Wednesday, July 16, 2008

School tells Native American boy to cut his long hair

The Houston Chronicle reports that Needville ISD won't allow waist-length hair for boys.
Michelle Betenbaugh says her 5-year-old son, Adriel Arocha, wears his hair long because of religious beliefs tied to his Native American heritage.

But the leaders of the Needville school district have strict rules about long hair on boys and don't see any reason to make an exception in his case.
This appears to restrict the boy's freedom of religion. Violating constitutional amendment # 1 is a big no no in public schools.

I'm not taking Pascal's Wager but this boy and his parents have every right to do so.

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