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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post

    2. No wonder kids in Colorado are prone to shooting up schools - the stress of having to conform into a progressive robot must be incredible.
    You've seriously got to be kidding me.
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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.
    Whereas a bald girl is so mundane that it's not worth a second look?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    It's not that surprising. Liberals LOVE rules telling other people what to do. They only hate the rules that tell them what to do.
    And there it is. The first partisan dig of the thread. And a nonsensical one at that.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

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    And those of us who do buck the system, and try to fight the establishment alone are branded as troublemakers.
    I love that title. It keeps people on their toes around me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Kinda like violating the 1st Amendment rights of a pro-life student group.
    Kinda-sorta but not really. Here, the issue is common sense...which isn't that common. This seems like a dumb, petty administrative decision to me.

    Kids shaving their heads in solidarity with a classmate (or fellow Scout) is not anything new; I remember its being done in my community in the late '90's. All you can do is shake your head here.

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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
    You have a hard time blaming an administration who suspends a 10-year-old three days for making a pointy-finger gun? Really?
    Sadly, yes. Doesn't mean I agree with it or I think it's the right decision, but yes...I have a hard time blaming school officials for having to deal with and adhere to zero tolerance policies that are basically a knee jerk reaction to idiocy on the opposite end of the extreme.

    Or more to the point, I have a hard time blaming the school official singularly, rather than our society as a whole for causing the situation that has led us to this point.

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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
    want to effect change with a bureaucracy ... hit them in the pocketbook. hard!
    Well hell, why not just rob them then? Or do you have some kind of magical list of which types of illegal actions you find acceptable to get money and which aren't?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Well hell, why not just rob them then? Or do you have some kind of magical list of which types of illegal actions you find acceptable to get money and which aren't?
    how many rich robbers do you know about?

    now, how many rich people do you know of, the ones who exploit the established system?
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm not sure many would do that - as a charter school, it's likely that admissions are somewhat limited and hard to get and probably, otherwise, they provide a good education. Not many people will risk making waves on principle if it will potentially harm their own child. But certainly it would be nice if the parent association and other parents got behind this child/family and got the suspension waived even if the rule remains intact.
    It might be an elite school that is difficult to get into, or not. Charter schools are not all the same. One thing they do have in common: They have to attract students. If no one goes there, the school closes.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Kinda-sorta but not really. Here, the issue is common sense...which isn't that common. This seems like a dumb, petty administrative decision to me.

    Kids shaving their heads in solidarity with a classmate (or fellow Scout) is not anything new; I remember its being done in my community in the late '90's. All you can do is shake your head here.
    I shake my head anytime a person's freedom of expression is violated.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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