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Only in America: Skimping on spirit

A school district decides that its own cheerleading uniforms violate its dress code — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Schools in Pinellas County, Fla., are banning their own cheerleading uniforms from the classroom, claiming that the sleeveless tops and short skirts violate the dress code. Parents are blasting the district for hypocrisy. "Why can they wear them in front of thousands of people at a football field if they can't wear it on game day at school?" asked one parent of the district-issued uniforms.