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Schoolgirls tigger socks subject of lawsuit

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A Californian schoolgirl is suing her school over her right to wear TIgger socks:

Toni Kay Scott, 14, was sent to an in-school suspension program called Students With Attitude Problems last year for violating a dress code, according to a lawsuit against the Napa Valley Unified School District and Redwood Middle School.

She had donned socks with the Tigger character from the Winnie the Pooh cartoons on them, along with a denim skirt and a brown shirt with a pink border.

But the school’s policy requires students to wear clothes with solid colors in blue, white, green, yellow, khaki, gray, brown and black. Permitted fabrics are cotton twill, corduroy and chino. No denim is allowed.


The lawsuit, filed by Scott and the ACLU, alleges that the dress code is unconstitutionally vague and too restrictive.

Well, as we’re sure you’ll recall, the wonderful thing about Tigger socks is that Tigger socks are wonderful things.

  1. I initially embraced dress codes when my daughter’s middle school decided to have one. Me, I was thinking “Hey, dealing with getting dressed will be so much easier.” Not, “OM GANGZ!” or “This will help blur class lines.”

    The truth is, it doesn’t do any of those things, including making dressing easier. Let the kid wear the socks, I say. “No denim” is the invention of a principal gone quite mad.

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