Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5642 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3093 times:
Sorry, Airbus A346, but basically a furore has erupted over the decision of the principal of Tullamore College, Co Offaly, to exclude three students from the exam hall because of their blade-one cut.
Two students agreed to transfer to another school six miles away, but Enda Carroll (in pic) has refused, saying he is planning to stay at home for the rest of the exams and repeat the Junior Cert elsewhere next year.
Tullamore school principal is opening a special examination centre in Tullamore to cater for the students, but Enda has refused saying he wants to take the exams in his own school. His mother supports him fully and doesn't want him to be "treated like a leper".
EWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2866 times:
Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 8): I've been told to have my hair cut a few times and it's only just been over my ears. It isn't rare to see people excluded for having too long or too short hair! It's pathetic!
.. Yet teachers are allowed to have tatoo's and alsorts these days.
Nancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2732 times:
Does that particular hair cut mean something? In Rochester it doesn't mean anything to have short hair. Very few kids go to skin , but if they do it doesn't mean their skinheads or anything. It usually means they're swimmers. I'm just wondering why the school would have a problem with that particular haircut.
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
My school seems to have a few screws loose too... it allows male students to wear hair as long as they want, but does not allow blade 1 or 2 haircuts because they look "thuggish". So, its OK to look like a hippie but don't wear your hair short?
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
Would someone from Ireland or the UK please tell me what's wrong with his hair? Is there some offensive pattern shaved into the back of his head that we're not seeing? His hair looks like that of 75% of the kids here.
: Seemingly the school has a policy of no "blade-one" haircuts. It seems all the more incredible that the cut is actually neat and clean. I could under
: What in the world in a "blade-one" haircut? Harry
: I thought Long hair was a problem at Boys schools. regds MEL
: When the barber uses a No 1 blade (the lowest is zero), so it's the second shortest cut you can get. Clearly the kid only has this on the back and si
: Our school had a strict policy on hair cuts, although we were allowed to use gel. It couldnt be a number 2 i believe or under that all over, or dyed w
: Well, then if the school had a rule against it, and the kid was warned, then I don't have a problem with it, it's his fault. Harry
: Hopefully this debate will prompt schools to dump pedantic rules which don't have any bearing on a child's education. This case was plastered all ove