School Dress Codes Ruffle Feathers

Nov 15, 2017

Atlanta Public Schools may institute a dress code to ban clothing considered distracting by school officials. At Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, two fifth-grade girls said the language of the code unfairly targets them, and not boys. They both wore leggings, which would be against the proposed rules. 

Earlier this year, Rome High School adopted a similar dress code. More than 1,700 people signed an online petition to protest it. Chloe Tilton is an organizer of that petition, and she brings us this commentary.