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Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 07, 2023 07:36PM
The student is male so those curly locks have to go. I assume the principal must have verified his sex with a physical exam, probably while wearing his white hood.

[www.nytimes.com]

Darryl George, the Texas high school student who earlier this year was removed from school because his hairstyle violated a dress code, was suspended again on Tuesday, the latest flashpoint in a monthslong dispute over a school policy that has spilled into the courts.

Mr. George, 18, had just returned to class at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, roughly 30 miles east of Houston, after spending time at an off-campus disciplinary program, where he had been sent over his violation of the school district’s dress and grooming policy and other infractions.

“While in class, he was told he was in violation of the school dress code policy for not cutting his hair and was again referred to in-school suspension,” Candice Matthews, a spokeswoman for Mr. George’s family, said in a statement.

A school official imposed a 13-day in-school suspension on Mr. George, the second suspension he had received this year over violation of the dress code.

Mr. George has spent most of his junior year, which began on Aug. 16, away from his regular classes. The case has captured the attention of state lawmakers and prompted Mr. George’s family to sue state leaders and the school district in federal court.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 07, 2023 10:02PM
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When pinned, Mr. George’s locs do not extend below the eyebrows or below the earlobes, but officials have told his mother that her son’s hair is still in violation of the policy because it would extend lower than allowed if let down.

When this ends up in court, the school is going to LOSE LOSE LOSE.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Don C
Date: December 07, 2023 10:25PM
"When this ends up in court, the school is going to LOSE LOSE LOSE."

I dunno ... this is Texas after all
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: abevilac
Date: December 07, 2023 10:33PM
This strikes close to home for me. In 1965 I was a freshman at an all girl catholic high school near Philadelphia. My hair was just about touching my shoulders. The Mother Superior decided that long hair was too sexy and ordered that everyone must conform to one of three approved styles — a pixie short haircut, a bob that was no longer than your earlobe, or a top knot covered in a hairnet.

For some reason she singled me out and said I had to have my hair cut. My father came into school the next day and told her that he was taking me out of that school and I happily enrolled in the local public school.
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 08, 2023 12:09AM
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abevilac
This strikes close to home for me. In 1965 I was a freshman at an all girl catholic high school near Philadelphia. My hair was just about touching my shoulders. The Mother Superior decided that long hair was too sexy and ordered that everyone must conform to one of three approved styles — a pixie short haircut, a bob that was no longer than your earlobe, or a top knot covered in a hairnet.

For some reason she singled me out and said I had to have my hair cut. My father came into school the next day and told her that he was taking me out of that school and I happily enrolled in the local public school.

Good for father.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 08, 2023 05:53AM
This is no longer about hair length, this is about a school district refusing to admit they are wrong.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Janit
Date: December 08, 2023 07:30AM
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Ombligo
This is no longer about hair length, this is about a school district refusing to admit they are wrong.

Exactly. He wears his locs pinned up in a style that is quite tidy and even conservative to my eye. They are now arguing that his hair violates their code because <without the pins> it would be too long. Doesn't matter to them that he always pins it up for school.
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: mattkime
Date: December 08, 2023 08:35AM
Whenever I see stories like this, its abundantly clear to me that some people running schools have NO IDEA whats important.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 08, 2023 08:35AM
Just read about another African-American child with hair issues - A seven-year-old was removed from her cheerleading squad because if her hair wasn't curly, it would be too long.

[news.yahoo.com].

This wasn't at a school, but just the same it is blatantly wrong.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: gabester
Date: December 08, 2023 08:46AM
Absolutely the most insidious, disgusting and reprehensible forms of oblique racism.
Hair standards that require black people conform to white norms.
It's the 21st century, these people should be ashamed of - but are obviously oblivious to - their primitive conduct.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 08, 2023 08:50AM
"...spending time at an off-campus disciplinary program, where he had been sent over his violation of the school district’s dress and grooming policy and other infractions."

In their rationale, might they be attempting to use hair length as an easier method of removing him in their hopes of avoiding "other infractions"?
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: kj
Date: December 08, 2023 12:39PM
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DeusxMac
"...spending time at an off-campus disciplinary program, where he had been sent over his violation of the school district’s dress and grooming policy and other infractions."

In their rationale, might they be attempting to use hair length as an easier method of removing him in their hopes of avoiding "other infractions"?


For sure, guaranteed he's a pain in the arse in other ways, and this is like an officer pulling someone over for a tail-light that's out. It's still messed up though.
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 08, 2023 12:46PM
Earlier reports stated that he had never had any disciplinary incidents prior to this. He also was allowed his hair length before this year.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 08, 2023 01:12PM
I believe his other infractions are things like refusing to cut his hair and continuously returning to school with the same hairstyle.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: JoeH
Date: December 08, 2023 01:32PM
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$tevie
I believe his other infractions are things like refusing to cut his hair and continuously returning to school with the same hairstyle.

Beginning to sound like they are keeping a "tickle file", or that is what an omsbud officer called it when my ex wanted to file a complaint about treatment in a student job years ago. Just keeping a list of minor negative interactions to blow up into infractions later for someone they want to get rid of.
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 08, 2023 02:44PM
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JoeH
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$tevie
I believe his other infractions are things like refusing to cut his hair and continuously returning to school with the same hairstyle.

Beginning to sound like they are keeping a "tickle file", or that is what an omsbud officer called it when my ex wanted to file a complaint about treatment in a student job years ago. Just keeping a list of minor negative interactions to blow up into infractions later for someone they want to get rid of.

OT - I’ve heard it as a “tickler” file.
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: kj
Date: December 08, 2023 04:27PM
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DeusxMac
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JoeH
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$tevie
I believe his other infractions are things like refusing to cut his hair and continuously returning to school with the same hairstyle.

Beginning to sound like they are keeping a "tickle file", or that is what an omsbud officer called it when my ex wanted to file a complaint about treatment in a student job years ago. Just keeping a list of minor negative interactions to blow up into infractions later for someone they want to get rid of.

OT - I’ve heard it as a “tickler” file.

I like "tickle file" better. These people must be tickled.
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 08, 2023 04:40PM
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kj
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DeusxMac
OT - I’ve heard it as a “tickler” file.

I like "tickle file" better. These people must be tickled.

Tickler file
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: bfd
Date: December 08, 2023 04:58PM
Guaranteed all that crapola is in his Cumulative File, with lots of educationese applied.


Student refused direct command to cut hair.

Student returned to school still in violation of school dress code policy on hair length.

Student's parent is concerned and involved.


That kind of crapola that tells the rest of the ed complex that the kid won't cut their hair, didn't learn from their suspension that it needed to be cut, and has a parent who raised hell about it."
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: kj
Date: December 08, 2023 05:06PM
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DeusxMac
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kj
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DeusxMac
OT - I’ve heard it as a “tickler” file.

I like "tickle file" better. These people must be tickled.

Tickler file

Dude, I'm kidding. I know what a tickler file is. Plus, I can like tickle file better than tickler file if I want. If it's so wrong, why does it feel so right?
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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 10, 2023 01:28AM
this is like an officer pulling someone over for a tail-light that's out.


Traffic stop, write a tag, no other offenses observed, have a nice day.

Easy peasy.


Let a bunch of other violators slide, and target one and only one, that's messed up.






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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 10, 2023 09:45AM
OOF! Public schools are public, so they will lose, as long as the parents can afford to fight. The school will gladly waste taxpayer dollars!

My school in the 80s had plenty of long haired hippies and headbangers (including me).

I grew it out again in the 90s,

again in the 00's.

again in 2015-18

I last cut it before last Xmas, now I'm sporting a 6 inch ponytail. My wife and daughters love it.



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Re: Student in Texas Is Suspended Over Hair Length Again
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 10, 2023 02:03PM
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Rolando
OOF! Public schools are public, so they will lose, as long as the parents can afford to fight. The school will gladly waste taxpayer dollars!

My school in the 80s had plenty of long haired hippies and headbangers (including me).

I grew it out again in the 90s,

again in the 00's.

again in 2015-18

I last cut it before last Xmas, now I'm sporting a 6 inch ponytail. My wife and daughters love it.

I’m envious, I haven’t had hair in decades.



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