Self expression is encouraged, yet it is also condemned. Places that come to my mind that meet this criteria are Catholic High Schools. I myself have attended a Catholic High School and have faced such unfair judgement based on nothing more than my physical appearance; particularly my hair. I was and always have been an intelligent and respectful student. Therefore, I did absolutely nothing to deserve such improper treatment. I believe that punishing the student smuggling drugs or weapons into the school is much more beneficial than punishing the student who decides to style their hair in a unique manner. Wearing a uniform is one thing, but telling us how to brush our teeth is another.