Earlier this year we reported on an Ohio school that was forced to change its student dress code after the public became aware that the school made hairstyles such as afros, mohawks, and dreadlocks violations of school policy. As a result of public outcry, the school apologized and changed its rules. Recently, a father decided to send his child to a different school after the school sent her home for having a hairstyle they didn’t find “presentable”:
Deborah Brown Community School is one student short for the remainder of the school year.
Terrance Parker said the school hassled him and didn’t leave him a choice. Parker said he yanked his 7-year-old daughter, Tiana, out of classes because of a disagreement that left her in tears.
Parker, who’s a barber, said school officials at Deborah Brown told him Tiana’s hair didn’t look presentable.
“She’s always presentable. I take pride in my kids looking nice,” said Parker.
The charter school has its own set of rules. While no one at the school agreed to speak with us on camera, administrator, Millard Jones told FOX23 that Terrance Parker was fully aware what was expected. However, for his young daughter, it just hurts.
“They didn’t like my dreads,” said Tiana.
FOX23 reviewed the school’s dress code. It states, “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.”
The school feels that could distract from the respectful and serious atmosphere it strives for.
Read more at Fox 23.
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