September 5, 2013 | CUNY School of Law
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses school dress code policies in an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times.
“Dress codes may seek to foster an educational environment, but their very existence can divert attention from substantive learning by fetishizing the number of inches between the hem of a skirt and the top of a knee,” Prof. Robson writes.
Prof. Robson is an expert on constitutional law and sexuality issues and is the co-editor of the Constitutional Law Professors Blog. Her latest book is Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy From Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.