4yr old boy kicked out of school for hair

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Tiffany - posted on 01/12/2010

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i agree thats complete 100% bullshit!!! its not like he's got something offensive shaved in it or inappropriate, he's a 4 year old boy & shouldn't be punished for his hair which he has no control over. what is worn should be debatable but not how a body grows or what should be clipped off it.

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Bethany - posted on 01/13/2010

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Did this chick want a girl or something? Why on earth would you want such girly hair on a boy? Charlotte is 11 mths and I've been trimming her hair her whole life. Hanging in his eyes like that can't be hygenic, and must be so annoying!

Is this for religious reasons, or what? Schools are institutions, and as such, have rules. If she's so concerned, home school him. What's he going to do when he has a job that has some rule he doesn't agree with, or a society with a law he doesn't agree with? That's the whole point of school rules, to prepare a child for the REAL WORLD.

Stephanie - posted on 01/12/2010

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Quoting Kathleen:

Well , here is the one voice that will disagree with you. Our school district has always had a strict hair policy for boys. It cannot touch the collar in the back, must be no longer than the middle of the ear on the sides and bangs cannot impede vision. They also cannot color their hair. Your son could have a perfectly cute hair style within these contraints. While I am all for individuality, we all at some point have to conform to whatever standards an employer will impose on us when we take a job. Right now, school is his job and fighting over his "right" to have long hair is only distracting him from the business of getting an education. If his long hair is that important, you need to find another school where it is not an issue. They do exist. I know this sounds extreme but rules are made for a reason. Teaching your child that he can pick and choose which rules to follow is not teaching him how to be a good citizen.



 



As much as I feel that the school shouldn't be decidinghow a kids hair looks, I also agree with your view point, All of this publicity and being taken out of class is just a distraction to him and the other students from learning.





 

Stephanie - posted on 01/12/2010

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That is just insane what is wrong with people? The schools shouldn't be able to tell a parent what length of hair their child must have. I can see them not wanting green hair that was a rule at my high school of coarse it was a private school....but still it's not like it was a wierd style

Kathleen - posted on 01/12/2010

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Well , here is the one voice that will disagree with you. Our school district has always had a strict hair policy for boys. It cannot touch the collar in the back, must be no longer than the middle of the ear on the sides and bangs cannot impede vision. They also cannot color their hair. Your son could have a perfectly cute hair style within these contraints. While I am all for individuality, we all at some point have to conform to whatever standards an employer will impose on us when we take a job. Right now, school is his job and fighting over his "right" to have long hair is only distracting him from the business of getting an education. If his long hair is that important, you need to find another school where it is not an issue. They do exist. I know this sounds extreme but rules are made for a reason. Teaching your child that he can pick and choose which rules to follow is not teaching him how to be a good citizen.

Margaret - posted on 01/12/2010

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Unbelievable...my 8 year old son has long hair. I use to keep his bangs short. Now I do keep it in a ponytail so it can stay out of his face (no gel or hair pins). Everyone at his school (principal, teachers, therapists, other students, etc) loves his hair, except for a select few...but that is pretty much their opinion and problem.

Kristina - posted on 01/12/2010

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That's crazy...Do girls get to have long hair and do they have to have braids... It would be interesting to see what the girls hair is like at that school. For the mom could charge the school of being sexist. He's 4 chances are by the time he starts school he will want shorter hair. I had a student when he was 3&4 and he had long hair. He started kindergarten two weeks later he had a nice short hair cut. Kids need to have some choices.

Andrea - posted on 01/12/2010

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lol i would love to see someone try that around where i live! i live in the middle of a reservation! that would be a fun fight to watch!

Jodi - posted on 01/12/2010

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Really? With all the budget cuts and crap going on...THIS is what school boards are discussing? Bullocks! They need to get their priorities in order! Sheesh!

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