My son attends a Clovis Unified School District school. I was aghast when I read that the dress code allows girls to wear hair, jewelry and clothing that boys cannot. Good grooming has nothing to do with chromosomes; boys are fully as capable of appearing at school with clean, neat, long hair as girls are.
Trustee Ginny Hovsepian was quoted in your article (“Clovis Unified decides to fight over dress code,” Jan. 29) as saying, “Just because it’s a law doesn’t mean we have to put up with it.” Actually, laws are exactly what the district is required to put up with.
A parent said she is tired of her “values” being trampled on. But what about my values? I teach my son that we are all equal under the law, and that I will fight for his right to equal treatment at school.
The American Civil Liberties Union is not going to go away just because people are uncomfortable with the idea of a boy in a dress. Stop wasting time and money arguing a futile cause. Stand on the right side of history, and support a dress code that applies to all children.
Katherine Kelm, Fresno