About 100 students at New York City’s top-performing public high school wore skin-bearing outfits yesterday in protest of the school’s dress code.The dress code was introduced in the fall and bans obscene t-shirts and showing your back or midriff. Shorts and skirts have to be longer than students’ fingertips when they extend their arms at the sides.
One ninth-grader, Lucy Greiner, told the New York Post she’s been sent to the office 10 times this year for various offenses:
“Sometimes, the teachers will call you out in the hallway, [but] I like what I wear. I want to have my own style in school,” she added. “A lot of the classrooms don’t have a/c’s and when it is 80 degrees outside and it is really hot, it’s perfectly OK to show a little skin.”
Students told NY1 that the dress code unfairly targeted women or people with “long limbs” because they couldn’t get away with baring as much flesh.
We noticed that while the dress code is more difficult for women to follow, a majority of the protesting students featured in NY1 were boys.
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