My older brother was a pupil at St Michaels on Nangreave Rd. In the early seventies, he was expelled because he wouldn't have his hair cut. The Stockport Express did a story about it.

The Stockport Express did a story about it. I would love to read it once more and maybe send it to my brother who's name was Anthony Quinn. I think the heading was something like. What has the length of someones hair got to do with getting an education. Hope you can help. Thanks
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The hair length vs. education.
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Education Law: An Essential Guide for Attorneys, Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Students,
by Lois A. Gerstein (Author), Ralph M. Gerstein (Author)

Chapter 7.3 page 289 forward:

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It's not that hair length has anything to do with education. It's the school and it's philosophy about adhering to standards set by the school for all students. Private schools in our town have rules for their students different than the public schools.

The handbook clearly states the rule on hair length.


Boy’s hair length may be to the collar. Any student out of uniform will receive a notice for each offense. Three notices will result in detention.  More than two detentions will result in a higher consequence determined by the principal.

There are a series of consequences far short of being expelled.


On page 289 section 7.3 I do not see mention of your relatives name. It refers to cases in Texas, Missouri and Massachusetts.

Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndCommented:
>Boy’s hair length may be to the collar

Our school had that rule.  Most of us boys had hair cut exactly to the collar so that it was short at the back and longer as it reached down below the chin at the front.

I searched for the article but had no hits.
Have you tried the newspaper offices directly? They usually keep old copies for reference,  probably all electronic now and easier to search. Or a local public library? They used to keep newspaper info but maybe not for that length of time.
Based on the handbook for that school and the series of penalties, your brother must have violated the rule at least 4-5 times to get expelled. The handbook tells the series of consequences.
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