Dear Mesquite ISD, Part
This was a
(well, email via web form on their site) sent to the most backassward
district I know of in Texas about their attempts to ostracize a boy
with long hair.
Because apparently this is the biggest threat to learning.
To Whom It May Concern,
I keep reading about this:
(Great. National attention. Thanks for making us a national
...and I can only assume that your district is caught in some sort of
time vortex that has you collectively trapped in the 1950s.
In the hopes you will no longer handicap your students with outdated
cultural mores, let me inform you of what has been happening since the
last time you revised your standards:
- We've put men on the moon and sent
robotic probes out to the other planets in our system.
- Rock and Roll was not created by the
devil. In fact, politicians on both sides routinely use rock
music as their campaign songs.
- Openly gay people are on tv all the
time, not just Broadway. (Fun fact: Rock Hudson was gay.
Yeah, I know!)
- The Soviet Union collapsed and much
of what it comprised are now a bunch of nearly third-world countries.
- We still haven't had WWIII, and
"duck and cover" was just wishful thinking in any case.
- The Middle East are the bad guys
now. They're trapped in the past too. See where that gets
- At least in part a result of the
above, people aren't satisfied getting anything under 30MPG
anymore. (My car gets 50.)
- Everyone (black people too!) can
vote now. We even elected a black man with a funny name president.
- And believe it or not, no one gives
a flying fuck about how long someone's hair is.
Please update your curriculum and policies so that your students will
be able to function in the outside world when they leave the
hermetically sealed bubble of your district. You're welcome.
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