Until recently, the general public and the legal profession have had little concern about the civil rights of the individual student in our public educational system. The student has been forced to fight his own battle against school regulations and penalties and the procedures by which these regulations have been enforced. The result often has been the loss of some of his personal freedoms.The right of the public school system to establish dress and appearance regulations, and the right of the student to dress as he desires, have brought the conflict to the foreground.

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