So a 4-year-old — yes, 1… 2… 3… 4 years old — cannot attend classes because his hair is too long.
[Mesquite, Texas ISD officials] say the dress code prepares students for a business-orientated society where appropriate dress is critical.
Yet again we see how far out of touch school officials are with the rest of the world. Back in the 1950’s I’m sure “long hair” like this kid has probably could be held against you. Today? Pffft. I’ve had long hair for about 20 years and it hasn’t caused me any professional problems. I also don’t need to wear a suit and tie every day.
But the bigger question?
What sort of reasoning is that? This kid is 4-years-old. Four! What the hell are you doing preparing him for the business world? It wasn’t too long ago he learned to use the toilet on his own. His biggest concerns in life are getting another graham cracker, if today he’ll get to finger paint, and when is nap time. Good grief. Let the kid be a kid. About the only lesson for the real-(grown-up)-world you’re giving this kid right now is a healthy demonstration of how some adults can be douchebags.
But hey… yet another example of our failed public government school system.