Gov school bans skinny jeans, home school doesn’t

An ultra-conservative, Texas government “school” does not allow the latest denim craze: skinny jeans. Administrators at a Kimbrough Middle School in Mesquite gave Seth Chamlee a choice: change into some pants provided by the school or go home. He went home and he’s going to stay there. His mom said, ““We’re going to home schooling. […]

Student in skirt challenges dress code

Edward Shinkle, a student in Charlotte County, Virginia, recently challenged his high school’s gender-based dress code by wearing his mother’s skirt. The principal and assistant principal immediately forced him to go home and return with traditional male attire. Now Shinkle is fighting back by circulating a petition seeking support for him to wear a skirt […]

Heather Wells fights her school dress code Additional protest organizers: Ada Thompson, Rachael Gaff, Mollie Pease, Josh Reynolds and Emily Bedwell Columbia City, IN

Last Friday, Heather Wells and her peers protested their school’s oppressive dress code, which bans tank tops and body piercing. Heather told us that they got, “enormous support with the other people in our school helping out and wearing tank tops, but the administration wasn’t as helpful, to put it mildly.”

Dress codes versus the Constitution

The Littleton massacre may prompt your school administrators to ban trenchcoats, black clothing, and dark makeup. However, there is a1969 Supreme Court ruling that protects your right to express yourself with clothing. You also have additional Constitutional rights that provide protection from intolerant administrators.