James Madison High School principal Carlotta Outley Brown issued a parental dress code to parents who are enrolling and picking up their students in certain attire. According to a memo that went out to students,
“Parents, we do value you as a parent in your child’s education. You are your child’s first teacher. However, please know we have to have standards. Most of all, we must have high standards.”
Apparently the policy came two weeks after Joselyn Lewis showed up to the school wearing a headscarf and Marilyn Monroe t-shirt to enroll her child in the school and got turned away.
“She went on to say that she still couldn’t let me on the premises because I was not in dress code and I still didn’t understand what that meant,” Lewis told Houston KPRC.
Another parent said, “If I go into school, I’m going to go in presentable, but I have this on my head. I don’t see how this sets a bad example for a child.”
Here’s what social media had to say about it:
@ChristinaR_0813 I think we agree that though Joselyn Lewis' attire wasn't really appropriate for Admissions, ejecting her was a bit much. However, you & she both lose credibility when you mention pantsuits, designer clothes, & getting dolled up. None of that was at issue. Focus.— Dave M (@Jazz0la) April 23, 2019