So I am watching Fox News this morning and sipping my coffee and this news report comes on about a 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten Student that has been kicked out of his classroom due to long hair. Now the school has a dress code policy which has certain guidelines about hair length and style. Obviously his does not meet the guidelines. So for that this child has been pulled from his classroom and must spend his day in the library away from the other students. He is more than welcome to go back and join his class if his mother was to have his hair trimmed. So now I watch the mother get interviewed and state she will not cut his hair, but wants him to have an education. She says he likes his long hair and so does the family.
Now I sat there and thought about this a bit. First it started with – It is not right to be told what style hair you are or not allowed to have. So what if he has longhair. How can then do this to the poor child.
Then I thought – Well they do have a Dress Code that had been read and signed upon registering your child to the school. I know if I sent my kids to school in their underwear that would be wrong. Or of I sent my kids to school with teased out hair sprayed Orange – they would probably get sent home. I don’t do those things because I know it is not allowed.
What gets me is this – The parents seem more concerned about the kids hair then him being in his classroom. He is only 4 years old and I am sure not all about his hair. It only requires a trim, but yet they would rather him sit in the library all day – not truly understanding what is going on. What will that do to him? How do they think that makes him feel – he is too young to understand the whole picture.
I understand there point and I would be upset by it as well, but the school has rules and they are what they are. I do not think the kid looks bad with his hair the way it is, but it is school policy. I would really be thinking about my child and how this is making him feel being ostracized and not about myself at this point.
I would love to know what you think?