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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer | Fox News

    It's times like these I wish parents would/could take a stand. And I wish 15 other classmates would shave their heads. The stand I wish the little girl's parents would let her take would be to NOT attend school until the rule is changed. How simple would it be to amend the rule to allow shaved heads when one student in the school has lost his/hers due to cancer??

    Easy-Peasy.

    I am positively SICK of these academicians who don't have brain cells.
    I have no words...

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    your useage of the word "never" here eliminates the very flexibility you are advocating:
    Fine. Should have known your a grammer/wordsmith type.

    It is your issue if you couldn't grasp the idea.

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Fine. Should have known your a grammer/wordsmith type.

    It is your issue if you couldn't grasp the idea.
    no, you made an excellent point
    the 'never' was just such a contradiction to the observation that i could not resist busting you for it

    like grammar

    my posts are rife with errors and misspellings and then seldom do i properly punctuate, so not even close to being a grammar nazi ... which term is probably prohibited by the very stupid martial law rules in the middle east forum
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    If this is allowed, where does it end? Tebow caught crap for putting Bible verses on his eye-black. If we allow that, how long until "Allah is God"? Or "Hi mom"? Or "West SYYYYDE".

    Places have very strict dress codes because making exceptions in one case will lead to exceptions made in future cases...and more cases...and more cases...until the entire code becomes moot and unenforceable.

    This school doesn't want to give up the mile, so they're forbidding this inch.

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    life is run by rules and guidelines. people that break them usually end up in jail or dead.
    Bwahahahaha This little girl is most certainly headed for a life of crime!
    Last edited by Top Cat; 03-25-14 at 06:47 PM.

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Look at this statement.......
    the dress code "was created to promote safety, uniformity, and a non-distracting environment for the school's students. Under this policy, shaved heads are not permitted."

    Explain a safety hazard resulting from a shaved head: "uniformity", in this application isn't that another way of say they discourage students from thinking as individuals?
    A "non-distracting environment", now I am going to guess those kids and I means 100 % of the student body have seen thousands of shaved heads.
    I think this young lady, Kamryn has learned that there are many stupid things and people that she will cross paths with in her life and this has been one of them. Last, if I knew the name of the school was Cap Rock I would have not applied.
    I wonder if under the uniformity rule, do all the kids have to have the same color hair, blonde for instance.

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    I'd be interested in hearing the school's mission statement and then holding the administration accountable if their actions against this girl are dischordant with their stated mission. Policies and procedures are only valuable or useful when they support the stated goal of the institution they are upholding. On the occasions that policies become detrimental to the accomplishment of the stated goal of the school, that is when a good administration recognizes the discrepency and allows the goal of the institution to supercede the policies on the books.
    In my experience growing up when a useless rule like this was enforced with such fervor, it made me less respectful of all the rules.

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    See, this is one of those totally avoidable situations. Let us imagine a scenario: girl wants to shave head to express support for friend with cancer(sound familiar? Just like what did happen, until...). Girl, knowing school has strict dress code and forbids shaved heads, goes to school administrators first. Now the administrators can either say, as they actually did when she came to school with a shaved head, you will need to wear a wig while actually at school, or they can say, well, you where willing to work with us so we will make an exception.

    What actually happened is the girl just ignored the rule and did as she pleased, which left the school with fewer options. Simply being proactive on her part would have solved things. This should be an important lesson for the girl. Too bad people are too busy being outraged...
    What would cause a bigger distraction, her shaved head or her figiting with a wig all day?

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What would cause a bigger distraction, her shaved head or her figiting with a wig all day?
    Actually, my heart goes out to her if she is forced to wear a wig in school. She will be teased unmercifully.

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Actually, my heart goes out to her if she is forced to wear a wig in school. She will be teased unmercifully.
    And how would she be able to learn anything with an uncomfortable wig on all day. Seems counter productive.

    It seems an odd rule requiring all students to have hair.

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