Archive for Mesquite Independent School District

Boy suspended from school for long hair

Posted in Gender Issues, News with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2009 by Chase

4 year old Taylor Pugh from Balch Springs, Texas recieved four weeks of in-school suspension after refusing to cut his hair to align with school district standards that a boy’s hair “cannot extend below the bottom of earlobes or over the collar of a dress shirt.” With the support of his parents, Taylor continues to grow out his hair, which he plans to eventually donate to charity. Read more

So because he has long hair, he has to be isolated from the other students. Seems like this school district is more interested in preserving dress codes and gender norms than providing constructive education.