Culturally insensitive policies that force students to hide their identities defy the mission of establishing an inclusive learning environment.
A video of a boy turned away at the schoolhouse door because of his hair went viral. But this isn't an isolated case. These resources explain the bias behind certain hair and dress code policies, and hopefully inspire you to see this new school year as an opportunity to stand up for your students' right to be themselves—inside and out.
We need to bifurcate the message that students’ intelligence and appearances are related.
Are your school’s dress and behavior policies doing more harm than good?