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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.
    WHo says disruption is only in the classroom? Kids arent in class all the time and they have plenty of time to fight, abuse, taunt, etc each other.

    That kind of atmosphere has a negative affect on learning.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I think because we knew once highschool was over and we needed to be taken seriously. We cut our hair. I see way to many "35 year old teenagers" out there looking for work looking like they are still wanting to be in highschool.
    But the OP has nothing to do with 35 year olds. I agree with that sentiment. I've seen 65 year old women that dress like 20 year olds. They don't have the body for it, and it's disturbing. But it's their business.

    The OP is talking about whether teachers should be able to tell students what kind of hairstyles they can have. You wore your hair the way you wanted to - why can't they?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    WHo says disruption is only in the classroom? Kids arent in class all the time and they have plenty of time to fight, abuse, taunt, etc each other.

    That kind of atmosphere has a negative affect on learning.
    Bull****. One of the sweetest, honest, most caring people I've ever met had DayGlo orange hair.

    Hair color, styles, etc, does not necessarily equate to disruptive behavior.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    WHo says disruption is only in the classroom? Kids arent in class all the time and they have plenty of time to fight, abuse, taunt, etc each other.

    That kind of atmosphere has a negative affect on learning.
    Educating public school students on social mores concerning hairstyles is useful, especially when the public school student is between the ages of 14-21, when they are seeking (or are being encouraged to) join the working world. That being said, that is probably all that it should be concerned with.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Bull****. One of the sweetest, honest, most caring people I've ever met had DayGlo orange hair.

    Hair color, styles, etc, does not necessarily equate to disruptive behavior.
    Wut???

    I never said anything about that or like that. Or implied it.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Educating public school students on social mores concerning hairstyles is useful, especially when the public school student is between the ages of 14-21, when they are seeking (or are being encouraged to) join the working world. That being said, that is probably all that it should be concerned with.
    The ONLY point I was making was in direct context to Superfly criticizing teachers for not controlling kids in the classroom.

    I said that 'disruption' happens outside the classroom as well.'

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    The ONLY point I was making was in direct context to Superfly criticizing teachers for not controlling kids in the classroom.

    I said that 'disruption' happens outside the classroom as well.'

    "Reading: it's fundamental."
    The snarkiness of your reply is noted, however, I think it was a mistake to do so. Superfly was disputing the justification of regulating hairstyles on the basis of classroom distraction.

    If reading is "fundamental," perhaps you should not be so quick to either reply to Superfly on the basis of a misunderstanding, or to me on the basis of responding on point.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The snarkiness of your reply is noted, however, I think it was a mistake to do so. Superfly was disputing the justification of regulating hairstyles on the basis of classroom distraction.

    If reading is "fundamental," perhaps you should not be so quick to either reply to Superfly on the basis of a misunderstanding, or to me on the basis of responding on point.
    No, he was replying to a thread about school authority (not specifically in the classroom) and chose to use it as a platform to criticize teachers by narrowing the issue to the classroom and their faults.

    Again: context and meaning make a difference when reading. It's very important.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post


    You think a hairstyle can be a "danger" to a student?

    I'm sure someone has tried.
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    Re: Should schools have the authority to dictate student's hair styles?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    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.
    I was thinking that was what you were referring to. Unless there was already a thread on it, I thought it was a very subtle and clever way to address it.

    Of course, in contemporary America, much of the press surrounding the politics of hair centers of African American children (often girls and young women). The context of Native American boarding school education centered on the regulation of hair length, name, faith, and other demonstrations of one's "Nativeness."
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