MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/21/2012 ( 19 moms have responded )
A school that barred a sixth grader after she dyed her hair pink with her parents' blessing to celebrate her good grades lifted its ban on Tuesday following an outcry from civil rights advocates.
After missing three days of classes, pink-haired Brianna Moore headed back to Shue-Medill Middle School in Newark, Delaware, on Tuesday after administrators reversed their decision after a call from the Delaware branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
"We're on our way right now," said Kevin Moore as he drove his 12-year-old daughter to school.
At his daughter's request last week, he helped dye her hair a shade called crimson storm, which has a pink hue, as a reward for improving her grades.
But when she showed up for school the next day, she was sent home and told not to return until her hair met school policy mandating a "natural color, brown, blond, black, natural red/auburn."
The ACLU soon got in touch with attorneys for the school district and asked, "Don't you think this is unconstitutional?" said Kathleen MacRae, ACLU executive director in Delaware.
Moore was invited back to school with assurances she would not be punished, said Wendy Lapham, school district spokeswoman.
"The hair is not going to be an issue," Lapham said.
Just when I think I have heard it all, another "odd" rule/law comes along.
I dunno, I think the parents were great for keeping to their word of allowing their daughter partake in changing her hair colour, since she did as they asked and improved her grades. I mean come on. It is HAIR people. I fail to see what the big deal was. Where is the freedom of expression?
I think there are many more terrible things that can be looked at in schools, other than hair colour.
Many kids at my daughter's school have multi-coloured hair. They are simply finding ways to express themselves. Heck, I have seen grown women with much "weirder" hair than the girl in this article. Pfffft, I say.. ;)
What do you think? Over kill? Would you have an issue with your or another "preteen/teen" child having a "different" hair colour, other than the "norm"? Let alone at school?