Skip to comments.Tulsa school sends girl home over hair [dreads]
Posted on 09/05/2013 11:09:30 AM PDT by kevcol
administrator, Millard Jones told FOX23 that Terrance Parker was fully aware what was expected. However, for his young daughter, it just hurts.
"They didn't like my dreads," said Tiana.
FoX23 reviewed the school's dress code. It states, "hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable."
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So they applied to be able to go to a CHARTER school, and get accepted, and then tell the school they won’t follow its rules?
Didn’t they know the rules when they applied to go there?
She’s really going to be a joy in about ten years or so.
They are Obama’s relatives and rules and laws don’t apply to them.
Parents and students get a copy of the dress code and have to sign them. If they don’t like the dress code, then go to the principle and the school board. Going to media and having the kid cry on tv is just pathetic.
So I am sure that there will be an exception for all affirmative action students.
It's a common problem. Parents sign their kids up for a better education, then behave just as they did when their kids were in public schools and didn't learn.
Quick, someone call the waaambulance!
I don’t see the problem with an afro, since it’s a “natural” hairstyle. Dreadlocks aren’t, and usually aren’t frequently washed, so that can be a sanitary problem.
If it's a charter school then forbid them entrance to the school and have them arrested if they trespass.
Dreadlocks are indeed a natural hair style.
Combed hair is unnatural, but acceptable.
Cleanliness is a different issue, but dreds can be clean, or not. Clean hair is not natural, but acceptable.
I understand that it might make a difference that the school in question is a charter school but I'm not sure that it does. Nor am I sure, on the other hand, that I would object if the children are required to wear uniforms. So, like a fiddler on the roof, I am undecided for the one hand or the other hand.
My real problem is that a charter school is still a school conducted by the state with all the repressive powers of the state at its disposal and it is not entirely clear that a democratic process brought the school to the conclusion that dreadlocks should be forbidden. My real solution to this is not a charter school which is only a halfway compromise to schools funded by vouchers. If the child had the choice of going to a school paid for by vouchers which permitted dreadlocks the problem would be solved. So would most problems such as religious observances, dress codes, speech codes, flag salutes etc.
The voucher school system is truly a free-market system in which the parents votes with their vouchers and a Democratic system is put in place and effectively policed by the consumers just as is the market for most services. The problem is the same people who think they know better about dreadlocks are terrified of the idea of the parents actually controlling their children's education.
This is extreme. A school is trying to help it’s students succeed in life.
You have to style dreadlocks, they don’t occur naturally. But as I said, I think the school can make an argument against it on the hygiene issue.
My daughter grows dreds naturally, and it is a constant struggle to avoid them.
Styling them is required for them to look a particular way, which would make them like any other hair style.
Yes - it is in fact a Charter School.
It doesn’t matter if you see a problem or not. The school has a dress code ( as did mine back in the long ago time). Obey it or go to another slacker school. The parents have choices. They are trying the old scheme of ‘it is better to ask forgiveness than permission’. They got the rules. They know the rules. If they don’t want to obey them they should put their daughter in another school. end of story
none of it matters. The dress code is set. Doesn’t matter if anyone ‘likes’ it. Dress codes used to be the norm.