Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

This is insane:
A suburban Dallas school district has suspended a 4-year-old from his prekindergarten class because he wears his hair too long and does not want his parents to cut it.

That's a quote from yesterday's New York Times.

“They kicked me out of that place,” Taylor told a reporter on Dec. 17. “I miss my friends.”

His parents plan to appeal the school board ruling to the state education commissioner. In the meantime, school officials said they would continue to separate Taylor from other children.


They are separating the child from his classmates because he's got long hair.

I hereby urge all teachers -- in solidarity with Taylor, the four-year-old -- to grow your bangs long and let that freak flag fly.



  1. One preschool hippy could spoil the whole batch. Pretty soon they'll show up with tattoos and smoking weird-smelling tabacco, and making those pacts with the Devil that bring the earthquakes in.

  2. Reminds me of a song: "Sign says: long hair freaky people, need not apply. So, I tucked my hair under my hat and I went in to ask him why. He said you look like a fine upstanding young man..."

    Moral: There is nothing wrong with hair a bit long. There is something very wrong with suspending a student with long hair. I thought we were trying to provide education to these kids, not pointless rules.

  3. WWJW?

    What would Jesus wear? Someone sent that kid home, then went to church that weekend, looked at a portrait of their lord with longish hair, and didn't think twice about it.

  4. So many pointless rules. My school is taking up cell phones when they fall out of a pocket. Not because the kid was talking or texting in class, but because it fell out of their pocket. Like you said..."Seriously?"

  5. Love the Tesla reference. Great song!

    I think they should do this at my school except with sagging pants. If anyone, at any point, can see your boxers, you're going home. No questions asked.

  6. Having lived in Texas for almost five years, I am not surprised. Texas, as you all probably know, was its own country for a short while. It still operates under that premise.

  7. This is ridiculous. So the kid has longer hair. What about the girls? Equal rights!

    Seriously, this is kind of silly and the parents should sue just to make a point.

    As far as baggy pants, they should be told to pull them up so we can't see their underwear. It's gross.

    On the humorous side, cops love the crooks with their baggy pants - (true story) - they run from the cops, pants fall down, crook falls down (breaking two teeth and his nose) and cops catch him.

  8. I don't want to brag, but I've been fighting the K-3 powers with my beard for five years:)It is funny how hair and social expectations are "woven" togethers:)


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