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School Rules

January 22, 1985

Regarding George Ramos' article (Dec. 25), "Campus Styles Rekindle Debate on School Codes": My son was the valedictorian of his high school graduating class, and the Associated Student Body president. He graduated with honors from Yale University and Hastings College of the Law. Today my son is an intelligence officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

In 1974, my son was forced to retain the services of an attorney to resolve a controversy with a school district over the length of his hair.

My daughter was the valedictorian of her high school graduating class. She graduated with honors from Harvard University. Today my daughter is enjoying a very successful career in the investment banking business.

In 1976, my daughter was forced to take that same school district to court over a matter involving the violation of her constitutional rights.

The moral of this little story is that schools are not prisons, and they should not be operated as such. It might also be of value to mention here that school administrators are no less fallible than the rest of us.

NORM PLISCOU Holtville

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