As the new school year begins, one issue that schools and students will be dealing with are student dress codes.
Here are some thoughtful resources that administrators and teachers might find helpful (you might also be interested in The Best (Or, At Least, The Most Interesting) Posts On Teacher Attire):
The Myth of the Disrupted Classroom is by Tom Rademacher.
5 Things Public Schools Can and Can’t Do When It Comes to Dress Codes is from The ACLU.
Short shorts, spaghetti straps, halter tops no longer no-nos at San Jose Unified is from The San Jose Mercury News.
All Schools Should Look At This Dress Code That Finally Gets It Right is from Scary Mommy.
Debate: Are School Dress Codes Sexist? is from Scholastic.
Do school dress codes end up body-shaming girls? is from CNN.
If you are curious how to do dress code right, check out this one from Evanston Township HS.https://t.co/cZg81gJKEV
— xian f’znger barrett (@xianb8) August 26, 2017
Black girls are disciplined more harshly in school. Dress codes play a big role. is from Vox.
Dress codes can’t cover for bad teaching is by Andre Perry.
Dress Codes Are One More Way to Police Students’ Bodies is from Racked.
When School Dress Codes Discriminate is from NEA Today.
Alameda schools’ new dress code: Tube tops are in, shaming girls is out is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
Loc’d Out: How Thoughtless Dress Codes Can Harm Students From Day One is from Teaching Tolerance.
Do School Dress Codes Discriminate Against Girls? is from Ed Week.
Students are waging war on sexist and racist school dress codes — and they’re winning is from Vox.
‘If They’re Learning, I Don’t Care What They’re Wearing’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.
Can Dress Codes Exclude People? is from Facing History.
Black girls say D.C. school dress codes unfairly target them. Now they’re speaking up. is from The Washington Post.
School dress and grooming codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs is by Andre Perry.
School dress codes serve to enforce “a proper femininity, a proper masculinity, a proper class performance, which always equates to being middle class or upper class, and a proper sexuality, which always equates to to being heterosexual.” @Prof_Pom https://t.co/xEjWlzDO48
— Nadra Nittle (@NadraKareem) January 12, 2022
Districts Need Guidance on Designing Dress Codes That Are Fair to All. It Might Be On the Way is from Ed Week.