Do you support revising TDSB Policy P042 (Appropriate Dress) so that it aligns with equity and human rights, and so that it incorporates greater opportunity for student voice in dress code development, review, and revision?
Unequivocally YES!! Students should always have a voice in their education environment. The current climate, with the revocation of the sexual education curriculum, spells more misery for gender non-conforming students who, along with female-presenting and students of colour, have been disproportionately targeted by regressive dress codes in our schools.
I believe that we can build truly inclusive and equitable schools by involving students and parents to work with teachers to develop a fair school-based dress code. Our students deserve to be treated with dignity, equity and respect!!!