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School uniforms spark debate

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March

Parents on the Whoa, Momma! blog are divided over  the news that Clearwater High School has become the first Pinellas high school to approve a dress code that requires polo shirts and forbids concert tees, short skirts and jean shorts. Our colleague Dan Sullivan reports that other local high schools are also considering the change and are watching the effects at Clearwater High.

While some are saying it's about time, and a very cost effective way for those who cannot afford to keep up with the latest fashions to level the playing field, other parents called it window dressing. "My child wears death metal band shirts, skinny jeans, and has long hair with an unusual hair cut. My child is a straight A student," one commenter added. "My point is that changing your child's clothes does not correct your poor parenting."

[Last modified: Monday, March 19, 2012 1:40pm]

    

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