[Masthead] Mostly Cloudy and Breezy ~ 66°F  
High: 71°F ~ Low: 45°F
Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Bobby Conway

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

(Photo)
When Judge John Lineberger dismissed the case against the Eureka Springs School District on Aug. 4 over not allowing student Bobby Conway to play basketball with long hair, he did so because the school agreed it would no longer violate Bobby's civil rights. The hair could stay. When, despite all the above, Bobby showed up for practice this year, only to be told by a new coach he would have to get a haircut, he and his parents stood their ground despite pressure to cave in -- and he played in the last two games. It took a teenager to force the school to adopt fair and legal treatment for all its students, and for that we salute him.



Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account on this site, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.

Related subjects