Thursday, October 18, 2007

School: No Pink Hair!

Apparently confusing education with obedience training, administrators at Valley View school in Scranton PA are threatening detention or suspension of students with pink hair, even if it is part of a breast cancer awareness drive. It seems the problem is that so many of those darned kids have decided to go pink.
Mary Catherine Roper, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union based in Philadelphia, said students have the right to govern their length or style of hair, including facial hair. Any limitation must come with evidence of a health of safety hazard or disruption of the educational process.

"It seems to me that they would be illegal suspensions and the parents would be able to contest them if they want to," Ms. Roper said.

Mr. Daley disagreed, arguing that the pink is a disruption because of the degree to which students have it.


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