August 10, 2005

Cornrows and mullets OK, though

The Louisville, KY Courier-Journal notes that the Williamsburg schools are banning certain student hairstyles:

The Williamsburg Independent School District has joined a small number of Kentucky districts and individual schools, including some in Louisville, that have banned certain hairstyles.

According to the Williamsburg district handbook, other kinds of hair "disrupt the educational process and can represent certain groups or gang membership."

"We're trying to teach obedience and conformity," Williamsburg principal Joy Mack said. "We don't expect much resistance."

Geez, does Ms. Mack sound like a member of the Borg collective, or what? But don't fear, Williamsburg students:

"Williamsburg Superintendent Dennis Byrd said students who violate the policy will be disciplined on a 'situational basis.' Punishment will range from being ordered to adapt hair to meet the standard to suspension from school, according to the school handbook.

Byrd said the ban does not apply to cornrows or mullets."

Thank goodness for small favors, eh?

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The scary part to me is that people somewhere are still wearing Mullets.

Posted by: Al Mascitti at August 12, 2005 11:25 AM

Obedience and Conformity? Those are two categories judged at Dog Shows. Is that really what we're teaching?

Posted by: Browein at August 15, 2005 11:40 AM

Not banning mullets? Does that mean that style conforms to the norm? If so, I'm so glad I live in a mullet-free zone.

Posted by: Lin at August 17, 2005 02:47 PM