News reports explain that Canada Goose jackets are under the ban at Woodchurch High School in the Northern England town of Birkenhead, due to fears that students who can’t afford such swank outerwear, will get... “poverty-shamed.”
In an interview with BBC News, the school’s head teacher, Comrade Rebekah Phillips explained the school’s reasoning:
“We are very concerned as a school about poverty-proofing our school environment and, as such, we met with groups of pupils and made the decision in consultation with them.”
In a helpful letter to parents, Rebekah notes: “Some young people put pressure on their parents to purchase expensive items of clothing –even if parents can’t afford it.”
Gee. Thanks Becky! How could those moms and dads at Woodchurch High School ever get by without your parental guidance!