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

    No, they shouldn't be allowed to dictate students' hair styles. I've heard that certain hairstyles are banned because they cause a disruption in the classroom. My response to that is to be a better teacher. Get a better handle on your students. If something as simple as a hairstyle disrupts your classroom, then the problem is you, not the students.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    No, they shouldn't be allowed to dictate students' hair styles. I've heard that certain hairstyles are banned because they cause a disruption in the classroom. My response to that is to be a better teacher. Get a better handle on your students. If something as simple as a hairstyle disrupts your classroom, then the problem is you, not the students.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    My son showed up to my house one day with half of his head shaved and the other half dyed purple. I have never seen such a stupid looking example of the human race in all my life. I guess it went with the bolts through his nose.
    I would shave off the rest of the hair and take the bolt out. Provided he was still living under my roof and underage.

    That said, no, schools should not be dictating hairstyles. That's the job of the parent and if the parent is too messed up to not care then oh well. Hairstyles cannot harm anyone.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    depends on safety issues. I someone has such long hear that it were to make it impossible for him or her to safely join in gym or work in the school lab during tests then yes, the school can say something about it. As long as it is appearance related only, then no, the school cannot do it unless it is offensive (say someone shaves a swastika in their hair to show support for the nazi's) or done to bully some kid (shaving a message meant to bully a child, not likely to happen but if it is done then yes, the school can say something about it).
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Purple hair? okay.
    Yellow hair? no thanks.


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

    He could poke yer eye out...


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

    Only if that hairstyle is hindering the other students' ability to learn. If someone comes in with a 3-foot mohawk that's preventing people behind them from seeing, that's a problem. Or if you haven't washed your dreadlocks in weeks and the smell is making other students nauseous.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Of course they should, children are morons. If they can write a coherent paper about why they should have the haircut they want, then they have earned the privilege.

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

    Not in any way unless the hair style poses a health risk to the student/other students.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Unless there is an extreme exception, no. I am assuming you're referring to the incident which seemed to be a strange reminder of Indian Boarding Schools of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, right?
    I read a story about a 5 yr old Indian kid who had his hair braided (and very nicely, I might add) down to almost his butt. This was on the first day of Kindergarten. May or may not be the same story you're talking about. Anyway, this is the one that prompted me to ask the question, but I have also read of other similar incidents in recent years that made me shake my head, as well.
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