Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mini Mohawks

A kindergarten student in Ohio was suspended from school this week. For what might you ask? Not the typical biting or hitting but for his hairstyle, a mohawk. My personal belief is that if the child wants a mohawk for a hairstyle then that's okay, but suspend the child? The school claims that their dress code forbids anything that "interferes with the conduct of education." I question whether it was the kids who were distracted or the teachers. Looking at the picture of the mohawk it really is not very distracting, no more than any bow or headband a girl would wear. I think as times change, and inevitably hairstyles, the definition of 'distracting' will have to change as well.

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