The last day of school didn’t stop a mom from protesting.
I love to hear stories of a mom advocating for her children. Her resourcefulness and commitment is unmatched when it comes to redressing the wrongs against her children. A North Carolina mom proves that it’s never too late to stand up for your child.
Amy Redwine, a 43-year-old super mom, was looking forward to the excitement of her daughter’s high school graduation. A week before the big day and on the last day of school, Redwine was surprised to learn that her daughter was sent home for wearing a dress that violated the school dress code. What was supposed to be a celebratory moment became a moment filled with tears and confusion. Redwine’s daughter had worn the dress various times throughout the school year without incident. Why was the last day of school any different? Redwine tried on her daughter’s above-the-knee floral summer dress and realized that the 1/2-inch violation was preposterous.
It’s supposed to be one of her best days and she’s there crying. If I thought this dress was inappropriate, I would have never allowed her to wear [it], Redwine said.
In protest, Redwine wore the dress to the graduation ceremony and posted the picture to Facebook. Soon the photo went viral and forced the high school into the national spotlight. Redwine’s actions also raises the issue of gender biased standards in school dress codes. Female students must strike a fine balance between rules and self-expression.