What is the logic behind not allowing a child to attend school because of a hairstyle? Thats almost as stupid as the profanity law. Who cares what the childs hair looks like as long as they do what is expected of them? Instead of allowing a child in school because of their hairstyle, school officials would rather the child not learn and possibly fulfill a stereotype that prevents them from from acheiving a better life and possibly contributing great things to society. This attitude explains some of the backwardness of Trinidad. One can urinate in the Streets during part of the year and dance suggestively and half naked in a jungle outfit or whatever, but a child can't attend school because of a hairstyle. Trinidad& Tobago will always be third world and stuck in the past if it can't stop immitating the foolish class and "proper" code of the British Nobility and class system.
You can say what you want about the "Americans", but at least they were smart enough to let people come to school anyway they could because they knew that it is the childs choice to achieve and that that choice is not bsed on hairstyle. At least they know that no matter what perceived class you represent, you are better off in school and cheaper to moniter than if you were not. When will Trinidad get it right? No country is perfect, but some are just backwards with no reasoning to back ideas for stopping people from acheiving.