So - in the sunlight, there are "unnatural" colors which are
distracting. How much sunlight is there in the classrooms?
Sounds like she accomplished what she sought, to gain attention by being unique.
I'm not embarrassed by most of the things elitist liberal academics tell us
should be embarrassing to Utahns.But, this display of bureaucratic
pique in what is clearly a mindless power struggle is embarrassing.Both sides are wrong, of course. But the "professional"
"educators" are supposed to know better.
This is an over reaction.Administrators aren't known for their
common sense or intelligence. Its probably a few bad apples that make the whole
lot look bad. In the national news I've heard of kids getting expelled for
drawing a picture of a gun.
And you wonder why people contribute to the ACLU?
A poor job of reporting this news story. You guys can do much better than this
with little effort. As for the hair, I am glad my daughter did not go to a
school like this with bright orange hair that has a streak of white in it from
an accident when she was young. Have seen a half dozen photos of this girls hair
on other sites - the administration who did this is crazy.
The girl is already back in school (it happened before the Deseret News got
around to reporting it).
My daughter has had pink, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, and red hair.
Her favorite is pink. It looks good on her. This was her chosen path of
rebellion and I am glad she chose this over picking up a habit like smoking.
Hair color is temporary. At first I was a little concerned about it, as were
the school officials, but after taking a deep breath, everyone came to realize
that it is no big deal. It helped her get through some tough emotional times in
her life.The only thing that bothers me about dyed hair is all of
the 50, 60, & 70 year old folks who cannot age gracefully and continually
try to "fool" us with their "unnatural" color hair.
Hair Peace!!! (John Lennon)
We don't need no stinkin' standards. At least not in schools. The
administration is always wrong. It's the UEA's fault and their big
pensions. Did leave anything out?
The article doesn't include a photo of the girl, so we can't judge
what the school's administrators saw. In any event, schools have to draw
lines on dress and conduct, and I won't presume to make those decisions for
the school's administrators.