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Texas parents, school tangle over boy's long locks

• AP
Taylor's locks , long on the front and sides, covering his earlobes and shirt collar , violate the school district's dress code. He has been punished with in-school suspension since late last month.

His parents say the boy plans to eventually cut his hair and donate it to a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients. And they are not happy with the district's rules.

The school district appears "more concerned about his hair than his education," said Taylor's father, Delton Pugh. "I don't think it's right to hold a child down and force him to do something ... when it's not hurting him or affecting his education."

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Comment by Alice Lillie
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 Looks as though the Dallas school system is a total waste of time. They want students to become "productive members of society," and students that are most likely to are the ones who do not stand out.

Horsefeathers. The most successful people are those who think for themselves, innovate and strike off on their own. They *do* stand out. They are outstanding.

As for hair, I think the kid is cute. I'd like to give him a dollar and say call me in 30 years. But of course by then I'll be...oh never mind.

I like my *dogs* with short hair, not my men.

I hope these parents pull this kid out of the public schools. Any 4-year-old who wants to grow hair for cancer patients deserves a *real* education, not to be subjected to lowest-common-denominator, brain-numbing obedience and conformity.

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