Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"They can't tell me how I can cut his hair"...wannna bet?

This mom is upset her 6 year old was tossed out of his charter school for having a Mohawk haircut. According to mom there is nothing in the school handbook that prohibits it but it appears that information is open to interpretation. The school ruled against her and sent the child home.

What did she expect? Once you sign your name on the dotted line to enroll your child in any form of institutionalized schooling you've given up your constitutional and parental rights. When you sign your name to the enrollment form it is your way of saying you will abide by the school's every rule, policy and whim without question. Some parents only learn this after much embarrassment and trauma to their child.

No, the Mohawk is NOT a big deal and mom is trying to do what is best for her son. However, once again a parent is caught in the web of outlandish and paranoid rules and regulations in a system that cares more about behavior modification, attitudinal adjustment and political correctness than it does about reading, writing and arithmetic.

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