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News U Can Use: “Modesty Ponchos and the School Dance?”
"High schools still haven’t figured out an appropriate way to encourage students to dress appropriately. The latest example involves a “modesty poncho,” threatened to be passed out at prom at a Catholic high school in Dearborn, Michigan.
The bright pink garment was displayed at the high school, according to reports by Fox 2 Detroit, along with a note that read, “If your dress does not meet our formal dance dress requirements — no problem! We’ve got you covered — literally. This is our Modesty Poncho, which you’ll be given at the door. :)”
Following the (predictable) backlash, on Tuesday the school sent a letter to parents notifying them that the ponchos would not be passed out at prom and that “it was on display to proactively remind students of our dress code policies and eliminate any confusion prior to this special event.”
We’ve seen this before: High school fumbles an attempt to enforce its dress code; the story becomes national news...”