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(Wales Online)   On the first day of school, girl is put into isolation for: A) lice, B) meningitis, or C) red hair   (walesonline.co.uk) divider line 378
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2012-09-11 04:48:36 AM  
dyed

*loses all interest in story*

/Yes, just about that shallow.
//If we're lucky a real red head thread will break out at some point here.
 
2012-09-11 04:59:13 AM  

quatchi: dyed

*loses all interest in story*

/Yes, just about that shallow.
//If we're lucky a real red head thread will break out at some point here.


If the girl and her mother were aware of the policies regarding dyed hair beforehand, then the school should have sent her home and contacted her mother to make sure she understood that her daughter couldn't return until the issue was addressed.

I'm guessing there's no blanket prohibition against dying your hair, but it's probably a lot like some schools in the U.S. The dye job has to look natural, and going from the girl's picture in the article, her hair looks obviously dyed.
 
2012-09-11 06:17:31 AM  
YOU MUST SUBMIT TO OUR CONTROL YOU PLEBIAN SCUM
 
2012-09-11 06:36:00 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: If the girl and her mother were aware of the policies regarding dyed hair beforehand, then the school should have sent her home and contacted her mother to make sure she understood that her daughter couldn't return until the issue was addressed.


I agree that sending her home was probably a more preferable option than quarantining her in an "isolation" room.

I'm guessing there's no blanket prohibition against dying your hair, but it's probably a lot like some schools in the U.S. The dye job has to look natural, and going from the girl's picture in the article, her hair looks obviously dyed.

It's a terrible dye job and I agree with the school from a purely aesthetic POV first and foremost.
 
2012-09-11 06:39:07 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: YOU MUST SUBMIT TO OUR CONTROL YOU PLEBIAN SCUM


Actually, Sandy V, this is quite tame.

In Japan, you MUST have a natural hair color in school AND a uniform. If you do not comply and come in with dyed hair, the vice principal has bottles of black dye and a whole closet full of loaner ties, ribbons, and jackets for those who forget the policy.

I've never seen it happen, but I know it does. Would that have been the BETTER solution? To hold her down and enforce good fashion sense? Or to send her home alone at great taxpayer expense and risk possible lawsuits if she were to encounter misadventure whilst outside of the insured times for student travel to and from school?

No, keeping her in a study hall was actually a pretty damn decent thing to do, considering the alternatives.
 
2012-09-11 07:02:36 AM  
weirdworldnews.org

/recycled
 
2012-09-11 07:03:17 AM  
Who cares what color her hair is? She's there to learn. Does the color of her hair influence her ability to learn? Then why does the school care?
 
2012-09-11 07:04:18 AM  
All "reasonable" people agree.........to love big brother is conformity.
 
2012-09-11 07:04:53 AM  
Wait, her snowflake has to follow the rules everybody else has to follow? Then how can she be a pretty little individual snowflake?
 
2012-09-11 07:05:56 AM  
Ah, the school headmaster misses the time when you could identify a witch by her hair colour and then burn her
 
2012-09-11 07:07:13 AM  

Honest Bender: Who cares what color her hair is? She's there to learn. Does the color of her hair influence her ability to learn? Then why does the school care?


well... if she was blond
 
2012-09-11 07:08:19 AM  
Oh these are English girls.
 
2012-09-11 07:08:29 AM  
It was an inclusion room, subby. It was inclusive.
 
2012-09-11 07:08:32 AM  
A school enforced its dress code policy? Outrage!!!

This will only upset teenage girls, or people who act like them.

/GTFBTW
 
2012-09-11 07:08:42 AM  
According to TFA, the policy is that "student hair colour must be appropriate for school."
That policy is as clear as mud. If they want a policy to be adhered to, it's incumbent on the school to make the policy clear. As it is, there could be substantial difference of opinion as to what constitutes "appropriate" hair coloring.

/taught high school
//criminal and constitutional law
///had a mohawk for part of the time
////csb
//slashies!
 
2012-09-11 07:08:54 AM  
In the land of the free, you are free to do what you want as long as it's conform.
 
2012-09-11 07:09:04 AM  
in the article it says the policy just states the hair must "be appropriate for school". that's just a way to play fashion police, otherwise they could have easily cited "no unnatural hair colors". seems like a teacher just took things too seriously. i've seen teachers who do and don't care about hair colors like this. guess which ones tend to be better teachers.
 
2012-09-11 07:11:36 AM  

Honest Bender: Who cares what color her hair is? She's there to learn. Does the color of her hair influence her ability to learn? Then why does the school care?


The ability to learn is often affected by peer-pressure. Peer-pressure, in turn, is often a function of how one looks. Schools deal with statistical sociological effects very often, unlike individual moms and autistic commenters on the internet.
 
2012-09-11 07:14:48 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: Honest Bender: Who cares what color her hair is? She's there to learn. Does the color of her hair influence her ability to learn? Then why does the school care?

The ability to learn is often affected by peer-pressure. Peer-pressure, in turn, is often a function of how one looks. Schools deal with statistical sociological effects very often, unlike individual moms and autistic commenters on the internet.


Then logic dictates that they punish peer pressure, not hair color. If a kid is getting bullied you don't punish him for being a little biatch...
 
2012-09-11 07:18:11 AM  
thank god her hair wasn't nappy! that could have been an expulsion.
 
2012-09-11 07:19:34 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 07:19:35 AM  
If you send your kid to a spooky conformity factory in the hope of raising some kind of socially horrible over-achieving little monster, this kind of thing should not surprise you.
 
2012-09-11 07:20:04 AM  
meh. Rules were stated. she broke them, punishment was meted out.
boy they liked that word isolation in that crappy article. It was also mentioned their was a teacher with her the entire time. SO I'm guessing they dont quite know what the word isolation means, or mayhaps were using it to provoke a reaction amongst morons without reading comprehension? Scrolls up, yup it worked.
 
2012-09-11 07:22:30 AM  

Honest Bender: Then logic dictates that they punish peer pressure, not hair color.



So logic dictates we "punish" an intangible natural phenomena instead of an individual breaking an explicit rule. Gotcha.
 
2012-09-11 07:22:58 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: Honest Bender: Who cares what color her hair is? She's there to learn. Does the color of her hair influence her ability to learn? Then why does the school care?

The ability to learn is often affected by peer-pressure. Peer-pressure, in turn, is often a function of how one looks. Schools deal with statistical sociological effects very often, unlike individual moms and autistic commenters on the internet.


And people like pushing kids around an breaking their spirit, you know, to keep them 'safe'. Xenophobia 101 is an important lesson.
 
2012-09-11 07:26:14 AM  

Honest Bender: Who cares what color her hair is? She's there to learn. Does the color of her hair influence her ability to learn? Then why does the school care?


UK schools are obsessed with uniforms and conformity. It's completely pointless and has nothing whatsoever to do with education.
 
2012-09-11 07:26:24 AM  
So when you dye your hair red, does it wash your soul away?
 
2012-09-11 07:27:05 AM  
So...

School has a well-known policy against obviously dyed hair.

Chick dyes her hair in an obvious fashion.

... so why do we give a fark about teenagers being stupid again?
 
2012-09-11 07:28:07 AM  
duh, she's a ginger.

was the obvious tag hiding in terror?
 
2012-09-11 07:29:20 AM  

Honest Bender: Who cares what color her hair is? She's there to learn. Does the color of her hair influence her ability to learn? Then why does the school care?


It disrupts the other students ability to learn.
 
2012-09-11 07:29:21 AM  

doglover: Honest Bender: Then logic dictates that they punish peer pressure, not hair color.


So logic dictates we "punish" an intangible natural phenomena instead of an individual breaking an explicit rule. Gotcha.


Oh, excuse me. I didn't know I was talking to an idiot.
 
2012-09-11 07:29:30 AM  
It's an inclusion room. It's doubleplus good.
 
2012-09-11 07:30:31 AM  
I remember once a boy came into school with very slightly red dye in his hair. Almost imperceptible, but one of the old school teachers, the type who lamented the recent abolishment of corporal punishment, grabbed him by the ear, marched him into the bathroom, stuck his head into the sink and did his best to rinse it off. He was an angry Welsh man. He would yell at kids if the tie wasn't on, or wasn't on straight, or the shirt wasn't tucked in.

You know... a proper teacher, at a proper school, in an age when when the parents found out they also berated the child.

The girl should be expelled for her mothers decision to handle this in the media.
 
2012-09-11 07:30:45 AM  

Arthur Jumbles: It disrupts the other students ability to learn.


How?
 
2012-09-11 07:31:36 AM  
GINGER!!!11
 
2012-09-11 07:32:16 AM  
Also I think it's useful to teach kids early on that school is a lot like prison.
 
2012-09-11 07:32:30 AM  

doglover: In Japan, you MUST have a natural hair color in school AND a uniform. If you do not comply and come in with dyed hair, the vice principal has bottles of black dye and a whole closet full of loaner ties, ribbons, and jackets for those who forget the policy.


Actually, there was a news item a while back about a foreign student at a Japanese school being forced to dye her (natural) blonde hair black because it was "disruptive".
 
2012-09-11 07:35:51 AM  

Slaxl: I remember once a boy came into school with very slightly red dye in his hair. Almost imperceptible, but one of the old school teachers, the type who lamented the recent abolishment of corporal punishment, grabbed him by the ear, marched him into the bathroom, stuck his head into the sink and did his best to rinse it off. He was an angry Welsh man. He would yell at kids if the tie wasn't on, or wasn't on straight, or the shirt wasn't tucked in.

You know... a proper teacher, at a proper school, in an age when when the parents found out they also berated the child.

The girl should be expelled for her mothers decision to handle this in the media.


You remember the teacher's antics, but do you remember what you learnt that day? Oh, wait, he was in the bathroom being a little biatch about somebody's hair instead of teaching. That's quite supportive of the school's mission I'm sure.
 
2012-09-11 07:38:26 AM  
animeholicph.files.wordpress.com
/Frowns on these shenanigans.
 
2012-09-11 07:39:56 AM  

angrymacface: Arthur Jumbles: It disrupts the other students ability to learn.

How?


It's a crime against fashion, for one. Mostly it's kind of like bringing a steak knife to the White House. On one hand, the President isn't even IN the public sections of the White House. And when he is there's many guys with guns around him trained to spot morons with steak knives long before anything happens. Power Level: -1.

On the other hand, the dude with the the steak knife gets in, the guy with the machette wants to come. Then eventually wins through and the guy with the broadsword, then the halberd, then the bill hook. Pretty soon, the White House tour looks like the Tower of London and the CCW people start squakin'. So they just ban weapons and potential weapons in federal buildings across the whole country.


It's the same with hair styles. You let Pinkie here get in, then you gotta let Rainbow Dash, then you gotta let mowhawks, then liberty spikes, and pretty soon the kids will spend more time fixing their hairdo than studying, like 50's greasers in old movies.

So yeah, it can lead to disruption.
 
2012-09-11 07:43:08 AM  

SwingDancer: meh. Rules were stated. she broke them, punishment was meted out.
boy they liked that word isolation in that crappy article. It was also mentioned their was a teacher with her the entire time. SO I'm guessing they dont quite know what the word isolation means, or mayhaps were using it to provoke a reaction amongst morons without reading comprehension? Scrolls up, yup it worked.


I'm pretty sure "isolation" was used i nthe sense "from the other students". Perhaps you'd like "segregation" better?

Besides, it's an inclusion room. If anyone has a gripe, it's the majority of students who were excluded.
 
2012-09-11 07:43:22 AM  
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2012-09-11 07:43:31 AM  

pciszek: Actually, there was a news item a while back about a foreign student at a Japanese school being forced to dye her (natural) blonde hair black because it was "disruptive".


I believe it.

Also, Japanese schools keep the class together. Same homeroom for 3 years. Same people. Day in. Day out. You do NOT want to be the odd man (or woman) out. It's not even unexpected they'd have high suicide rates.
 
2012-09-11 07:44:49 AM  
The rule was hardly "explicit" really.
Perhaps they ought to issue a Pantone chart with the rule book. Pfffft.

& I wonder just how many of the teaching staff have "enhanced" their locks a bit?
I don't hear anyone shouting, "You're teachers, not farking game show hosts!"
 
2012-09-11 07:46:37 AM  
So schools have a no-ginger policy?
 
2012-09-11 07:47:36 AM  

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I approve of this message. can we clone her?
 
2012-09-11 07:47:45 AM  
I know this is in England.... but there is that part of me that thinks schools are there to teach any more, they're just there to get our kids used to conform and follow orders.

Hell, I spent a decade and a half in the Army Infantry, and I had rules that were less oppressive to follow about my personal appearance.
 
2012-09-11 07:47:54 AM  
The nail that sticks out gets hammered back down.
That is the recipe for mediocrity.
 
2012-09-11 07:48:37 AM  

Witchyman: I know this is in England.... but there is that part of me that thinks schools are aren't there to teach any more, they're just there to get our kids used to conform and follow orders.

Hell, I spent a decade and a half in the Army Infantry, and I had rules that were less oppressive to follow about my personal appearance.


Sorry... still working on my coffee
 
2012-09-11 07:50:42 AM  

AndreMA: SwingDancer: meh. Rules were stated. she broke them, punishment was meted out.
boy they liked that word isolation in that crappy article. It was also mentioned their was a teacher with her the entire time. SO I'm guessing they dont quite know what the word isolation means, or mayhaps were using it to provoke a reaction amongst morons without reading comprehension? Scrolls up, yup it worked.

I'm pretty sure "isolation" was used i nthe sense "from the other students". Perhaps you'd like "segregation" better?

Besides, it's an inclusion room. If anyone has a gripe, it's the majority of students who were excluded.


isolate:to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone.

It was used to make it sound like she was thrown in a hole somewhere. It would be better stated, she was put in a timeout room away from other students for not following rules, and was supervised the entire time. We had this growing up, it was called in-school suspension. You screwed up enough to not quite get booted. they did this to you the first few times. Next step was sending your sorry but home, and making your parents deal.

/adjusts onion belt.
 
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