4 Year old suspended for long hair

Taylor Pugh

What are your thoughts? Should this 4 year old be suspended or "segregated" because of the length of his hair?

My favorite Youtube comment on this matter (posted on jrock's rant):

"The fact this happened gave me a migraine.

So the girls in that school can have long hair, right? So that is giving one sex more rights than another. That, my friend is sexism.

I'm a guy, I've had long hair since the 6th grade, no one was "distracted". It's not like I was juggling new born puppies in class.

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    He's 4. Why does anyone give a fuck how long his hair is? Now if this kid was older and in a private school, I'd understand if they want their students to look neat. But if this is a public school, (I'm guessing it is) this really shouldn't matter, especially when the kid can't even spell "presentable". Even if it is a private school, hair doesn't distract people. You know what does? Pretty girls. In my grade 10 English class, I wasn't distracted by the guy with the longest hair, I was too busy drooling over the cute red haired girl sitting next to me. Are schools going to suspend girls for being too pretty? Doubt it.

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    hey guys
    u wanna get high

    *Pulls out a bong*
    - CrazyJay October 21, 2010, 6:22 am
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    if its part of the dress code tough shit do what your told its just school in the business world long hair is generally frowned upon learn it young

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    you have to see this. this interview was based on the doc. the war on kids. its 20 min, but its good. please watch.

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    How the school is wrong: First of all, suspending a little kid? Really? Moving on.

    How the parents are wrong: First of all, I'm sure they read the dress code when they sent him there, so all they're doing is saying to the kid, (I'm paraphrasing) "it's ok, rules are for losers! If you don't want to obey the rules because you like your hair, you're more special than everyone else, so you can!"
    Also, I couldn't help but laugh at his dad saying, "I don't see why I should be required to hold my son down and cut his hair against his will." Because that's the rules, stupid! You're basically saying, "I don't see why I should be required to exercise my right and duty as a parent to discipline my child, and teach him that he has to do things he doesn't want to, when people in authority tell him too."
    And let's be frank. Just look as his parents. Call me a stereotyping jerk if you will, but just judging by their appearance and actions, they're rebels. They don't like being told what to do, and they think their son shouldn't have to go through that either. GROW UP.
    In conclusion, the point isn't that the rule is stupid (which it is), the point is that they submitted to that rule when they signed him up for that school, and now they're required to abide by it. I just hope their kid ends up having more sense than his idiot parents.

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    Oh how I love the university system. No dress code beyond standard public attire.

    I've had long hair since I was a senior in high school, and I have only cut it twice: Once for a big job interview, and once for a college theater production. Neither time was I forced to do it. The only people who gave me crap about my hair were my parents, both of whom are over 50, and they have since stopped bugging me about it.

    I've seen young boys with hair down to the middle of their backs. I've seen young girls with buzzed heads. Is our society so gung-ho about conformity that your hair really matters?

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    Have we as humans lost all sense of common sense all together or are we just total fascists rules maybe rules but he's 4 he will normally be distracted, he has the attention span of a rodent. Now if there was a uniform policy then I could understand that, but it's a public school with no uniform policy just a overly strict dress code.

    When I was in high school most of my infractions were for insubordination so I know how fast the schools can over react to people with spines that rebel against them.

    The kid's parents should read the teenage liberation handbook, it's a really informative book that could help their son before it's too late.

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    thats retarded my hairs long...AND I FUCKING LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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    i culd kinda see if it was private skool, but wen going to skool is required by law and he cant just becuz of his hair length! thats almost prejudice or sumthing :P

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    WHAT! speaking on behalf of long haired males, BURN THE SCHOOL TO THE GROUND.... its a form of discrimination.... you dont see schools suspending blacks for being black or asians for being asians..... its the exact same thing suspending someone for what they look like or the length of their hair... the parents would have a right mind to sue these bastards

    I went to a private school for year 11 and 12 so obviously having short hair was a rule and girls had to have it tied up... but seriously a public school.... pathetic

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    Yeah this is kinda weird. Most schools have a rule against crazy hair like the guy in the video said, "liberty spikes or bright green", which is understandable because I can see how that would be distracting. But just long hair? That seems a bit redonkulus to me.

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    Rules are rules. Some people think they are too good or above the rules.

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    I fought for ages
    the teachers were all ways trying to get me to cut my hair
    at least i wasnt suspended
    +3 for him

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    "So the girls in that school can have long hair, right? So that is giving one sex more rights than another. That, my friend is sexism."

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    I've went to a school in Texas with the "No long hair below eyebrows" and stuff, and it didn't really effect me because my hair is short.

    Although, I have also went to a school in California that was too big to enforce dress code, and kids' hair was dyed w/e color they wanted(bright green included) and you could wear hats/hoods in class, and you could wear shortshorts and more revealing stuff(for girls) which girls could not wear at the Texas school.

    And I must say, it was not distracting. If anything, it was actually more distracting to see kids change their style just for school, since that was not how I was used to seeing them.

    But rules are rules, and you must follow them. It is best to learn this early in life, as it will benefit you greatly. If you want to change rules, there are usually better ways to go about it than breaking them, as that will likely hurt your cause.

    so petitioning is a better way of changing things than students storming the school lobby or the lobby of the district building because even Gandhi wanted a violent revolution for india but peaceful protests were the second option.
    - triclebickle October 8, 2010, 1:17 pm
    Yes. What would students storming the district office do other than prove they are immature and end up with a few detentions/arrests depending on how escalated the situation was?

    If Ghandi had gone the violent route, it is very likely things would not have changed and we would not know about him today, and if we did it would be because he would either be known as a terrorist, just like everyone else who tries to use fear to scare their opponents into submitting, or because he would have started a war.

    When have you ever gotten your way from thowing a fit? I'm guessing not very often after you reached age 3. By using this tactic, you're the aggressor, which is not a good thing to be.

    However, if you got a majority of the parents to petition the school, things would change almost everytime.
    - casper667 October 10, 2010, 12:17 am
    ok petitioning has the odds of 1-10 because the schools will not change unless they are forced to so anything short of a class action lawsuit is a plain waste.
    - triclebickle October 10, 2010, 9:51 am
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    this is me, long hair, yes!
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    what have our schools become!?!

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