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So, what, we`re at about -100,000 now?
Making people cut their hair against their will is in my opinion a violation of human rights.
Removing this child from the classroom over something as trivial as a hair style. Some rules simply aren`t worth enforcing, this is one of them.
I understand that you want to control your son but it is not a distraction. im a dude with long hair (about the same proportionally as the kid in in the video) and it is not at all distracting.
Why? Because as the parent I establish rules, one of which is he has to have short hair?
His hair right now is his choice. The rules are I have to see eyes, collars and ears. He chooses to ignore the rules, there`s a consequence to it, much like life.
and it`s nout to do with it bein in texas, i live in the north of england and no of schools with similar rules. Texans aren`t inherently more daft than anyone else, conservatives are.
Remember, Austin is one of the least conservative cities in the country.
like at my old high school, a faux hawk was considered fine, but heaven forbid I actually get a nice haircut (that isn`t a focking bowl cut) that manages to cover my eyebrows.
schools need to come to the realization that some people look bad (and thus more distracting) with short haircuts, and the vast majority of the time are going to turn kids to spiking their hair like some stupid guidos.
My son can`t have long hair. This is where it`s my kid and I can make him do what I want, or turn Jackass on him and buzz spots into his head until its cut. I have the corner in my family for free spirited individual and he can`t go there. To me my kid is the end of it, but I reserve the right to not give a poo and call your son with long hair a girl because I`m not paying attention.
Well, its Texas, they`re not exactly liberal.
Anyways, we have rules like this at my high school, but you know what? No one is stupid enough to let their hair keep them from their education. Maybe it`s because it`s a high school though...
I`ll try to make it simple for you, if it helps. The point of the rule is to have students follow social norms. Lots of schools do it. I imagine in this case the school wants the boys to look like boys, and the girls to look like girls. Usually it`s a rules like "no boys wearing dresses".
Teachers aren`t the sole creators of the rules. It can come from the principals, the superintendents, or even the school board. Many of these people have spent years studying and researching methods that will best suit the education of large groups of children.
I don`t agree with the rule, but I`d cut my kids hair for an education.
BTW, call me an id
What say you? The gauntlet has been thrown down.
This makes me sick. How about you just let kids be kids and stop trying to mind-fu*k them so early in life?
because i would be scared for life if someone asked me to cut my hair
It is just 100% baseless. If the reason is to stop bullying based on appearance? Then you should start the order on those emotion nullifying drugs from equilibrium and make everyone wear featureless masks and dress in prison clothes with shaved head and bar code.
We`ve been over this I think, the only way to stamp out negative humanity is to stamp out humanity as a whole.
I see no other reason for it so that`s the only argument I have in place.
That kid is the poo!
LOLZ strickt you win, i cant top that
But as it is, it`s not distracting anyone but the pricks who are so convinced that everyone has to conform.
BTW, was anyone else moderately reminded of the guy from Clockwork Orange just by his face at the end of the video?
isn`t that... illegal?
anyone else want to punch the smug bitch speaking for the school? that god awful haircut she had distracted me.
boys should have to wear a bra since girls have to? `course, I guess some should with manboobs and all.
Point? It could be a lot worse and still only have a small amount of disruption.
Let the child`s hair be free!
It is a public school and they should set forth and stick to the policies that they implement and good for them for doing just that. They are simply not there to help children feel great about their appearence. (Although parents can be there for that.) They are there to promote scholastic achievement.
Agreed. They`re violating that child`s constitutional right of freedom of expression. Those parents should sue the crap out of that school, prevent it from happening again and make some bank for doing a good deed.
if you watch the video, its the kids decision, the parents are just supporting it. and just because someone has a different view does bot make them "white trash" thats a rather ignorant statement.
drat that, your hair should not be a matter the the school to decide on, especially a PUBLIC school. not to mention the kid is FOUR, let him have the hair he wants!!!
Ms. Choksondik, that boy`s hair is too long, and I can`t seem to learn in this kind of environment!
They had a picture of acceptable hair styles for both genders.
I`m sure people hate you too
That rule has been changed (save for schools that have actual uniforms, and even some of those there is an option for the girl to wear slacks instead). I think it`s time for this one to change as well.
Granted, being a guy with waist long hair, i take a bit more of an issue with this than some others would.
I`ve had long hair my whole life. It was harder to have long hair, years ago, but I`m glad to see some places are still upholding the ignorance and stupidity that reminds me why I`m glad I live here.
Fair enough, I`ll agree with that completely.
I don`t agree with the standard rule that applies to everyone. If their goal is to eliminate distractions then they should ask the question "is this really a distraction?" If the answer is no then let him keep the hair. If they can show that it is a distraction, then you sit down with the parents and explain to them how it is a distraction.
If a law or rule is stupid it needs to be challenged and changed.
You can be a slave to the system all you want, and admittedly some rules and laws are right and just, but at least recognise and understand that some things are worth standing up for!
If everyone just sat back and said "pfft sorry! a rule is a rule!" Then we would still have slavery.
Every time a kid sneezes in class, he gets hit with a ruler for disrupting everyone else`s learning process. Would you fight that if it was a rule? Come on, it`s in the book, you have no argument.Your kind of mentality is the kind of mentality that ALLOWS these types of rules to be reinforced, because you have that blasé attitude about it. If it`s a stupid, pointless rule don`t let them get away with it, or they`ll reinforce more on you! The whole kicker is this isn`t even a rebellion thing, the parents would cut his hair if the boy wanted it cut, but he likes it like that, and personally I think it fits him. They`re letting him express himself, and the school wants none of it.
`Minimise distractions`? What she`s saying that long hair on boys is distracting but it`s fine on girls. Allow anyone to have their hair whatever length that they want! I can understand that extreme hair can be distracting but that kid`s hair isn`t distracting.
got vut off, sorry
the last part of your name is right though...idiot.
I respectfully disagree with the parents. Believe it or not, the schools generally know more about what is the best way to educate children. The parents don`t have to agree with the rule, but they should respect the rule. There is a difference between "questioning authority" and "disrespecting authority". They are disrespecting it. Better start teaching the boy prison etiquette, because that is going to be his future."
So by your thinking, all the girls should cut their hair short as well. Because obviously hair gives you some kind of learning impediment. The hair has nothing to do with learning. It is an over zealous school system that thinks they know everything, when in fact, they are just elementary school teachers.
If this child
I respectfully disagree with the parents. Believe it or not, the schools generally know more about what is the best way to educate children. The parents don`t have to agree with the rule, but they should respect the rule. There is a difference between "questioning authority" and "disrespecting authority". They are disrespecting it. Better start teaching the boy prison ettiquite, because that is going to be his future.
And if the school district is really that uptight about hair, you`d think they`d have some guidelines on faculty and staff having stupid hair like the woman halfway through the clip.
Back in the seventies, When I was that young, It was the fashion for boys to have long hair. No one pitched a fit about it. I had short hair cuts and wanted longer hair to fit in.
People here know I`m no hippie liberal and even I think this school is being ridiculous.
So young children should be taught to never question authority, even when the rules have no reasonable purpose? By threatening to withdraw the student, the system itself is creating a bigger disturbance than long hair in a classroom ever would.
I wish that were true! Since it appears to be a public school, the parents would likely have to move in order to change his school.
The principal said that the rule applies to everyone, but her hair was longer than his. Maybe she just meant it applies specifically to one gender. That`s the same thing, right?
the rules may be petty to you but they are the rules, young children need to learn that in life there are rules that need to be followed.
They make the same choice these parents SHOULD have made. Cut the freaking hair and get your kid back in school! Stop acting so righteous and put your child first. I agree they shouldn`t have to do it at all, but that`s beside the main priority!
Oh, I have that skully he is wearing. They sold it at Hot Topic like 7 years ago... I haven`t seen a soul with it since. They should make him change his hat while they`re at it :P
"Mrs. Smith!!! Bobby says he`s going to bring a gun to school and shoot me!""Not NOW, Timmy! Mikey`s hair just hit his shoulders and I have my hands full at the moment!"
jesus didn`t go to school where they have rules they accepted when they put him into the school. they don`t like it? they go to a different school.. it`s not the democracy that has made the rule.. it`s the school. I bet your job has some rules too.. like when you work in a bank you have to cover your tattoos etc.
So the rule is stupid, and the punishment is unecessarily harsh. However, it is still their rule and you should probably follow it, but protest it in some way
The rule is: your hair cannot touch the back collar of your shirt or go below your eyebrows. Your hair may not be an unnatural color.
If your hair disobeys any of these rules, you are given seventy-two hours to get a haircut. If you don`t, it`s detention, then suspension and finally expulsion.
Honestly,I guess what I`m trying to say is that I`m not surprised by this.
"I`m not gonna hold my kid down against his will..." Hey buddy, it`s called parenting. You teach you child there are limits and if you want to participate ya follow the rules or you go someplace else.