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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Hair styles are a form or self expression. The courts have ruled time and time again that public schools are not necessarily free speech zones and that students do not have unlimited freedom of self expression.

    In short, if the self expression is disruptive, it can and should be regulated. It does not matter if it is hair styles, speech, T-shirts, distributing leaflets etc.
    Yes. Now, explain to me a boy having long hair is disruptive and how this bull**** falls anywhere within the school's lawful mandate to educate children.

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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes. Now, explain to me a boy having long hair is disruptive and how this bull**** falls anywhere within the school's lawful mandate to educate children.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Public schools.
    When I went to school there was a range of acceptable hair styling. Schools didn't mind young people expressing themselves but they thought extremes were disruptive to the system as a whole. It puts too much focus on styles and fads, rather than the purpose of education.

    They sort of left that option of what was unacceptable up to the Dean or Principle. If I remember, no hat's or outlandish clips in class, unnatural hair coloring, girls with half head shaved (Mohawks) and boys had to pony tail it up when in Shop classes and Phys Ed for safety purposes.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I keep seeing people say it's ok to disallow "disruptive" hair styles, but no one seems to be able to give an example of what "disruptive" is.
    Large enough to block the view of other students?

    But they could just sit in the back then.


    A giant Mohawk with steel spikes on the tips of the hair? Maybe. But only if they try to harm other students with it. And that might fall under some "no weapons/knives" rule or whatever.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes. Now, explain to me a boy having long hair is disruptive and how this bull**** falls anywhere within the school's lawful mandate to educate children.
    Sigh, Its really pretty simple

    It depends on the hair, the student and the local situation. Basically, I am not in a position to second guess the teachers as to what is, or is not disruptive in a local school.

    If the teachers on site- you know the ones who are actually there, say the hairstyle was disruptive, then it works for me. If they say it was not disruptive, then that works for me as well. .

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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    If the teachers on site- you know the ones who are actually there, say the hairstyle was disruptive, then it works for me. If they say it was not disruptive, then that works for me as well. .
    Hm. You do know that teachers are people, too, right? Teachers, who are human, have bias just like other people. To give them that much power? No. They should teach my student, not tell him that his hair is disruptive.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Yes.


    So long as taxpayer money is paying for the school, the school should legally be able to dictate if a haircut is unacceptable or a distraction, potential violence starter because that is a public entity and falls under very strict legal settings and codes.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    If it's distracting or vulgar yes.

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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Hm. You do know that teachers are people, too, right? Teachers, who are human, have bias just like other people.
    Yes, humans- even progressive humans, have biasis. But, that is life and I need to accept it.

    I have not liked every decision made by all the teachers that I have been in contact with. This goes double for the union teachers in California whose selection of class reading assignments seemed to always promote progressive themes, including their union.

    But, I am also not willing to issue blanket bans regarding how teachers keep discipline in their classrooms. If I want to micromanage how discipline is maintained in the classrooms of my children or select the reading assignments, I need to be a teacher. I have not done that.

    Instead, I aknowledge the professionalism of the teachers and accept the reading assignments, even if I would not have picked them. Likewise, if a teacher or school district says green mowhawks are disruptive, I dont try to second guess them. If they say they are OK, then I acccept that there will be green mowhawks at the school, and that this wont impact my children.

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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Having taught public school for 33 years - my policy was to always place the emphasis on what is IN a students head rather than what is ON it.
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