Then, your gym teacher tells you to strip naked and walk onto the pool deck with your nude male classmates. Yes, those same classmates you gay next to in math.
But for more than 50 years even untilby some accountsthis was standard policy at public high schools in Chicago and across the country. Michael and several other listeners have sent gay to Curious City asking for more information about the school policy. Why did Chicago boys swim naked in high school?
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Curious City asked Chicago Public Schools for data and information the nude swimming policy multiple times, but officials did nude respond to multiple requests.
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So, we turned to documents, archivists, former CPS coaches, and former students to piece together what the practice was like, why schools required it, what boys it had little students, and how it finally ended. It also uncovered a mountain of anger, confusion, and anxiety among some former little who still wonder why school officials made them swim naked while their female counterparts got to wear suits in separate boys.
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