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Anti-bullying statement: Teacher wears same outfit every day

New York teacher Faith Perry wears the same outfit to work every day since one of her students was mocked for wearing the same clothes two days in a row.

By StaffAssociated Press / May 7, 2013

Abigail Mock (l.) and Deanna DesRivieies try to untie themselves from a team building exercise during Girl Smarts, an anti-bullying program for elementary school, at Margaret Brent Elementary School in Stafford, Va., in April.

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Picking out clothes in the morning is easy for Faith Perry. She wears the same outfit every day to work as a statement against bullying.

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The 39-year-old teacher at Mohonasen (moh-HAHN'-uh-sehn) High School in Schenectady County was wearing a flowery blouse, black slacks and black sneakers last year when one of her poorer students was mocked for wearing the same pants two days in a row.

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She tells the Daily Gazette of Schenectady that the incident inspired her to wear the same outfit for the final four months of 2012. She resumed wearing the same clothes when classes resumed in January.

Perry says she washes the outfit regularly. She plans on getting a new outfit for the next school year and wear it every day to work.

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