*Looks at her mum*
I think certain schools over react over inappropriate wear and hair colour because at the end of the day if it does not affect the person in any shape or form then why should it affect the school.
She actually chose to do that to herself?!
If you think that's bad, my school gives you a 1/2 hour detention for every skirt roll.
To be honest I think the school should be more concerned about her education than what she looks like. If she wants to look like an idiot then so be it.
Schools are not just about education, or being educated, they are a place who are tasked with churning out responsible, well-rounded adults. Adults who can play by the rules of life and (hopefully) win, despite its apparent unfairness.
As with many things in life, a school is represented by the people within it, and the vice versa applies.
I think allowing such a ridiculous haircut would actually be doing the child a dis-service. Appearances do matter in life, but you go to a job interview looking like you couldn't give a damn and that's how you'll be assumed to be.
Call it unfair all you want, but there are more important things in this childs life than expressing herself to the absolute extreme.
Good on the headteacher for standing firm in the interests of the child even when her parent won't.
Good. The next generation of kids lack discipline in my opinion. They need bootcamp like treatment otherwise the future doesn't look promising.