Allow school-aged boys to keep their long hair

Allow school-aged boys to keep their long hair

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Velma Woodruff started this petition to The president, board of education, members of the assembly

We want to raise children who believe they can be whoever they want to be. We want to raise children who will respect others and their personal decisions. We want to raise children who take pride in who they are, no matter how they look. For this reason, we want our children to be able to grow their hair if that is what they wish. 

This outdated school rule that states boys should have short hair is discriminatory to our boys. What's wrong with boys having long hair? Does it differ from girls who are allowed to grow their hair? No. Does it stop them learning? No. Does it make a difference whether they have long or short hair? No.

But does it give children the chance to grow up, seeing boys with long hair as something normal? Yes. Does it help in nurturing the aspect of respect for others who are different? Yes. Does it keep our boys happier and less stressed when starting school? Yes! Because let's face it, so many of our boys have felt the anguish over cutting their hair for school, I know mine has suffered that heartache. Cutting your hair short is not easy, as all women would agree. So how come we expect our dear, precious children to go through this heart-wrenching  process of cutting their hair against their will? 

Our children, (our boys in this case) should be allowed to grow their hair without hindrance. As girls have rules to abide to when it comes to keeping hair tidy, boys will also have to adhere to those same rules. 

 A boy's hair length has no advantage nor any disadvantage when it comes to their education and for that reason, this rule should be abolished. We do not want to raise our children to discriminate against each other for whatever reason, so let's not do the same to our boys.

 

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