How many of you have a really strict dress code in your schools? My kids do! boys can not have thier hair touch thier collar in the back, cover thier earlobes or go over thier eyebrows. Here is what thier policy says:
Hair-length regulations that apply to boys but not to girls do not
manifest such an affront to students’ constitutional rights to merit
judicial intervention. Barber v. Colorado Indep. Sch. Dist., 901
S.W.2d 447 (Tex. 1995); Bastrop Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Toungate, 958
S.W.2d 365 (Tex. 1997)
Can someone tell me what that means? Does this mean we can not fight it?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Apr. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:32 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Answer by BlooBird at 10:32 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Answer by janet116 at 10:37 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
The ruling was appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which remanded for a determination whether the long hair restriction violated the students' rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). However, the case was settled without further decision and prior to the Court's decision that RFRA was unconstitutional. The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law, Kemerer and Walsh, 4th Ed., University of Texas Press, 1996; But see: City of Boerne v. Flores, 117 S.Ct. 2157 (1997).
Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Our PUBLIC SCHOOL kids have to wear uniforms! VERY regulated...as hair ect....
Jewelry: No body piercing other than a single stud earring in each ear. Chains may be worn tucked inside shirts.
No Fragrances due to allergies and asthma of others.
No Excessive Makeup. No glitter.
Answer by momof030404 at 10:49 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Hair is to be clean and well groomed with no carvings or color.Clothing is to be neat and clean with no open holes, rips, or tears.Clothing, Bookbags may not display items related to or promoting violence, alcohol, tobacco, and/or drugs. The same items must be free of vulgar pictures, and/or profanity, and/or offensive language.
Answer by momof030404 at 10:51 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
I like dress codes. Having worked in schools with dress codes and schools without dress codes - dress codes much better. As a professional in the school I saw several things happen: theft not an issue. No purses allowed so no Coach purses stolen. Gang issues decreased on school grounds dramatically because there was no way to identify the different gangs and groups. Fights decreased. Although cameras hidden in the school helped a lot with that. But less fights due to most people were similar in appearance. Teasing about clothes and bullying decreased dramatically. All in all - most discipline problems went down by 65% the first year and kept falling each year after that. Hair was part of the code. Parents didn't have to send their child to that public school. They could have gone to other public schools open to them. And a lot did. Some came to the school for the purpose of the strict codes.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:54 PM on Apr. 6, 2010