I'm 67 years old - I thought we settled this stupid topic years ago - a person's hair length is not the business of anyone but that person or their parent. Hair length is not an issue until the school makes it one due to its over reach of what it sees as its right of authority. I wore my hair very long off and on for years - and found it extremely offensive whenever someone else thought they had a right to decide how I should wear it. It was combed - not in my face and clean (as compared to the hair spray and goop most women were putting in their hair). Leave the kid alone and stick to matters that are important - like LEARNING.
What does the length of a kids hair has to do with his education? I would much rather see a kid with long hair than to see a kid with his pants clear down around his hips and his boxer shorts showing! What is wrong with school administrators, why don't they put a stop to boys butts hanging out?
This is crazy, kids shouldn't have to cut their hair just to be able to go to a PUBLIC school. And for all of you people who say "his mom should just take him to another school" that's dumb. Where is he gonna go? Private school costs money, everybody can't afford it. Also, what if that's the only school closest to their house? Even if the mom can get special permission for her child to attend another school, she would probably have to transport her child to school everyday herself since the school system won't provide it. That's unfair and costly. Public school should be accessible to everyone, and making someone pay and/or change their lifestyle just because of some ancient colonial rule about hair? That's just stupid.
Why does it matter people worried about the wrong stuff in life what do hair have to do with being smart everybody have hair that can't be a reason why you can't go to school for having long hair education is very important not hair
This is a sexiest rule. If young girls don't have to cut their hair shoulder length then young boys shouldn't have to either. I see many post who say rules are meant to be followed, if you don't like the rule go to a different school. But not all rules are good rules, and if a rule hinders, or favors one group over another then that rule should be eliminated. We live in America were, in a public school, we have the right to be individuals, as long as its not degrading to ourselves or others, its not distracting, and its not offensive. I could see if this was a private school, but its not, so I would start a petition and go as far as suing the school until that rule was changed, to 1) everyone has to have their hair a certain length, or 2) no rule at all. Just my thoughts.
I think the same rules apply to everyone, and the comments about white vs black, and religion have nothing to do with this issue. They can choose another school, if another will accept him considering the rabble rousing. If they do not like the rules, let them go the the PTO meetings, or school board and petition for rule changes. part of schooling is learning social customs and rules.
This is a really simple problem. Cut your kids hair or attend a different school. If you want your child to attend a specific school, follow the specific rules. No one is going to be exempt from the rule and that's how it should be. You say you value education? Well, cut the damn hair and get the education you want him to get. After all, he's only five and hair doesn't stop growing. This is just an excuse to make some noise in the local media.
He shouldn't have to get a hair cut, maybe the mom should put his hair in a pony tail and tuck it so it will not reach the collar of his shirt and see what happens. He's going to school to learn not to be judged by the length of his hair; especially if its clean and he's clean and dressed neatly. This rule should be changed.
I agree that children should be taught to respect rules. HOWEVER, they also need to be taught that there are processes available to change ridiculous rules like this one. The parents should be the ones leading by example--do something more than complain. This child should not be required to cut his hair unless all the little girls have to have their hair above the collar line also. Ridiculous stereotypical guidelines.
The parents can do one of to things to teach the boy a useful lesson. 1. Cut his hair because that is the rules of the school or 2. Go to a different school that has no rules on hair. Either way teach the boy that rules are made for what ever reasons but they are made to be followed. No one is so special that the rules do NOT apply to THEM.
I'm confused, so we only have to abide by the rules want? How about, if you don't like the rule go to a different school
I think it is totally irreleveant what this child's hair looks like- is it clean-fine; combed-fine. My son, when he was in pre-school "had" to wear his Count Dracula pajamas 3 days straight- so what? who cares? washed it nightly until he was over it- did it hurt anyone-no; did it effect his little "grades"-no; with people attacking schools in broad day light with a flurry of gunfire- how does this incident register on the 'priority' list- not even in the top 10.
So you dis-obey rules because you feel they don't apply to you. If they enforce the code for the other boys in the school what makes this one so special. I also cannot stand parents who use religion to justify something like this. My son has long hair, and if the school he attends changed their code policy to include something like this, I would RESPECT the school or put him into a different school, not demand that they make an exception for him.
Let the boy go to School his hair have nothing to do with his education or affecting anybody else from the same.
It is not fair. I thought all those of that kind of thinking were given the highway. Get it right, get it tight and leave our children alone. who denied the child to enter class? Do they still have a job, if so ,why? And whose keeping them aboard? We need names to direct our mind set toward. Thank you now let that child go to school.
No!!! he is a child and his hair DO NOT have anything to do with him getting an education to become a productive citizen and not an award of the state for victimizing. This is what is wrong with America today we focus on the negatives and disregard the positive. They wouldn't tell the blue-eyed white kid to cut his hair so why stereo-type black kids that don't even know why they have so much rejection and neglect. Bottom line EDUCATION is TOP PRIORITY & NOT APPEARANCE
NO!! HE SHOULD NOT BE MADE TO CUT HIS HAIR TO ATTEND SCHOOL. HIS HAIR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM GETTING AN EDUCATION! TODAY SCHOOLS, TO ME, ARE SO WORRIED ABOUT THE WRONG THINGS. THE WAY ONE INDIVIDUAL WEARS THEY'RE HAIR SHOULD NOT BE THE SUBJECT OF THEM GETTING AN EDUCATION!!