The anti homeschoolers are always talking about how public schools are more like the "real" world. What struck me from reading this article was this
Biloxi Superintendent Paul Tisdale and Gulfport Superintendent Glen East said it’s the same in their districts. They added you have to be a student at the high school to go to the prom or get permission if your date attends another school.
In the "real" world how many of us work at the same place as our date/spouse. I remember awhile back a girl had to fight for the right to take her fiancee who was in the Army to the prom. The public schools are clearly in the wrong and I hope the girl is allowed to wear a tux and take whoever she wishes to the prom. I also hope that students who are involved in relationships with people from other schools are allowed to take their significant others to the prom without jumping through hoops. It is ridiculous you have to "ask" permission to take someone to the prom if they don't go to your school.