Alameda Schools Try On More Permissive Dress Codes

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Alameda schools began the new school year this week with a much more lenient dress code. For the first time in the school's history, crop tops, short skirts, hoodies, and pajamas will all be acceptable attire. The new dress code was adopted over the summer after students advocated for changes pointing out that the former dress code disproportionately impacted and shamed girls. We examine the growing movement to make dress codes more equitable. What are your thoughts on lenient dress codes? What is the role of schools to ensure students dress appropriately?

Alameda Schools’ New Dress Code: Tube Tops Are in, Shaming Girls is Out (San Francisco Chronicle)


Jill Tucker, K-12 education reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Lisa Frack, former president, Oregon Chapter of the National Organization for Women; co-author of Oregon NOW's model dress code

Steven Fong, chief academic officer, Alameda Unified School District