ok, I'm not sure if this belongs here so mods, if not please move it to the correct forum....
Public school are getting way out of line anymore. This is just ridiculous! The schools are taking away our rights as parents little by little.
I have two daughters one is in the 4th grade and the other is 15 and in the 8th grade. My oldest is constantly being harrassed by her principal about
petty little things. Dress code and appearance. At the start of the school year my daughter had the underneath of her black hair dyed purple
(she did this over the summer and as you can see it was done tastefully) when school started I was told by this principal that her hair (the purple
part)had to be changed to a natural color or she would not be allowed to attend school. I asked why? and she said because its a distraction to the
What??? hair color is a distraction? So the principal is saying that if the students don't all look alike its a distraction? ok whatever, I argued
with her to no avail so my daughter and I went and picked out a nice vibrant red and dyed the purple red. I send her to school only to be told that it
wasn't good enough....now it needed to be all one color. Seriously? I mean I understand there are rules in place for the children's safety and such
but? anyway to make a long story short her hair ended up all black. She was a little pissed and I was as well because I am her mother and I feel it
should be up to me what is or isn't an appropriate hairstyle for my child.
now fast forward a few months and my daughter accidentally pulls a condom out of her purse at lunch. (now she has a condom because we've already had
the birds and the bees talk and I told her that if she's even THINKING of having sex that she has to be the one responsible for being safe. I in no
way condone a 15 year old having sex but in this day and age I feel that a girl MUST know how to protect herself since in my experience you can NOT
count on the guy to do it.) Well,, a teacher see's the condom as she's hurrying to put it away and she gets sent to the principal who makes a big
stink about it saying it was a disruption to the education blah blah... I get called in and we go rounds over this.
so int he midst of the argument over her having in school suspension for the incident the principal looks at my daughter and says "why do you need a
condom anyway, you told the guidance counselor you might be gay"
I wanted so bad to jump up and slap this woman HARD. I am aware that my daughter thinks shes bi-sexual and think it in poor taste that the principal
would use that against my child!
This scene ended up not going wella s you can imagine and the principal basically told me that I as a parent have no say in anythign when my child is
attending the public school. No say what so ever. According to this woman my parents rights cease to exsist once my child enters the school!
this is so wrong! I want to do something about this but I have no idea what to do, who to talk to or anything. It;s just so frustrating that someone
else has control of my children!
anyone out there have any ideas? have any of you dealt with this type of thing before? what did you do?