ERIC Number: EJ285262
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
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Before You Bring Back School Dress Codes, Recognize that the Courts Frown upon Attempts to "Restrict" Students' Rights.
Sparks, Richard K.
American School Board Journal, v170 n7 p24-25 Jul 1983
Courts will support school boards' dress codes if based on needs rather than opinions. Courts have affirmed that minors have constitutional rights. Hair length, clothing style, and beards may be protected by students' right to freedom of expression. Codes must be carefully written and consistent with schools' legitimate goals. (PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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