Thursday, May 17, 2007

After nine months in school, our principal has decided to enforce the dress code that has been ignored for the entire year. Up untill this year, the dress code has said that girls cannot wear shirts with straps less than two finger width, and no spaghetti straps are allowed. This year, apparently without any discussion with the school board, teachers, parents, or students, the principal decided to change the dress code. It now says no tanktop type shirts are allowed at all. No one knew about this change, and it has not been enforced. With rising temperatures, many of the girls are beginning to wear these types of shirts, and they have been making them either go home and change, put on a school provided t-shirt, or be suspended for the day. Needless to say, this has been met with some resistance. In one of my classes, the girls asked what they could do about it. I told them that they could start a petition, getting enough signatures-including signatures of parents- and they could possibly change the rule back to what it was before. They took it a step further, and organized a protest where as many girls as were willing, came to school today wearing tank tops. I told them this makes there cause look rebelious, not sincere. I guess we will have to see how this turns out. I agree with their right to try to change this rule, even though I don't necesarily agree with what they want. If nothing else it will be interesting to see the results.

Take care. Stick.

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