Thursday, June 7, 2018

Worcester dress code

As I noted in the agenda preview, among the items on tonight's Worcester School Committee agenda is the district dress code, which currently says this:

The T&G discusssed this earlier in the week, noting the sexism not only in the policy itself, but also in its execution. Do note Superintendent Binienda's comment in this coverage from Boston:
Worcester Public Schools Superintendent Maureen Binienda said, "we have to follow policies of the school committee until they’re changed.”
Binienda says it's up to committee members to change the policy but adds that "you can’t have those little shorts that, ya know, just go down right below your underwear."
And that's how you get dress codes that are harder on girls than on boys.

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