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(WHIO-TV Dayton)   Not news: School bans kindergartener from class. FARK: because his mohawk haircut is too distracting   (whiotv.com) divider line 81
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2013-04-07 04:23:31 AM
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2013-04-07 04:24:26 AM
Meh, this feels really 2002.
 
2013-04-07 04:24:53 AM
Whoever makes these policies has not observed students. Few of them are distracted by any hairstyle until the teacher stops class and draws attention to them with things like "Your hair is a distraction! Do something about it! Don't come in my classroom looking like that again!"
 
2013-04-07 04:26:06 AM
You'll likely end up having to deal with a dress code at whatever McJob or desk jockey position when you grow up anyways.

Might as well teach them to get used to it when they're young so they won't have some kind of rude awakening at 18.
 
2013-04-07 04:27:32 AM
nanny, state?

Mutha, say wha?
 
2013-04-07 04:29:50 AM
Chav kid from chav parents.
 
2013-04-07 04:30:09 AM

psychosis_inducing: Whoever makes these policies has not observed students. Few of them are distracted by any hairstyle until the teacher stops class and draws attention to them with things like "Your hair is a distraction! Do something about it! Don't come in my classroom looking like that again!"


In my experience it's usually exactly the opposite of this.  Public school teachers don't care how many rules you're violating until it actually starts causing the other students to stop paying attention in class.

Albeit I'm not sure how that would work in Kindergarten, given that they're a bunch of five-year-olds at the oldest and there usually isn't any kind of disciplined, standardized lecture to begin with.
 
2013-04-07 04:34:59 AM
They should ban teachers with large breasts then.
 
2013-04-07 04:35:00 AM
He's a little kid..Let it go school people..It's so hypocritical that people are always screaming about
how they want kids to be so innocent, and at the same time, they want them to conform and be
little adults. It's insane..
 
2013-04-07 04:36:37 AM

Jim_Callahan: In my experience it's usually exactly the opposite of this.  Public school teachers don't care how many rules you're violating until it actually starts causing the other students to stop paying attention in class.

Albeit I'm not sure how that would work in Kindergarten, given that they're a bunch of five-year-olds at the oldest and there usually isn't any kind of disciplined, standardized lecture to begin with.


Maybe it's regional, then. We had people with very, er, rebellious hair in our classes and no one was bothered until the teacher decided we were all distracted by the hair (regardless of whether we were paying attention to the lecture or not). Though, our schools tended to have the sort of people who love enforcing every policy and obscure bylaw, justified or not.
 
2013-04-07 04:39:21 AM

FunkOut: They should ban teachers with large breasts then.


You'renothelping dot jay peg.
 
2013-04-07 04:41:15 AM
Back in the seventies, my elementary school had a strict policy against afros

It seemed like every week, someone who had one was being expelled.
 
2013-04-07 04:49:01 AM

super_grass: You'll likely end up having to deal with a dress code at whatever McJob or desk jockey position when you grow up anyways.

Might as well teach them to get used to it when they're young so they won't have some kind of rude awakening at 18.


I use bicycle messengers for urgent courier services at my office.  There's this one scrawny cracker with dredlocks, tattoos, and a face full of metal.  He's also my favorite one, because he practically teleports across town.
 
2013-04-07 04:50:23 AM

uttertosh: FunkOut: They should ban teachers with large breasts then.

You'renothelping dot jay peg.


I'm pointing out how udderly ridiculous the situation is.
 
2013-04-07 04:58:25 AM

FunkOut: uttertosh: FunkOut: They should ban teachers with large breasts then.

You'renothelping dot jay peg.

I'm pointing out how udderly ridiculous the situation is.


Heh... I see what you did there

/and I like it
 
2013-04-07 04:58:39 AM
I've gone to work with various fauxhawks (because no one will shave the sides of my head totally). Red with black stripes. Rainbow Dash. Bright Blue. Bright Green. Purple.

None of this has affected my job, resulted in disciple, or resulted in ANYTHING besides some initial WTF the first time I did it, and my coworkers checking on my hair color on a regular basis. I wasn't even the only person in my department with multicolor hair.

Hint: it is just farking hair and has no impact on your job in most circumstances. If you care how someone else has their hair you have too much free farking time on your hands and need to evaluate your life. Let the kids be kids. Let them have weird hairdos. Let them dress however they farking want before they get sucked into our consumerist conformist corporate nightmare wankery.

And now, one of my hawks and an old set of work safety glasses.
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Conformity is useless and derivative and leans only to stagnation and death.

/hair is not currently dyed because of skin issues, and plans for a crossplay costume
//Just watched Rise of the Technovores and feeling very cyberpunky right now
 
2013-04-07 05:03:18 AM

psychosis_inducing: Jim_Callahan: In my experience it's usually exactly the opposite of this.  Public school teachers don't care how many rules you're violating until it actually starts causing the other students to stop paying attention in class.

Albeit I'm not sure how that would work in Kindergarten, given that they're a bunch of five-year-olds at the oldest and there usually isn't any kind of disciplined, standardized lecture to begin with.

Maybe it's regional, then. We had people with very, er, rebellious hair in our classes and no one was bothered until the teacher decided we were all distracted by the hair (regardless of whether we were paying attention to the lecture or not). Though, our schools tended to have the sort of people who love enforcing every policy and obscure bylaw, justified or not.


I generally go with psychosis_inducing's argument here. We never had problems at my (admittedly) laid-back  high school with anyone's hair, t-shirts, etc., unless or until the school admins decided to make an issue out of who had to stop wearing what.
 
2013-04-07 05:07:39 AM
So the schools in Ohio think it's ok to gang-rape a drunk student but not ok for a kindergartner to have a Mohawk? Ohio schools are seriously farked up.
 
2013-04-07 05:09:14 AM
But... They are farking children! At the age of five! They seem to treat them as if they were high-production machines that must not be slowed down. Ofcourse they'll be distracted, what on earth are they teaching those kids if not even a day of being a bit distracted is allowed? Oh, god... They are planning something... I knew it!
 
2013-04-07 05:43:50 AM
I was in the seventh grade when there was a thing in the news about a boy who refused to cut his hair, and his parents supported his choice in not cutting his hair and the school for what ever reason (distraction, safety, other, all of the above) was threatening to suspend him until he got a hair cut.  Upon seeing the story (not actually the story, just the commercial for the 6:30 local news that was going to show that story, probably between sports and weather) my mom looked at me and said "If the school told us that you were going to be suspended if you didn't cut your hair, I'd personally shave your head."

As for the bit about distraction, if that was a reason to ban something then I should have been kicked out of school in kindergarten and asked never to return.  I spent grades K-12 as an attention whore.  I spent high school trying to start the Great Janitor religion.  Would type up my own religious propaganda and leave it in the restrooms in the school.  Even had a female friend pass out Great Janitor propaganda in the female restrooms.  Good times.
 
2013-04-07 05:47:54 AM

FunkOut: uttertosh: FunkOut: They should ban teachers with large breasts then.

You'renothelping dot jay peg.

I'm pointing out how udderly ridiculous the situation is.


Well i thought it was a poor moove. I was just chewing the cud with you anyway.
 
2013-04-07 05:57:05 AM
The moment mom said "They seen his hair..." I got distracted from caring and closed the story
 
2013-04-07 06:08:10 AM
Good, the disgusting little hooligan! I don't know why he has to have a gay bird on his head instead of letting the poor thing find another hawk to nest with or shag while flying above unsuspecting people or whatever 'mo hawks do.
 
2013-04-07 06:28:44 AM

gambitsgirl: The moment mom said "They seen his hair..." I got distracted from caring and closed the story


Grandma doesn't sound too much smarter.

Ethan's grandmother, Joyce Wells, said the Mohawk is no different than other popular styles such as "the fade," a haircut in which the hair is cut down to the scalp or close to it on the sides and back of the head and hair is left on top.

Really? There's no difference?

"You understand there's a dress code and everything but you think this is perfectly acceptable? Right. I do, because if you look at the Mohawk and if you look at the fade, there's not much difference except he's bald on the sides," Wells said.

Oh... OK. You know there are laws and everything ... but speeding is the same as going the speed limit, you're just going faster.

Poor kid doesn't stand a chance.
 
2013-04-07 06:31:30 AM

uttertosh: FunkOut: uttertosh: FunkOut: They should ban teachers with large breasts then.

You'renothelping dot jay peg.

I'm pointing out how udderly ridiculous the situation is.

Well i thought it was a poor moove. I was just chewing the cud with you anyway.


You two are really milking this. Isn't it pasture bedtimes or something?
 
2013-04-07 06:33:23 AM
Clark Shawnee School District officials, however, told Castle her son's hairdo caused a disturbance as the teachers in the classroom couldn't get the attention of the students.

To be fair, we're talking about a bunch of 5 year olds. There isn't a whole lot of attention to be had in the first place.
 
2013-04-07 06:58:22 AM

zamboni: gambitsgirl: The moment mom said "They seen his hair..." I got distracted from caring and closed the story

Grandma doesn't sound too much smarter.

Ethan's grandmother, Joyce Wells, said the Mohawk is no different than other popular styles such as "the fade," a haircut in which the hair is cut down to the scalp or close to it on the sides and back of the head and hair is left on top.

Really? There's no difference?

"You understand there's a dress code and everything but you think this is perfectly acceptable? Right. I do, because if you look at the Mohawk and if you look at the fade, there's not much difference except he's bald on the sides," Wells said.

Oh... OK. You know there are laws and everything ... but speeding is the same as going the speed limit, you're just going faster.

Poor kid doesn't stand a chance.


Even Kid n Play have the quizzical dog look going on
 
2013-04-07 06:59:49 AM
They should leave that kid alone.  Without a kid in class with a mohawk, how will the other kids know who the scummy redneck kid is (every class has one)?
 
2013-04-07 07:08:39 AM
1.) This is stupid. Let the kid have his haircut as long as it's clean and nit-free.

2.) If the kid REALLY wanted that hairstyle: cool; if that kid's parents gave him that hairstyle because that's what THEY wanted (and they're not native Americans) fark them. Basically that's like painting polka-dots on your dog when it's not Halloween. If they wear a Mohawk, I'll make an exception. I think you can't stop parents from trying to create their crotchfruit in their image--and as long as they're not teaching hate--whatever. If you do it to your kid but won't wear your hair that way yourself, you're a douche. I think the appropriate thing to do here is make sure mom or dad has a Mohawk, too. If not: either they get one or the kid loses his.
 
2013-04-07 07:09:54 AM
Dang shcool kikked me out again!
 
2013-04-07 07:25:08 AM

DigitalCoffee: Clark Shawnee School District officials, however, told Castle her son's hairdo caused a disturbance as the teachers in the classroom couldn't get the attention of the students.

To be fair, we're talking about a bunch of 5 year olds. There isn't a whole lot of attention to be had in the first place.


DING! And we're done!
 
2013-04-07 07:38:41 AM
"i don't see nothing wrong with it!" ...jeez, even the grandmother agrees with the school
 
2013-04-07 08:19:52 AM

Okoboji: DigitalCoffee: Clark Shawnee School District officials, however, told Castle her son's hairdo caused a disturbance as the teachers in the classroom couldn't get the attention of the students.

To be fair, we're talking about a bunch of 5 year olds. There isn't a whole lot of attention to be had in the first place.

DING! And we're done!


Yep - I have a 4 and 7. A lady bug or a fart causes a major disturbance also. Who cares about a kid's haircut?
I might give my kid a mohawk just to test the school now.
 
2013-04-07 08:25:22 AM

DigitalCoffee: Clark Shawnee School District officials, however, told Castle her son's hairdo caused a disturbance as the teachers in the classroom couldn't get the attention of the students.

To be fair, we're talking about a bunch of 5 year olds. There isn't a whole lot of attention to be had in the first place.


Exactly. My 5 yr old is distracted by hair cuts, a kid dancing, or dust in the sunlight. You remove the distraction by pointing it out, give them 5 minutes to ask questionsand (did it hurt? Is it cold? Etc) and then move on. It's called observing and discussing change. Something useful they can learn and the next time someone dares to be different it's not a show stopper.
 
2013-04-07 08:37:50 AM

psychosis_inducing: Maybe it's regional, then. We had people with very, er, rebellious hair in our classes and no one was bothered until the teacher decided we were all distracted by the hair (regardless of whether we were paying attention to the lecture or not). Though, our schools tended to have the sort of people who love enforcing every policy and obscure bylaw, justified or not.


What's more, there's a difference between kindergarten and junior high/high school.   Stuff like this in a 5 year old lacks the social connotations that it does in a teenager. The things that faze kids that age are very different than what sets off a teenager.

A mohawk in kndergarten isn't disruptive unless it's made to be by an adult.  I know this because one of my son's friends wore a mohawk to school for many weeks, and beyond some of the other kids thinking it was cool, nobody gave a shiat.
 
2013-04-07 08:40:47 AM
www.theanaloguerevolution.com
 
2013-04-07 08:42:48 AM

FunkOut: They should ban teachers with large breasts then.


My sixth grade P.E. teacher was absolutely fappable.  Every day, wearing a tight T-shirt and ridiculously short-shorts.  I remember watching her standing on a ladder putting up decorations in the cafeteria...got I wish she taught wrestling.
 
2013-04-07 08:46:30 AM
Given that I think its stupid, but in life any company that you want to work for will have dress codes and behavioral standards

In general  School is losing the aspect that used to bring people into mature adults to be part of a work force and society for concern about infringing on individualism that they can do at home with their friends, where ever they want to go.  God forbid your kid cant look cool,

Lessons are learned best early and often and parents fighting back show a lack of respect towards authority and just gives a bad message.  Just brush his hair down and move on.

Kids are in school to learn damn it
 
2013-04-07 08:48:37 AM
Eh, it's school, and there will be a lot of things he can't do- that's life, get over it. Besides, the parents are responsible for the kid's haircut, so this just screams "attention whore" for the parents more than the kid.
 
2013-04-07 09:01:40 AM
A bunch of dickheads on this thread.  Kid is 5, you guys need to grow the fark up and let them be 5.  If you, for one second think going to school is about getting an education (in the US)  you are truly brainwashed.
 
2013-04-07 09:04:34 AM

Jim_Callahan: In my experience it's usually exactly the opposite of this.  Public school teachers don't care how many rules you're violating until it actually starts causing the other students to stop paying attention in class.


In my experience, MOST teachers don't give a fark.  They you have some that feel they need to enforce every single iota of the dress code or other silly rules as they interpret them.  They get all biatchy in the halls, "Did you see what Angela Smith was wearing... that shouldn't be approved, I'm going to send her to the office".  Or they send passive/aggressive emails to all the teachers on one student's schedule:

SUBJECT: DRESSCODE
BODY: Today Joe Brown came into my room, at FIFTH HOUR, not wearing a proper belt.  He was referred to the office for this infraction.  We can do a better job enforcing our dress code if ALL TEACHERS would refer students upon first seeing these issues.  

Thank You,

Mr. Stickupmyass


Most teachers seems to happy that kids show up ready to learn.  The kids don't farking care about somebody's hair and such.  They get over it pretty quickly.  The few admin and staff with the control issues are the ones that seem to get distracted if everything is not in the perfect box little world.
 
2013-04-07 09:05:13 AM
Best to strangle that budding individuality and freedom of thought while they're still impressionable.
 
2013-04-07 09:25:26 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Best to strangle that budding individuality and freedom of thought while they're still impressionable.


Because in a world of standardized tests and strict schedules nap time and recess, that is the place?  They can do that at home with their family they can be as free as they want and be open to everything the world as to offer, kids are in school 8 hours if that?  The precious flowers will never blossom because that have to follow those oh so oppressive rules to wear their hair down?  Life is so hard at five?
 
2013-04-07 09:35:26 AM

Ringshadow: I've gone to work with various fauxhawks


Well you're a girl so it's kind of cute but a fauxhawk on a dude just screams "douchebag".
 
2013-04-07 09:35:31 AM

FunkOut: uttertosh: FunkOut: They should ban teachers with large breasts then.

You'renothelping dot jay peg.

I'm pointing out how udderly ridiculous the situation is.


So very mooooving..
 
2013-04-07 09:38:05 AM
If you can't keep your pupils engaged or interested, perhaps you should find another line of work and stop blaming the child?
 
2013-04-07 09:38:13 AM

WillofJ2: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Best to strangle that budding individuality and freedom of thought while they're still impressionable.

Because in a world of standardized tests and strict schedules nap time and recess, that is the place?  They can do that at home with their family they can be as free as they want and be open to everything the world as to offer, kids are in school 8 hours if that?  The precious flowers will never blossom because that have to follow those oh so oppressive rules to wear their hair down?  Life is so hard at five?


If you count having hair on your head as "doing" something, that would make sense.  I count it as being something, which is what is being suppressed here.  This is absolutely a type of social conditioning, and schools are for education, not societal manipulation.
 
2013-04-07 09:38:35 AM
My son had the same haircut at a Catholic school for two years, and nobody cared.
 
2013-04-07 09:46:23 AM

Iowan73: My son had the same haircut at a Catholic school for two years, and nobody cared.


I had blue liberty spikes in high school (also Catholic) and no one gave a damn.
 
2013-04-07 09:57:24 AM
yeah, also a catholic school-er, had lots of individual freedom great education, but I did get a ruler or few from a nun for stepping out of line, followed the rules very carefully.  but even then the girls socks and skirts where very regulated
 
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