Re: Hairstyle - distracting to educational process?
Walter Hinteler wrote:
MARSHALL, Mo. -- An eighth-grader was taken out of class Tuesday because of her hair coloring, KMBC's Marcus Moore reported.
Some "educators" clearly have nothing to do but carp on nonsense.
I've been a prof (paralegal studies) and taught people with multiple piercings and all sorts of styles. Any teacher concentrating on that isn't fully engaged, and if students are concentrating on something as innocuous as that girl's hair then you as a teacher aren't doing your job well enough to keep them engaged.
I guess that district already has everyone, hmm, let's see -
Reading at or above grade level
Doing math at or above grade level
Bound for college
Doing music well enough for concerts
Making art well enough for museums
Speaking sixteen foreign languages like a native
Performing scientific experiments written up in respected, peer-reviewed journals
Winning all state and national championships in every sport
etc. etc. etc.
What a stupid move by an alleged educator.
PS Colleges are laxer. All schools require basic decency in the sense that you cannot go to class nude, and Nazi paraphenalia would be out as well, but otherwise there are few rules. Where I went to High School, we could not wear shorts or micro-micro-miniskirts, mainly so that girls would not be distracted constantly making sure their underwear wasn't showing, and the boys wouldn't be distracted from what the girls were doing. But the hair style fight was lost a long, long time ago and while a boy with waist-length hair or a girl with a mohawk might be looked at a little funny at the High School or college level, they would not be asked to change, and I graduated High School almost 27 years ago.