Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunglasses banned from campus.

My son is off to school for the first time. We are sending him to a charter school. That means a strict dress code. For the most part this is good exept for one clause. Sunglasses are banned from campus.

I can see what the administrators are trying to do: creat equity. However, they are missing a health issue by banning sunwear from campus. About 80% of a person's lifetime of exposure to the sun occurs in childhood. Ultraviolet exposure increases risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

A better choice would be to Protect the student's health by allowing even mandating sunglasses for the students.
There are plenty of kids sunglasses to chose from.

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