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Old 04-26-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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An Arlington family says they are being forced to withdraw their seventh grader from his school because they say his hair is too long and violates the dress code. The family says he had been in the same school since he was in fourth grade and it was never a problem until recently.

"They've had a very, very long time to be in compliance with this policy,” said Neman International Academy Superintendent Dr. Sheba George.


Whats next? They going to started suspending kids that don't brush their teeth.?




Arlington teen forced to withdraw from school due to ponytail | KTBC
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Growing up, every school I attended had grooming policies.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Ridiculous!

One month before the end of school they do this to him???

Outrageous!
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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From the looks of the pictures, his hair is groomed, it's pulled back and braided neatly

I don't get it
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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The school district is asking for trouble. They should be glad he's not demanding change of the restroom
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:02 AM
 
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I don't get why a family would deliberately go about getting their child expelled from an expensive private school.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: USA
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I thought the long hair battles were already fought in the 60's and 70's
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Most schools are dominated by repressed people that value rules above humanity or reason. they are typically completely insecure and have to have order so they will never have to make a decision. They try their damnedest to make all their students the same.

Fortunately some of us escaped the indoctrination.

FWIW - I was working as a machinist after I returned from 'Nam. I started to grow a beard. My employer told me that their "dress code" prohibited beards. I told them my honor prevented me from following some arbitrary dress code or the fools that tried to enforce it. So I quit a job that paid the equivalent of $35 an hour in today's terms. Those people did not realize that close combat burns the trivia out of a person and I was one of survivors of service on the Mekong River.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Most schools are dominated by repressed people that value rules above humanity or reason. they are typically completely insecure and have to have order so they will never have to make a decision. They try their damnedest to make all their students the same.

Fortunately some of us escaped the indoctrination.

FWIW - I was working as a machinist after I returned from 'Nam. I started to grow a beard. My employer told me that their "dress code" prohibited beards. I told them my honor prevented me from following some arbitrary dress code or the fools that tried to enforce it. So I quit a job that paid the equivalent of $35 an hour in today's terms. Those people did not realize that close combat burns the trivia out of a person and I was one of survivors of service on the Mekong River.
I once worked in a machine shop, and while some folks sported beards, they had to be trimmed to an extent. It was more of a safety issue: possibility of getting beard stuck in an OD Grinder, for example... Yikes!!!
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:33 AM
 
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I once worked in a machine shop, and while some folks sported beards, they had to be trimmed to an extent. It was more of a safety issue: possibility of getting beard stuck in an OD Grinder, for example... Yikes!!!
Yeah, there was that girl (MIT or Yale I think) that got killed by a lathe a few years back after getting her hair caught in it.

Internet is full of gruesome gruesome pics like that.
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