth/Students were ok and not just being #Violated.