How Much Can Public Schools Control What Students Wear?

November 14, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by The Conversation

The lack of freedom of expression makes school dress codes potentially harmful to LGBTQ students and students of color. In an article for The Conversation, Brian Boggs, U-M professor of education policy, explores students’ constitutional rights, such as their expressions through clothing. The faculty expert believes it’s important for students, parents, and school staff to know what the law says about how much control a school can have over the kinds of clothes a student may decide to wear.

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