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(9 News)   After getting national media coverage and phone calls from people outraged over the situation, Kamryn Renfro, the girl who was suspended from school for shaving her head to support her friend with cancer will return to school   (9news.com) divider line 65
    More: Followup, Kamryn Renfro, Renfroe, phone calls, shaven head, journalists, charter schools, Grand Junction, cancers  
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2014-03-26 12:21:02 AM  
What was their objection in the first place?
 
2014-03-26 12:28:23 AM  

fusillade762: What was their objection in the first place?


RULES! THEY MUST FOLLOW THE RULES! THERE ARE RULES THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED!
 
2014-03-26 12:57:35 AM  
Having no hair is against the rules. So if you're bald, fark you. Go be bald somewhere else.
 
2014-03-26 01:01:49 AM  
The parallels to the Belle Knox story are remarkable!
 i.imgur.com

Belle Knox is shaved too!
 
2014-03-26 01:01:51 AM  
Common sense.  Until the news runs you ragged over something, you're not required to have it.

Or so the world seems to be going these days.
 
2014-03-26 01:01:57 AM  
Good. school administrations needs to use common sense and their brains and itch zero tolerance and other set in stone rules and it does not matter if its a public or private school.

Seriously  allowing common sense to be used would have avoided this entire mess.
 
2014-03-26 01:04:29 AM  
The school's administration and faculty smoked a bowl together, and now everything's fine, man. Yeah.
 
2014-03-26 01:04:57 AM  
Well done in your efforts. Resistance is not futile.
 
2014-03-26 01:05:31 AM  
I miss my fantasy world where we tar and feather the vice principals who suspended her in the first place.
 
2014-03-26 01:11:59 AM  
FTA, the vote to let her go back to school was 3 to 1.
Can we get the name and address of the 1? Or, if it's a he, how about the quality time with Joni Ernst?
 
2014-03-26 01:12:39 AM  
Good.
 
2014-03-26 01:13:20 AM  
Don't administrators understand the power of social media yet????
 
2014-03-26 01:24:06 AM  

RoyBatty: Belle Knox is shaved too!


If I have told you once, I have told you a brazilian times, she is not shaved.
 
2014-03-26 01:26:18 AM  
Well, let's hope that little girl learned her lesson.
 
2014-03-26 01:26:27 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-26 01:29:23 AM  
Her last name is Renfro.

Ren Fro.

*snert
 
2014-03-26 01:42:07 AM  

Harry_Seldon: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x582]


I love monty python
 
2014-03-26 01:47:23 AM  

log_jammin: Harry_Seldon: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x582]

I love monty python


That's not Monty Python. That's Warner Brothers.
 
2014-03-26 01:50:00 AM  

gwenners: log_jammin: Harry_Seldon: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x582]

I love monty python

That's not Monty Python. That's Warner Brothers.


and their Warner sister, Dot

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-26 01:55:08 AM  

dj_bigbird: fusillade762: What was their objection in the first place?

RULES! THEY MUST FOLLOW THE RULES! THERE ARE RULES THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED!


You forgot the German accent.
 
2014-03-26 01:56:00 AM  

dj_bigbird: fusillade762: What was their objection in the first place?

RULES! THEY MUST FOLLOW THE RULES! THERE ARE RULES THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED!


AND ALSO RULES!!!! BECAUSE RULES!!!!

Now, I can almost, kind of, sort of, in a way, see that this could have been avoided if the little girl had gone to the principal and said, "Hey, my friend feels really bad about being bald because of her chemo, I'm going to shave my head too so she has company," and in a perfect world the principal would have said, "OK, that's really nice of you!" and that would have been that.

NOW THAT BEING SAID...

What kind of weird-ass world have we become that a) there has to be a rule against shaved heads anyway, b) the principal couldn't see at a glance that it doesn't apply to little girls with friends with chemo, and c) if he couldn't see it at a glance, he couldn't just take her aside and ask the obvious question?

Are they really so scared of screaming parents that they can't stand up to the inevitable "YOU LET THAT GIRL HAVE A SHAVED HEAD, WHY CAN'T MY KID?!??!" with a calm, reasoned, "Because she is a 9-year old keeping her sick friend company, and your son is a 16-year old football player who was disciplined last year for beating a special needs student, that's why." Goddamn, people grow a pair.
 
2014-03-26 01:58:03 AM  

Wake Up Sheeple: The school's administration and faculty smoked a bowl together, and now everything's fine, man. Yeah.


Post something relevant to this story and stop playing the increasingly unfunny Colorado pot card - lazy ass.
 
2014-03-26 01:58:04 AM  

gwenners: That's not Monty Python. That's Warner Brothers.


Ooooohhh...The same guys who made The Flintstones. I should have known that.
 
2014-03-26 02:04:34 AM  
Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?
 
2014-03-26 02:05:48 AM  

Harry_Seldon: RoyBatty: Belle Knox is shaved too!

If I have told you once, I have told you a brazilian times, she is not shaved.


I stand corrected, thank you.
 
2014-03-26 02:07:41 AM  

Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?


I've said this in several threads, but I honestly don't understand why there is no ACLU, SPLC, FIRE like civil rights group fighting zero tolerance policies. And I certainly don't understand how I can hear about lawyers who can't find jobs AND the non-existence of such a legal movement.
 
2014-03-26 02:08:54 AM  

log_jammin: gwenners: That's not Monty Python. That's Warner Brothers.

Ooooohhh...The same guys who made The Flintstones. I should have known that.


Right. And "Wizards."
 
2014-03-26 02:19:08 AM  

Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?


Fear. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station....sorry... fear of liabilty.
 
2014-03-26 02:25:36 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?

Fear. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station....sorry... fear of liabilty.


a lot of people think zero tolerance sounds good,  as long as they are in favor of not tolerating whatever is not being tolerated.
 
2014-03-26 02:34:33 AM  

RoyBatty: Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?

I've said this in several threads, but I honestly don't understand why there is no ACLU, SPLC, FIRE like civil rights group fighting zero tolerance policies. And I certainly don't understand how I can hear about lawyers who can't find jobs AND the non-existence of such a legal movement.


SPLC is actively fighting zero tolerance policies.
 
2014-03-26 02:38:31 AM  
Why must justice, decency and common sense always be provoked only by global online scrutiny?

It shouldn't have to work like this.
 
2014-03-26 02:39:53 AM  

Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?


I don't know if they're a good idea, per se, but the alternative to let school administrators use their own judgment.
 
2014-03-26 02:48:13 AM  

weltallica: Why must justice, decency and common sense always be provoked only by global online scrutiny?

It shouldn't have to work like this.


Because petty tyrants are bullies who wilt under pressure when their arbitrary exercise of power is questioned under the klieg lights.
 
2014-03-26 02:50:15 AM  

Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?


Don't they mostly just exist to keep schools from getting sued?
 
2014-03-26 02:52:43 AM  

Harry_Seldon: weltallica: Why must justice, decency and common sense always be provoked only by global online scrutiny?

It shouldn't have to work like this.

Because petty tyrants are bullies who wilt under pressure when their arbitrary exercise of power is questioned under the klieg lights.


Ding! Ding! Ding!

/Looking at you, skool administrators
 
2014-03-26 02:56:04 AM  

The5thElement: RoyBatty: Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?

I've said this in several threads, but I honestly don't understand why there is no ACLU, SPLC, FIRE like civil rights group fighting zero tolerance policies. And I certainly don't understand how I can hear about lawyers who can't find jobs AND the non-existence of such a legal movement.

SPLC is actively fighting zero tolerance policies.


That's good to know. To the extent I hear about SPLC activities (as they pop up in the media) I certainly haven't been aware of it.

I'd like to see a lot more awareness of that, or a special interest legal group form up that is known primarily for fighting this, so that students, parents, and teachers know who to call the same day they find themselves up against a zero tolerance policy.
 
2014-03-26 03:20:53 AM  

log_jammin: Harry_Seldon: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x582]

I love monty python


That is a picture from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'.
 
2014-03-26 03:21:26 AM  
community.us.playstation.com
 
2014-03-26 03:31:51 AM  

tomerson: Wake Up Sheeple: The school's administration and faculty smoked a bowl together, and now everything's fine, man. Yeah.

Post something relevant to this story and stop playing the increasingly unfunny Colorado pot card - lazy ass.


It was the cancer patient's stash.
 
2014-03-26 03:33:11 AM  
bratface:That is a picture from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'.

i131.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-26 05:09:56 AM  

Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?


Because institutional inertia.  The tide is started to go out on zero intelligence rules, but it's slow and uneven going since it got so ingrained in the culture (the culture of school administration, I mean.  Yes, I know I'm stretching the definition of this word, but you get the idea...)
 
2014-03-26 05:15:58 AM  

beverly8: Harry_Seldon: Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?

Fear. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station....sorry... fear of liabilty.

a lot of people think zero tolerance sounds good,  as long as they are in favor of not tolerating whatever is not being tolerated.


The theory sounds good -- zero tolerance for guns on school grounds.
The reality can be unfair -- Expelled because your dad -- unbeknownst to you -- left a box cutter in the trunk of the car you drove to school.
Or even ludicrous -- Suspended because you ate your pop tart into a shape a passing teacher decided looked like a gun.

/Some people even take exception to the theory sounding good.
 
2014-03-26 05:18:55 AM  

aerojockey: Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?

I don't know if they're a good idea, per se, but the alternative to let school administrators use their own judgment.


Yes.  We expect our leaders to be able to use good judgement.  That's why we put them in positions of leadership!

/It's not a perfect system.
//The alternative is worse.
 
2014-03-26 05:30:26 AM  
I can't believe that everybody got this story wrong - the little girl didn't shave her head in solidarity, she shaved her head to mock the cancer kid.  How horrible is that?
 
2014-03-26 06:05:27 AM  
Obvious tag creeps on the shadows.
 
2014-03-26 06:16:59 AM  

Pimparoo: Is there anyone, anywhere, that actually thinks zero-tolerance policies are a good idea? And if not, why are they so incredibly persistent around the country?


Education is a poorly paid and poorly respected profession, and therefore doesn't attract the best or brightest of us. "Zero tolerance" is a way to keep them from exercising their own horrible judgment.
 
2014-03-26 06:18:46 AM  

CarnySaur: I can't believe that everybody got this story wrong - the little girl didn't shave her head in solidarity, she shaved her head to mock the cancer kid.  How horrible is that?


I have to confess that I don't get the shaving the head thing.  How is it a matter of solidarity?  If you had long enough hair to cut it and donate it to make a wig for the cancer victim, that would be cool.  But we don't self-immolate in support of burn victims or whack off a limb in support of amputees.  We do (or should do) something a bit more useful.
 
2014-03-26 06:26:39 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Are they really so scared of screaming parents that they can't stand up to the inevitable "YOU LET THAT GIRL HAVE A SHAVED HEAD, WHY CAN'T MY KID?!??!" with a calm, reasoned, "Because she is a 9-year old keeping her sick friend company, and your son is a 16-year old football player who was disciplined last year for beating a special needs student, that's why."


"You can't discipline a member of The Team!  The town supports our boys!  That retard probably had it coming!  Go Razorbacks!"

Mr. Right: I have to confess that I don't get the shaving the head thing. How is it a matter of solidarity? If you had long enough hair to cut it and donate it to make a wig for the cancer victim, that would be cool. But we don't self-immolate in support of burn victims or whack off a limb in support of amputees. We do (or should do) something a bit more useful.


It's just moral support.  "I can't fix your cancer, but in the meantime I'm going to make a major and highly visible change to my own appearance so you don't feel like as much of a freak without hair yourself, and so you know I'm thinking about you when I can't be here with you."
 
2014-03-26 06:53:23 AM  
Why is it so hard to follow the rules anymore? Change the rule, move to a more lenient "jurisdiction", or accept the consequences of your infraction. Those should be the only choices. Teaching kids it's okay to break the rules if you have a heart-warming story to back it up? Sorry, but that's no better than any other "precious snowflake" story you guys rail about on a regular basis. Just like a protestor accepts his  resiting or failure to comply charge and night in jail as a badge of courage, so would a suspension demonstrate to her friend how far she is willing to go to show support. Schools are supposed to be preparing our kids for the real world, but when they actually do, the backlash is remarkable.
 
2014-03-26 06:57:57 AM  
We have arrived at the day when administrator's decisions are scrutinized by social media and swift verdicts are returned. Worked out well this time.

The overall character of society (particularly those who squawk online) is ever improving, right? Not so sure what it might feel like to be instantly tried by a jury of trolls.
 
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