In far East Texas, near the Louisiana line, a feisty grandmother is fighting the Tatum ISD school board after being given some eyebrow-raising instructions regarding her 4-year old grandson’s hair … specifically, grandmother Randi Woodley was told that she would have to “cut his shoulder length hair” … or (are you ready) … “have him wear a dress!”
According to KETK-TV, the controversy started in August when she and little Michael went to school went to school to meet his teacher.
But, the absurd request didn’t stop there. She told ABC 13-Houston:
[VIDEO] “The superintendent then gave me three options. He told me that I could either cut it, braid it and pin it up, or put my grandson in a dress and send him to school, and when prompted, my grandson must say he’s a girl.”
She believes her grandson is being discriminated against and believes the real problem is the district’s dress code.
The code specifically states:
“No ponytails, ducktails, rat-tails, male buns, or puffballs are allowed on male students,” and that hair for a male “shouldn’t extend past the top of a t-shirt collar.”
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) September 14, 2019