They’re a time-honored tradition - but a school in Rhode Island has banned the event, and a lot of schools are following suit.
It all started when a single mom filed a complaint with the ACLU saying that, because her daughter didn’t have a father, she couldn’t attend the school’s father-daughter dance, and that was discrimination. Her lawyers argued that a public school system shouldn’t exclude any student from school activities and events based on gender. So, the school quickly banned all father-daughter and mother-son activities. They're now are hosting “family dances” to accommodate everyone.
So, do you think father-daughter dances discriminate against single mother families? Or does banning them ruin a time-honored tradition?