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Measuring up - Short tempers over long skirts

Published:Wednesday | September 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM
TIVOLI GARDENS HIGH The uniforms of some students who were told they were not properly attired. Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer
SPANISH TOWN HIGH & JONATHAN GRANT HIGH photos by Jermaine Barnaby/photographer
JONATHAN GRANT HIGH photos by Jermaine Barnaby/photographer
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HIGH photos by Jermaine Barnaby/photographer
HOLY CHILDHOOD HIGH photos by Jermaine Barnaby/photographer
THE QUEEN's SCHOOL photos by Jermaine Barnaby/photographer
WOLMER's GIRLS' SCHOOL photos by Jermaine Barnaby/photographer
KINGSTON HIGH photos by Jermaine Barnaby/photographer
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Tempers are flaring as some schools are insisting that hemlines should be longer.

While it has always been an established policy of many local all-girl institutions, other schools merely required that the hemlines should be two to three inches below the knee. Today, some of those hemlines are brushing the ankles. And the parents are livid because their girls are being locked out of school, in at least one case because the hemline was an inch short of the stipulation of 11 inches below the knee for uniforms.

So the debate rages. Our editorial today on A8 discusses the commissars of skirt lengths for the second time in three days. The letter writers, too, are quite upset about the 'grannyfication' of the hemlines.

Here's what some of them look like.