5-Year Old Boy Banned From School For Having Long Hair

15 Jan

Having Long Hair

A 5-year-old boy was turned away from Roberts Road Elementary School in Hockley, Texas. because school officials say his hair is too long. His mom, Ursula Martin, said that when she tried to enroll her son, she was told that her son’s hair needed to be cut first. Apparently, the school’s dress code does not allow for a boy’s hair to go beyond a shirt collar. Martin contends that her son’s hair is a religious statement.

Martin commented, “I don’t understand. What does the length of his hair have to do with him being educated?”

The school district responded by releasing a statement that said: “The principal of each campus shall apply the grooming code and make all final decisions regarding what is acceptable and appropriate, considering the age and activities of the students. Guidelines and administrative decisions regarding appropriate dress will reflect concern for health and safety of students and the influence of specific dress or grooming on the overall educational climate of the school.”

What do you think?      source


Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized



19 responses to “5-Year Old Boy Banned From School For Having Long Hair

  1. Wanda Ann

    January 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Terrible! All my grandsons.. had hair as long… and never was an issue.. wait a minute.. forgot I live in Canada… where people are so damn stupid!

    • Wanda Ann

      January 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      I meant Arent so stupid! lol about what a childs hair looks like..

  2. carol wakefield

    January 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    If you had been educated in the USA (with short hair), perhaps you could write a proper sentence the first time.

    • Maurice Kelhoffer

      January 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Carol, do you really think this student should not be allowed to attend public school because his hair is an inch or so too long? In some of the schools I have worked in many kids have long hair. He doesn’t look like a wooley mammoth to me. As a matter of fact, according to the picture I saw, he was neat well dressed. I think public schools create many of their own problems of nonsense. By the way, are you an English major? You have the right to correct my sentence structure. I was a music major and an education major.

  3. tubedoc

    January 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Another bunch of government a**holes that feel that they have the right to run someone’s life. Washington will agree with them.

  4. Maurice Kelhoffer

    January 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    This kid looks pretty good to me. What’s the problem that would make a school create such bad will by attacking a parent’s decision to allow their child to wear their hair at this length? I don’t think this is radical in any way. He looks very neatly dressed, and here on the east coast, schools would have absolutely no objection to this little boy’s hair length. Schools create their own unnecessary problems. Is he well behaved? Does this affect his learning ability? Let’s make sure school regulations are reasonable. I hope the mother takes this to the courts.

  5. al pambuena

    January 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    maybe if they declared that the kid was gay…the school would be tripping over themselves to enroll him..err..her…….whatever. if that doesnt work..then declare the kid is muslim, or just pull the race card…and ole jessie and al sharpton will be planted on your front doorstep…..then if all that fails, sick the black panthers on them.

  6. Gracie

    January 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Rules are rules. Just enforce the “dress code”, which includes the length of hair for male children. There. That was easy.

    • Maurice Kelhoffer

      January 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Who determines the rules, and do they use a ruler to determine length? Is this really reasonable? I live on the east coast, and so far no kid has been turned away from school because of hair length. At least it hasn’t reached the media.

  7. Maurice Kelhoffer

    January 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    For Carol: I reread my comments, and my sentence structure and syntax seem to be OK to me. The thought got across and that’s was my objective.

  8. vayon

    January 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Maybe……………….It helps to teach self control….so that when he grows up and tries to get a real job, he won’t argue with his employer about what is expected of him. Have seen people go to apply for a job, dressed as if they work in a barn or land fill. I take that back. have seen muckers and trash men dress better than that. Have seen kids get mad at the boss for telling them what to do. duh…that is have a job means.,working.

    • Maurice Kelhoffer

      January 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

      Vayon, How old is this child, and do you think he will be a rule breaker fro the rest of his life? It isn’t the child that is consciously breaking any rules, it is his mom, and in this case I don’t think it’s fair to project his behavior and dress habits over the next 20 years. Let’s see first how this kid behaves in class and progresses before we “crucify” him. Maturity does lots of good things to all children and I think we ought to give him a chance to grow and learn before we judge him because his hair is an inch or two, too long. I know parents can be a pain; I worked for 35 years in an inner city school, and more often than not, the parents are the problem. I still think the school ought not to keep this kid out because of one item of “dress”, his hair length. Remember the Beatles? Their hair style was highly frowned upon, but we grew to accept it and it hasn’t created any criminals or rule breakers. Judge the kid by his performance, not his hair length.

  9. Pau Galen Bello

    April 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    dress code is the dumbest rule ever in any school organization… how does my hair and what I wear affect how I study or work


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