The Progressive Pulse – . . . A federal court ruled Thursday that the uniform policy of a K-8 charter school in Leland violates the U.S. Constitution by forcing female students to wear skirts.
Charter Day School’s uniform policy requiring skirts, knee-length or longer, was challenged in U.S. District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina and the law firm of Ellis & Winters LLP on behalf of three Brunswick County students ages 5, 10 and 14.
“They are permitted to have a dress code,” said Chris Brook, legal director of ACLU, North Carolina. “They are not allowed to have a dress code that treats girls differently than boys.”