In the newest episode of the VOXCast Aryana, Chasity, Kenneth, Khalil and Mack debate over Atlanta high school dress codes and the impact of DeKalb County’s Digital Dreamers initiative.
Administrators asked, “How could your parents let you out of the house like that?” Leggings aren’t the problem. Talking to high school students in that manner and threatening not to let them go to class is what is truly distracting.
While it seem like an easy solution to the problem, my school’s new skort rule is actually a Band-Aid for a much larger issue: consent. I believe that while administration had the students’ best interests at heart, they missed the mark on identifying the deeper issue.