4-Year-Old Boy Suspended From School for Months Because His Hair Is 'Too Long' 48 replies

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#41 10 years ago

Commissar MercZ;5211493As I do live close to Mesquite (went to the Rodeo last year too), I can attest that a lot of the people are more religious minded.

That being said, if long hair is a bad thing for boys, and I assume the point of these things is to build character for the child when they're grown up.

Should they go and make Jesus short haired too, just to make sure kids don't get any ideas?

Doesn't the fact that Jesus continues to be rendered with long hair poke holes in the idea that this is religiously motivated? ;) Actually, the idea had plenty of holes anyways. The fact that many workplaces will tell you to cut your hair among them, even if health and safety are not an issue.




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#42 10 years ago

I think when they mean long hair in most places, they mean it being unkept and really going down your back to your buttocks. Their definition of "long" hair is fairly idiotic.

I mean if we were in the 1960s I'd understand this kind of rule (got to keep away that Beatles Devil rock, after all), but I don't see a problem with this kid's hair from my perspective. I think someone's got to at least draw attention to it, since it seems everyone else is content with being sheep and letting this slide for so long.




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#43 10 years ago

You make it sound like this is such a harsh and diabolic rule. I don't mind the kid's hair, mind you, as my hair is even longer. But I just don't see why this is a big deal. I had the exact same rule for hair for 12 years, and it was never an issue really. Though the second high school I went to was fairly lenient. The rule was written the same, but if it was neat you didn't generally draw attention till it was a little longer.

It's hair, it's not a big deal to me, so long as they don't actually force you to cut your hair a certain way. :uhm:




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#44 10 years ago

I guess since Texas schools fail so badly in educational performance, they try to get some results out of dress code enforcement. In this way, they at least succeed in something on the national scales and make up for their other failures:p

Honestly half the things they used to have as rules that don't make since to us anymore were removed because society had to show they were ready to.

I am of the opinion that this rule is outdated. That's simply all I was saying.




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#45 10 years ago
Rich19;5211324The only arguments I've heard against a dress code seem to be of the "dude, you're like totally not letting me, like, express myself, and stuff." This seems fairly ridiculous to me - anyone who defines themselves by nothing but the clothes they wear has no personality to be expressed anyway.

The "dude" part makes it sound rather silly. How about "I'm sorry but I prefer to dress in a manner that makes me feel comfortable", because people may prefer to wear their own cloths, hiar style and such and there is nothing against that aslong as it stays reasonable.

Ofcourse there is more to a perosn then there cloths, hairstyle, how their agenda looks like or their lunchbox but giving people the liberty in those areas doesn't exactly hurt one either, or does it? Some may prefer a school uniform and strict guidelines to other things such as hairstyle and what not, some may not like it and prefer casual clothing, hair style, custom agendas, lunchboxes etc.




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#46 10 years ago

I agree that the dresscode on the school is pretty awful. Though people saying it's a voluntary school - I'm curious about one thing, how many other public schools are in the area that are normally reachable. That's imho a pretty important question to ask.

nemmerle What happens in school? You go in, you sit down, you memorise a set of facts to slot together in just such a pattern to fit a given standard.

What sort of person wants to teach that? It's not going to be someone smart who loves learning - nor is it going to be someone who loves fostering intelligence - it's going to be someone who loves teaching people to follow a pattern; in short, a martinet.

It really depends from school to school. I for instance absolutely loved middle school. Partially due to the fact that we were on familiar terms with all the professors. There's basically two kinds of good schools. Those that keep you alert and can be enjoyed, and those that have a strict discipline.




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#47 10 years ago

I would just like to clarify this right now.

I was mistaken in saying that it is a voluntary school. Upon further research on the matter, I found that in Texas, an independent school district is any school district that is not under municipal or county control. Furthermore, most ISDs boundary lines do not coincide with the boundary lines of counties that they occupy.




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#48 10 years ago

You are going to have to wear a uniform sooner or later in life, might as well get used to it.

Altho, personally, I liked not having them when I was in high school. All the fineass bitches who just started growing boobs and wanted to show them off........ :naughty:




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#49 10 years ago
Commissar MercZ;5210348I don't know. We've had lots of shit like this happen in Texas, but people just attribute it to "Texas" and that's reason enough unfortunately.

That's exactly what went through my mind when I read it. :rofl: Still not as bad as that kid who was sentenced to life in prison for being mentally handicapped.