175. Green Hair, Don't Care

Tina was very involved in her daughter's education. made sure her daughter did her homework. She volunteered at her school. She especially liked to parents who did not speak English. Tina often translate at parent-teacher conferences and meetings. She also some of the papers that the school sent . Tina was a member of the parent-teacher association. went to every meeting and open forum. Tina so active in her daughter's school that she elected to be vice-president of the parent-teacher association.

principal of the school did not like Tina . She felt Tina was too involved. She didn't how Tina insisted that there be translation at meeting, and that every paper that went home in different languages. The principal felt Tina was more work for her and her staff. She Tina was a troublemaker.

The way Tina looked 't help her. She had many tattoos, and often her hair in non-traditional colors like pink and . One evening, after Tina's daughter received an award her good grades, Tina went up to greet principal. The principal responded coldly: "Congratulations." The principal offered some advice to Tina's daughter. "When you up, don't become like your mother," the principal the young girl. The little girl was confused. was furious. How dare the principal speak to that way? Tina may not have looked like the other parents, but what she looked like 't matter. Tina's daughter hugged her mother. "I don't that you have green hair, mommy," she said, " care that you care about me and my ."