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Mon Jun 26, 2023, 12:44 PM Jun 2023

US Supreme Court turns away case on charter school's mandatory skirts for girls [View all]

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a North Carolina public charter school's defense of its blocked requirement that girls wear skirts - a student uniform policy that its founder explained is aimed at treating women like "fragile vessels."

Turning away an appeal by Charter Day School Inc, the justices left in place a lower court's decision that the dress code discriminated against students based on gender in violation the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment promise of equal protection under the law.

Charter schools in North Carolina are tuition-free, open to attendance by all, and receive state funding for each student. They are run by private, nonprofit corporations rather than a public school district.

At issue in the case was whether Charter Day School in the southeastern North Carolina town of Leland, which offers a "traditional-values-based education" to students from kindergarten to Grade 8, was subject to the Constitution's equal protection provision when it enforced the skirt policy.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-supreme-court-turns-away-134910848.html

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Alito's head must be exploding today. RandySF Jun 2023 #1
I'm shocked the court didn't defer to a misogynistic belief system. 50 Shades Of Blue Jun 2023 #2
+1 2naSalit Jun 2023 #6
Probably a SCOTUS version of Keeping Their Powder Dry DFW Jun 2023 #18
but... orleans Jun 2023 #19
I don't know why they'd care. It's not like they're up for election, NYC Liberal Jun 2023 #22
Maybe they're nervous about all the revelations wnylib Jun 2023 #31
That's possible. After all, FDR's plan to expand the court failed NYC Liberal Jun 2023 #34
unbelievable. Not that these idiots are doing them. But that no one put a stop to it. keopeli Jun 2023 #3
When there are complaints about low school grades LiberalFighter Jun 2023 #17
Their "grades" will be fine, but look for abysmal performance on SAT, ACT, etc. groundloop Jun 2023 #23
Good logical follow-through! Exactly correct! keopeli Jun 2023 #32
Excellent! n/t RKP5637 Jun 2023 #4
Yet tax dollars are flowing to the asshole who thinks women are "fragile vessels" and they RAB910 Jun 2023 #5
They think women are fragile vessels but should be punished more. raging moderate Jun 2023 #10
Explain to me again why Charters are replacing Public Schools? maxsolomon Jun 2023 #7
100% this. pandr32 Jun 2023 #9
Republican supermajority. They're ruining the state. nt okaawhatever Jun 2023 #27
not all. but too many. mopinko Jun 2023 #41
My daughters attended a public charter school and had to wear uniforms. iluvtennis Jun 2023 #8
Common to be school colors or similar . there is research supporting uniforms that are not gendered JT45242 Jun 2023 #11
Yes, the uniforms prevented clothes competition stuff and saved us parents LOTS of $$. iluvtennis Jun 2023 #25
Take it from someone who attended schools with ExWhoDoesntCare Jun 2023 #37
Wow 😮. n/t iluvtennis Jun 2023 #40
i wonder if boys would have been allowed to wear the jumpers, skorts, or skirts nt orleans Jun 2023 #20
The policy was mute on it, so if they wanted to, they could. And I could see iluvtennis Jun 2023 #26
We all know the republicans like those girls in little pleated skirts. Bev54 Jun 2023 #12
Well, humans in general are fragile vessels. James48 Jun 2023 #13
Charter schools. Part of the 'destroy public education system' in America Scalded Nun Jun 2023 #14
Fuck charter schools! Initech Jun 2023 #30
They should try to dictate mandatory uniforms to the home-schooled children FakeNoose Jun 2023 #15
THEY MISSED A CHANCE Jimvanhise Jun 2023 #16
This fragile vessel would like to meet that bunghole and kick his scrote up between his ears. n/t TygrBright Jun 2023 #21
I'll drink to that, I bet a lot of others would add to the consensus. 2live is 2fly Jun 2023 #29
And why would you send your children there? twodogsbarking Jun 2023 #24
Because the parents are racists ExWhoDoesntCare Jun 2023 #38
I remember reading one of the biographies about FDR's admin and a conservative SCOTUS overturned 2live is 2fly Jun 2023 #28
So they skirted the issue, eh? WestMichRad Jun 2023 #33
Anyone remember canetoad Jun 2023 #35
I thought it was South Carolina ExWhoDoesntCare Jun 2023 #39
I stopped going to gym all together in middle and I_UndergroundPanther Jun 2023 #36
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