I have to admit…I agree with her.
Distanced learning is resuming in many areas soon, and one parent writes on ScaryMommmy.com that she doesn’t think her kids should have to adhere to their school dress codes when learning at home. Katie Cloyd writes that recently, the Springfield, Illinois school district decided that students who are distance-learning would have to follow the same dress code as they do in school, and that upon reading about this decision, she first thought she was reading a satire piece. She notes that distance learning is already a big challenge for parents, and that making sure kids adhere to a dress code is just one more thing to add to a very long list of things parents are trying to do at home, often when also trying to work from home. She notes that she’ll make sure her child is ready, fed, and groomed for distance learning, but that “if he’s in pajamas, he’s in pajamas. Like millions of other parents, I have one billion other things to do with my weekdays. […] I’ve been home with three bored kids for six long months, and the school year is not going to make anything easier. It’s only going to get harder. […] I can’t really find a valid reason to make them put on clothes when we are at home, and I choose my battles.” She also notes that it’s cruel to make teachers police what their students are wearing during such a difficult time.