My son had a subsititute teacher in his school 2 days ago, they had a hard time finding a sub so I think someone first from the office was there and then this sub came in. My son's regular teacher is the best, she has the whole class as one unit-they stick together and respect each other and it is wonderful. So this sub comes in and to say she insulted (would be too kind) the girl who sits near him. She is Muslim and wears a headscarf and covers her body with maybe a bit looser clothing than most girls. She wears beautiful earrings and is pretty. So this sub asks her "are you a boy or girl". The girl starts crying. The aid tries to comfort her. My son comes home very upset and could not understand why this happened. I was shocked. I could not believe someone could say that to a child and really hope some action is taken against this sub. teacher in some way. At least the kids in the class stood up for the girl and made her feel better but it really makes one think people like this still have the opportunity to teach our children. Also a question for anyone who wears a headscarf (not related to above). My friend has cancer and with chemo she looses her hair and she works at a upscale dept. store. Her boss called her into personnel office a few months ago and she and the human resources woman told her they didn't like her wearing scarves on her head. They were beautiful, I gave her over 50 of them. Her boss also used to tell her she looked like a babushka lady...... So the question I ask if she started wearing a headscarf (even though it is not for her religious beliefs) but work can't stop her because she can say it is would this be a insult to people of your faith? She does not want to ask any of her clients who wear scarves because most people do not know she has cancer. She just wanted me to post this question since she would never want to upset someone. She says some of her clients have beautiful headscarfs and she would feel comfortable wearing them since it would keep both her head and neck warm.