North Carolina district considers skinny jeans ban. Students: No! No! No!

There’s no point in rehashing school dress codes. They don’t work and are largely focused on girls, holding them responsible to make sure boys aren’t distracted by a collar-bone or shoulder.

School dress codes waste everyone’s time and are inconsistently applied. No evidence suggests kids do better academically under stricter dress codes. (See my recent post on a crackdown gone wrong.)

With that said, I admire New Hanover County Schools in North Carolina for putting the question of banning skinny jeans — unless paired with a long top — to its students via Twitter. And I love the responses.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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wgh1948
wgh1948

Just another opportunity for school admin types to look foolish!  They just can't pass it up.

Ashley Blue
Ashley Blue

Can't find an thing better to do besides restrict skinny jeans

Angelika Otte
Angelika Otte

Some of the best school systems in the world have no dress code. They focus on the kids' education and emotional health and not on their clothes or appearance.

Michele Wendling Olson
Michele Wendling Olson

But if a boy wore a skirt and used the girls room it would be ok. Our country is OCD about the wrong stuff!!!

Debra Potts Waters
Debra Potts Waters

when I was in school, mini dresses and skirts were okay, but blue jeans would distract the boys. Such BS

James Beck
James Beck

I guess NC wants to be first in being last. Rolling the clock back decades at a time.

Another comment
Another comment

Are they going to check the tag of the jeans to see if they are labeled "skinny jeans " or not ?

Lee_CPA2
Lee_CPA2

What if a male who self-identifies as a transgender lesbian female claims it is his (er, her?, uh, its?) right to wear any clothes that he/she/it deems within his/her/its civil rights to do so?

Aw, the hell with it.  Let's just require all females to wear Hajibs and be done with it.


While we're on the subject of modern dress, saw a guy walking down the street the other day.  Had his butt hanging out but also was wearing something that looked like an old fashioned garter around his waist with clips attached to the pants to keep them from falling down to his ankles.


Sorta wish I could be around in 5000 years when the archaeologists start digging our butts out of the ground.  Figure they're going to have a field day with Michael Jackson.... 

Niobe
Niobe

There should be two Americas: one for you aging liberals who've never outgrown youthful rebellion; and one for the rest of us.

Failing that, there should be tuition vouchers.