Posts Tagged ‘dress code’

Long Hair and Pre-School

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

It’s clear that a child cannot possibly learn, let alone be a good catholic, if their hair is too long.  I wouldn’t know, actually, being neither a good student nor a good catholic and, currently, having pretty long hair.  But it seems that the lesson St. Dominic’s Pre-School wants to teach 4-year-old Jack Szablewski is that proper grooming, according to their standards, is more important than, say, helping the sick.


Suspended for a T-Shirt

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The junior high and high school years are a time when kids are figuring out who they are and who they will become.  It’s important that we support them in that endeavor and make sure they know they are loved and accepted no matter what path they choose for themselves.  It’s also important that their school — teachers, administrators, and fellow students — take an active role in that support.  That’s why it’s especially heinous when a school does something like what happened in the Fort Smith School District in Arkansas.