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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
    It is a charter school. If you do not like their policies, don't send your kids there.
    Oh please - even this doesn't fly. Even a charter school should have limits, especially over having hair.

    Sounds pathetic and an over-extension of school policies to me. More and more adults are proving they're incapable of decided when to flex and bend the rules. This should never have been an issue - ever.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    What would they do if one of the children had alopecia universalis?

    Alopecia universalis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Two guys on my ship had this (amazingly since it actually is extremely rare). One of the guys was in my division and we talked to him about it. He lost all his hair as a child (I think he said he was about 8 years old). It was funny because we asked him if they allowed "bald" or "none" on his driver's license for hair color and he said they had him just put what it was as a child eventhough he would never grow hair again.

    Sure it's not shaved, but it would still be "distracting", which is really the only claim they could make here since it is obvious that she isn't putting anyone in danger nor being insulting in anyway with her choice to shave her head. Plenty of things can be distracting in school and schools need to realize that this is in fact something that they should be teaching children to deal with, not avoiding by making rules against such things. It is one thing if a child acts out to be distracting during school and another if they simply look a way that can be considered distracting.
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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.
    Couldn't agree with you more Maggie. So many parents are utterly disengaged from their kids lives. I really don't get it. When my kids were in school I knew all their teachers and would always give them the benefit of the doubt if there was a conflict. But if the teacher or staff turned out to be the problem katie bar the door. I was a pit bull. They are just as capable of being incompetent boobs as anyone else and their position does not mean they should be relieved of a parents scrutiny. I think many parents just don't want to be bothered. It's a shame.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh please - even this doesn't fly. Even a charter school should have limits, especially over having hair.

    Sounds pathetic and an over-extension of school policies to me. More and more adults are proving they're incapable of decided when to flex and bend the rules. This should never have been an issue - ever.
    then i would not send your kids to private and or public school. when i was younger i went to private school. the dress code was enforced.

    Guys

    No hair below the ear line
    shirts could not be unbuttoned below the 1st button
    jeans could only be worn on certain days.
    dress shirts and slacks

    Girls
    Dresses and skirts
    skirts could not be above the knee etc...

    this was enforced at all times. they didn't care. if you violated the dress code you got written up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh please - even this doesn't fly. Even a charter school should have limits, especially over having hair.

    Sounds pathetic and an over-extension of school policies to me. More and more adults are proving they're incapable of decided when to flex and bend the rules. This should never have been an issue - ever.
    It was wrong of them to enforce this rule in this case. However, they did let the girl back immediately and are meeting about changing the rule as we speak.

    God bless both those little girls.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    It was wrong of them to enforce this rule in this case. However, they did let the girl back immediately and are meeting about changing the rule as we speak.

    God bless both those little girls.
    Great news!!

    A 9-year-old girl who was banned from her Colorado school for shaving her head to support a friend with cancer was back in class Tuesday after reports of the disciplinary action surfaced.
    The power of the internet strikes again.

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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.
    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.

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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
    It is a charter school. If you do not like their policies, don't send your kids there.
    No, it depends whether it is a private charter school or a public charter school. Many charter schools are part of the public school system. My oldest daughter graduated from one.

    There also is a question of removing a child mid-school year at a private school UNLESS there are published rules about shaving her head, as it would be a contract matter.

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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
    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.
    But nobody wants to battle the establishment anymore, Gip. Or the ones that do, like this little girl, are left out, battling the establishment by themselves. It's rare when you can find somebody that will help you out, somebody that will stick up for you.

    Pardon me for being so cynical. I am going through something right now that has to do with battling the establishment, and I'm just tired of people whining behind closed doors, and then refusing to have the stones to stand up with me when it counts.

    But, as I have said a million times to Medusa, thread is not about me. I apologize.
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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
    But nobody wants to battle the establishment anymore, Gip. Or the ones that do, like this little girl, are left out, battling the establishment by themselves. It's rare when you can find somebody that will help you out, somebody that will stick up for you.

    Pardon me for being so cynical. I am going through something right now that has to do with battling the establishment, and I'm just tired of people whining behind closed doors, and then refusing to have the stones to stand up with me when it counts.

    But, as I have said a million times to Medusa, thread is not about me. I apologize.
    Oh I think most of us want to battle it, but few of us do. The problem is that most of us want to battle it for different reasons. You need a collective to fight it.

    Smokers, nudists, homosexuals, atheists - all want to battle the establishment. None want to for the same reason. Individually, they all fail.

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