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Teaching Loc'd Out: How thoughtless dress codes can harm students from day one

Loc'd Out: How thoughtless dress codes can harm students from day one

On the first day of school, students' emotions are already running high. And seasoned educators know to what to expect: nervousness about new classes and new friends, reluctance to let go of summertime ease and anticipation for the year to come.\n\nThere's no need to add disappointment and rejection to the list. But that’s exactly what happened this Monday in Florida when a father brought his 6-year-old son for his first day at a private, Christian school.

Coshandra Dillard
Teaching Tolerance Project

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do dress codes reflect 'negative attitudes about black hair'?
STANDARDS:
RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.6 - Author's Purpose

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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