1998 March 15

Groups Oppose Public School Uniforms


Parents, students and civil libertarians demonstrated in front of Stuyvesant High School on this day to protest a New York City School Board proposal that elementary school students be required to wear uniforms. Marie Gangemi, parent of a six-year-old child, said the proposal infringed on her rights as a parent. Others charged that the schools had more pressing problems, including overcrowding, a lack of adequate books and supplies, and gang violence.

Learn more about students’ rights: John W. Johnson, The Struggle for Student Rights: Tinker v. Des Moines and the 1960s (1997)

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Learn more about students’ rights: https://www.aclu.org/free-speech/student-speech

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