To the editor: I can remember my own silly "Flashdance"-inspired outfits in high school consisting of rolled-up pink sweatpants, ripped T-shirts and red high heels. I get it — before I became a bloated, gray-haired mid-lifer, I too was "expressing myself." ("Red spaghetti straps kept a girl out of school and now there's a review of L.A.'s dress codes," Feb. 22)
However, this is public school we're talking about, not fashion camp. As a mom of a bunch of kids, I would like to see less focus during the academic day on clothes, make-up, hair and phones and more on learning and socializing with peers in a safe and stimulating environment.
The argument between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a student who was removed from class for wearing an outfit deemed too revealing is a total waste of time. Maybe all students should wear some kind of uniform.
After school is dismissed, go home and change into whatever clothing pleases you. Even superheroes change outfits.
Susan Campbell, South Pasadena