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Get A Haircut, Kid? Forget About It

Teachers union resolves to oppose 'hair discrimination'

The country’s largest teachers union is taking a stand against “hair discrimination.”

The National Education Association resolved at its recent annual conference to educate its members about the negative impact of excluding students from school activities due to their natural hairstyles. The resolution aims to halt students’ natural hairstyles from “being modified by any school officials, school staff, referees or any other individuals in a public school or higher education environment.”

“The practice of hair discrimination impacts students’ well-being, self-image, and social interactions,” the NEA resolution stated. “We should support and respect all people regardless of their differences.”