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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