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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
    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.

    It's not feigned outrage. It is a culmination of stupidity at the administrative level of our school houses. Sending kids home because they made a "pointy-finger" gun indeed.
    feigned outrage is just that.
    I'm usually "hard-and-fast" on rules. No grey. But, the point is, this deserved grey. Read Canada John's post. It is a wonderful teachable moment . . . about childhood cancer, chemotherapy, why one loses one's hair, the other effects, solidarity, an opportunity to start a fund-raiser for cancer research... Hell, I could spend one hour a day for a week with the students and, you know, actually widen their horizons, teach them something important.

    But no. Rules are rules. And why isn't the little girl involved required to wear a wig?? If rules are rules.

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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
    I'm usually "hard-and-fast" on rules. No grey. But, the point is, this deserved grey. Read Canada John's post. It is a wonderful teachable moment . . . about childhood cancer, chemotherapy, why one loses one's hair, the other effects, solidarity, an opportunity to start a fund-raiser for cancer research... Hell, I could spend one hour a day for a week with the students and, you know, actually widen their horizons, teach them something important.

    But no. Rules are rules. And why isn't the little girl involved required to wear a wig?? If rules are rules.
    i think i saw somewhere they told her to get one or let he hair grow out.

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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
    i think i saw somewhere they told her to get one or let he hair grow out.
    I'm talking about the little girl who lost her hair to chemotherapy.

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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
    I'm usually "hard-and-fast".
    Quoted for potential sig material later.

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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
    I'm usually "hard-and-fast" on rules. No grey. But, the point is, this deserved grey. Read Canada John's post. It is a wonderful teachable moment . . . about childhood cancer, chemotherapy, why one loses one's hair, the other effects, solidarity, an opportunity to start a fund-raiser for cancer research... Hell, I could spend one hour a day for a week with the students and, you know, actually widen their horizons, teach them something important.

    But no. Rules are rules. And why isn't the little girl involved required to wear a wig?? If rules are rules.
    You are right. At the very least this is a wonderful teaching moment on many levels. One could start with "Critical thinking" on behalf of the administrators here.

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

    Honestly, I'd be surprised if anybody stood up to do anything at all. I don't know what has happened, but people are just walking through life asleep, now. They won't do anything - won't stick their neck out at all, and don't want to be bothered as long as it doesn't affect their little corner of the world.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    I really can't grasp how anyone could hide behind a "dress code" in making a decision like this. Whoever made this ruling needs to be given cancer if that was possible.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You'll end up pissing parents off. They pay good money for their children's conformity.
    Charter schools are public schools as well.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    If enough parents pulled their kids out of the school in protest, the rule would change pretty quickly.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Honestly, I'd be surprised if anybody stood up to do anything at all. I don't know what has happened, but people are just walking through life asleep, now. They won't do anything - won't stick their neck out at all, and don't want to be bothered as long as it doesn't affect their little corner of the world.
    There's nothing wrong with picking your battles. When you battle the establishment, you need to accept that your perceived benefit will surpass the actual cost.

    If it was worth getting sent home for making a statement that's contradictory to school policy, then she won.

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