British boy wears skirt to school in protest

LONDON: A 12-year-old British boy wore a knee-length skirt to school in protest against a school uniform policy banning boys from donning shorts during warm weather, according to a report Wednesday. Chris Whitehead also addressed more than 1,350 pupils at morning assembly wearing the black skirt, which boys are permitted to wear due to a [...] Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Rumman Haq - May 11, 2011 - 10:15 AM PDT
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Arthurline
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by Arthurline - May. 19, 2011

Something really needs to be done to change what going on rite now because discrimination against boys is getting out of hand. It is wrong for boys to have to fully cover up while girls are allowed to wear skirts in the summer. I am really proud that he the little boy stood up for what he believes was unfair.

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dmartin
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by dmartin - May. 20, 2011

This is a very good article to read. The author of the article had written just enough to grab the readers attention but not so much whereas h reader would get bored/tired of reading. I enjoy how the author went straight to the point, he didn't use excess information to make his article longer and used just enough to get his point across to the reader.

I thought that protesting was a brave move for the boys because they stood up for their rights and equal opportunities.

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Rumman Haq
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by Rumman Haq - May. 13, 2011

Someone needed to make a stand. It is discriminating against boys that they have to fully cover up while girls are allowed to wear skirts in the summer. I am proud that he stood up for what he believes in because you can't make a change unless you act upon it. I hope the school makes a change.

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Kayla Tr
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by Kayla Tr - Dec. 6, 2011

It is good journalism because it gives great detail and is very well written and i think it proves a point well. this is a good story

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kourtnee
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by kourtnee - May. 20, 2011

This is a positive example of good journalism because it clearly states what the cause is and what actions were done about it. I think it was a brave thing for the little boy to take that rick in wearing a skirt to school because it is n fact discriminatory for girls to have the privilege to wear skirts and boys can't wear shorts. That rule needs to be change or it will damage the school's reputation

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