And we wonder why the US in in the state it is. A Texas school just kicked a 12 year old child out of school stating her hair was a distraction. She wanted red highlights for her birthday, and mom complied. Mom admits that it wound up being brighter than expected. But to kick the child out of school and tell her not to come back until her hair was back to its original color???!!??!
Come on, don't we have enough crap to deal with?
I guess it would all depend on what the school rules are. Many schools have a code of conduct that all students are to follow. If they violate those rules they face consequences for that action. It's no different than anything else in life. Take this site for example. They have TOS. If you violate TOS, they can boot you from here.
That said, I don't think the color was distracting and I don't really think it was worthy of suspension, but I don't make the rules. It might have looked cute in her hair, but if she is allowed to have the red in her hair, they can't stop the next one from getting purple in their hair, or the punk crowd from having mohawks. You probably see where I am going with that.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:33 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:17 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
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Answer by agentwanda at 7:20 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Rules are rules -- and I'm sure it's not 'just in Texas" where schools forbid classroom distraction -- this *particular story seems like overkill on the school's part... The hair we see on the clip doesn't look distracting at all.
I am a Texan - and I don't think calling all of Texas bigoted is very fair. But I'll let it pass cuz my gun is in the shop this week.
Answer by ShelbyShareAlot at 7:44 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
oh noes, harmless self expression gone rampant!
this is utter bullshit. make school compulsory and then use it to micro manage an individuals aesthetics. SO glad I homeschool. no one dictates what color or length my sons' hair can be.
Answer by autodidact at 12:33 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by Izsarejman at 6:23 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
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Answer by older at 9:06 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
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