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.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
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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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. .
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
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.
Last edited by Ryan5; 08-31-14 at 12:50 AM.
If it's distracting or vulgar yes.
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.
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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