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POLL: Should schools and teachers dictate how students should dress in class?

Karis Wilson was dismissed from Norkam Secondary over this outfit.
Image Credit: Facebook/Chris Wilson
February 26, 2021 - 12:43 PM

A Grade 12 student from Kamloops was told to change or go home earlier this week because of her outfit — a black dress with lace that she wore over a long-sleeve turtleneck. According to Karis Wilson and her father Chris, the dress made her female teacher and male student-teacher 'uncomfortable'. 

It sparked discussion online, with plenty of people agreeing with the teachers and some even calling for a return of school uniforms. But this goes beyond just what students wear. Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre called it "archaic and misogynistic dress code standards" and others have questioned why it's a woman's responsibility to change their clothes to make men more comfortable. 

Our poll question today is pretty simple — is student attire still the business of school personnel — but as always feel free to leave us your thoughts on larger issues in the comments below. 

 


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