Students Furious After Yoga Pants Are Banned at High School Because They Are ‘A Distraction for Boys’

Students Furious After Yoga Pants Are Banned at High School Because They Are ‘A Distraction for Boys’

Students of Cape Cod Technical High School are angry after the school administration banned wearing yoga pants in place of traditional pants, with nothing over top. The school defends their decision, saying that the framework of the school is “employability skills” which also means proper dress.

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From The Daily Mail:

Students at a Massachusetts high school are planning a protest against dress code changes which prohibit them from wearing yoga pants and similar clothing without wearing a skirt, dress or shorts over the top.

Cape Cod Technical High School wrote on its website: ‘Leggings, tights, yoga pants and any other extremely form fitting apparel are considered an accessory and must be worn with dress/skirt or shorts.’

Protest organizer student Emily Connolly, 16, told ABC News: ‘My friends and I didn’t agree with it at all.

‘[If] we want to just kind of go to school and sit there for eight hours in a T-shirt and leggings or yoga pants, then I feel like we should have that option.’

Students at a Massachusetts high school are planning a protest against dress code changes which prohibit them from wearing yoga pants and similar clothing without wearing a skirt, dress or shorts over the top.

Cape Cod Technical High School wrote on its website: ‘Leggings, tights, yoga pants and any other extremely form fitting apparel are considered an accessory and must be worn with dress/skirt or shorts.’

Protest organizer student Emily Connolly, 16, told ABC News: ‘My friends and I didn’t agree with it at all.

‘[If] we want to just kind of go to school and sit there for eight hours in a T-shirt and leggings or yoga pants, then I feel like we should have that option.’

A Facebook page for the protest reportedly calls for students to wear yoga pants the first day of the new school year.

Connolly told the Boston Globe September 2’s planned ‘First Day = Yoga Pants’ is meant to let administrators know they can’t ‘body shame’ students.

According to the newspaper, over 115 Facebook users have already indicated they are ‘attending’ on the social media website.

A Facebook page for the protest reportedly calls for students to wear yoga pants the first day of the new school year.

Connolly told the Boston Globe September 2’s planned ‘First Day = Yoga Pants’ is meant to let administrators know they can’t ‘body shame’ students.

According to the newspaper, over 115 Facebook users have already indicated they are ‘attending’ on the social media website.

In a statement issued to ABC News, school superintendent Robert P. Sanborn III said the policy offers ‘soft skills employers seek, include an awareness of appropriate dress for appropriate venues’.

He told the Boston Globe: ‘Part of our framework for our school is employability skills, and there’s proper dress for that.

‘We’re in the education business, and we need to educate our students the reason for this policy, as well as explaining the implementation.’

Sanborn told the newspaper: ‘When we institute policies such as this, we don’t take a heavy-handed approach.

‘It’s going to be a teachable moment… It’s going to take dialogue with our students.’

What do you think? Do students have the “right” to wear leggings and yoga pants to school, or should they just follow the dress code?

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