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    Filed at 2:27 pm under by dcobranchi

    That rules are more important than making a difference in a sick child’s life.

    Gerardo Garcia, Jr., 16, said he hoped to grow his hair at least 10 inches for donation to Florida-based Locks of Love. The nonprofit organization uses donated ponytails to create custom-fitted hairpieces of children suffering from medical hair loss. They provided Harlingen South High School a letter verifying that Garcia had applied to be a donor.

    …But Harlingen school officials said they could not compromise their dress code, which forbids boys from having hair that covers their eyes or hangs below their shoulders.

    I just don’t “get” edu-crats. One one hand, they try to force kids to “volunteer” while on the other they prevent true volunteerism in the name of conformity. What a bunch of morons!

    4 Responses to “WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY?”


    Comment by
    Deb
    September 16th, 2004
    at 7:13 pm

    Don’t they have more important issues to deal with than hair length?


    Comment by
    Rikki
    September 16th, 2004
    at 9:01 pm

    C’mon Deb! Everyone knows that you can’t be model citizens unless your hair conforms! 😉


    Comment by
    Paul
    September 17th, 2004
    at 3:08 pm

    How about if he converts to Sikhism (or whatever term refers to the Sikhs), and wrap his head in a turban. He could get a religious exception and grow his hair as long as he wants.

    Would that fall within the rules?


    Comment by
    Deb
    September 17th, 2004
    at 4:55 pm

    Rikki, thanks for the chuckle.

    My 9 year old son has hair that is 14 in. long in the back.

    Hair lenght is not an issue in our house. 😉

    When he decides to cut it, we’ll donate the hair to Locks of Love.