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    Filed at 6:40 am under by dcobranchi

    An atheistic Philly parent is suing her local school district over the issue of school uniforms. Or, more precisely, she’s suing because parents can get a religiois exemption. She thinks that’s not “fair.” Prof. Volokh is quoted in the article.

    3 Responses to “FREEDOM OF NON-RELIGION?”

    Comment by
    August 26th, 2003
    at 9:23 am

    I posted the article, a link to you and a pithy comment. 🙂

    Comment by
    August 26th, 2003
    at 6:17 pm

    I agree with the loathing of school uniforms. When I drop my daughter off in the morning, the sea of white, gray, khaki, navy, black is downright depressing. Why, why, why, why cannot kids wear what they want (within reason)? Or why don’t they just put the kids in Mao jackets and be done with it?

    Comment by
    August 26th, 2003
    at 8:47 pm

    I would have welcomed school uniforms when I was in Jr High. The pressure to conform, wear the right brands etc was intense. I really hated it – but I wasn’t self confident enough at the time to fight it. I went with the flow the best I could within my parents willingness to spend money on school clothes. By the time I was into high school my wardrobe consited almost entirely of black heavy metal concert t-shirts, which made getting dressed in the morning that much easier 😉