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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??

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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
    There's also an old adage that "rules are made to be broken" - I also find it remarkable that a proud liberal would be so dead set against individual expression, particularly when that expression means no harm and does no harm to anyone.

    This is perhaps one of those times where the conservative, the one who believes in personal freedoms, takes a more liberal position than the actual, progressive liberal.
    I am not against individual expression, I am against not being proactive. And I am against the culture of outrage that exists. We need to stop being outraged by every little ****ing thing and actually think first.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    I am trying to come up with a reason why a shaved head would not be allowed. Who gets hurt when someone shaves their head? Fewer cases of head lice too. Hell my father made me shave mine, I survived.

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

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    Yes. I am aware of that.

    One could make the case the school doesn't care about the sick child who the friend is supporting. Charter school or not. The school missed a learning opportunity. Instead, lets just suspend the kid who is trying to support her friend.
    I agree, it seems the school does give a dang about supporting kids with cancer.
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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
    3. Far be it from the school to take this situation, and the two students, as a teaching moment to inform all the students in the school about neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers, about how they're treated and the side-effects, like hair loss, and about good things other supportive people do like shaving their heads to donate hair for the creation of wigs for those going through such treatment or to raise money or just raise awareness.
    Exactly!!

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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
    I am not against individual expression, I am against not being proactive. And I am against the culture of outrage that exists. We need to stop being outraged by every little ****ing thing and actually think first.
    I actually agree with you - too bad the school didn't do just that before their misplaced outrage caused them to suspend an innocent child for no good reason.
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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
    There's also an old adage that "rules are made to be broken" - I also find it remarkable that a proud liberal would be so dead set against individual expression, particularly when that expression means no harm and does no harm to anyone.

    This is perhaps one of those times where the conservative, the one who believes in personal freedoms, takes a more liberal position than the actual, progressive liberal.
    Rules are important and necessary. They provide a structural foundation to how we act and allow for us to form expectations, or make assumptions.

    The breakdown occurs when people think that rules thus become sacred, immutable Commandments from the gods that ought be applied to every single situation, regardless of context or other circumstances.
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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...
    In the end. The student is going back to school today. Admin found a way out.

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

    i have to side with the school on this one.

    charter schools and private schools have strict rules that you have to follow.
    i have a feeling that if she had asked before hand then there wouldn't have been a problem.

    just doing it on your own causes issues for the school and they have to enforce policy.
    feigned outrage is just that.

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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
    I am not against individual expression, I am against not being proactive. And I am against the culture of outrage that exists. We need to stop being outraged by every little ****ing thing and actually think first.
    I agree. The thinking first should apply to all. Student, Parent, and Administrative Officials.

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