2 Cents: Unconstitutional Dress Code

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A North Carolina school dress code that bans pants for female students has been ruled unconstitutional.

Last week, a federal court struck down the dress policy for Charter Day Schools in Leland, finding that the rules violated the equal protection clause of the constitution.

The school’s uniform policy required that girls wear skirts, skorts or jumpers that are at least knee-length.

Girls faced discipline or even expulsion for policy violations.

A lawsuit was filed in 2016 by the parents of three children, along with the American Civil Liberties Union.

The school’s founder, Baker A. Mitchell, Jr. was the primary author of the uniform policy.

He says that he stands by his dress code because it promotes “traditional values”.

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