Education officials say there is an investigation underway into allegations that a staff member at a Mount Pleasant elementary school cut the hair of a biracial child without consulting the child’s parents. But, as Brett Dahlberg reports, they’re not saying much more than that.
The regularly scheduled meeting of Mount Pleasant Public Schools on Monday was dominated by discussion of allegations that an elementary school staff member cut the hair of a biracial student without consulting or notifying the student’s parents.
A mid-Michigan family say they want the staff member who cut their daughter's hair suspended, and for the school to do more to identify and fight racial bias in education. This is your WCMU news roundup for April 19.
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