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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Salty, Sep 16, 2014.
A New York school is tightening up its dress code
I would have an issue with a couple of those and SO not have an issue with some others.
Leggings under a sweater dress or long shirt (think 80s) is cute and well covered - and something my daughters have worn to teach and work in an office and never had an issue.
Hoodies - turn on the heat and the kids won't need hoodies. In the dead of winter, let me tell you, hoodies are the BOMB!!
Sweats - I don't mind these as long as they are clean.
But I agree with the tank tops (unless they are an under layer) and the short shorts. I dropped off my son for his orientation a few weeks ago at the high school - he's starting school for the first time ever now in 9th grade (homeschooled before this) and the girls were having a contest to see how much rear can hang out of their shorts. Seriously - that's what it looked like. I have more crude comments but I won't say them here. But it is awful!! I'd be thrilled if they had a fingertip rule at our school but there is nothing like that.
with today's generations' mindset, the PC plague, and 'mine,my, me,I' entitlement philosophies, I wish them the best.
i hope he doesn't cave. It's refreshing to see a principal concerned with modesty and how the lack of it can disrupt the learning process.
Naturally you're gonna have that group of parents who think letting their daughters go out the door looking like hookers and their sons looking like the unabomber who can't afford a belt is appropriate, but just ignore them. Let em sue.
Once again we agree.
School Board Fires Hemline Hardnose
Superintendent Fired Following Dress Code Controversy
Now if the Super had been a man - I would see parents being upset - but this super was a female.
She wanted the kids to Dress For Success. I agree with her 100%
typical of today's generation of losers. only surprise is that this is Oklahoma.
Irregardless of what the kids were wearing, referring to them as skanks is inappropriate for either a male or female principal. The principal should act like a professional and deal with it like a professional.
I agree. You don't have to disparage the kids. The way they are dressing can be used as a teaching moment. Educators, unfortunately have to play the role that parents aren't.
But rather than calling them names, explain to them what the impression of people will be when they see someone dressed a certain way. Explain to them how far first impressions go when people see how they look.
And I think there is a difference between kids dressing differently (Emo, Goth, etc) than there is with this dressing provocatively stuff.
No joke and the having them bend over thing is eyebrow raising regardless of whether or not it is a male or female principal. That would have me phoning the school.
Hmmm....I wonder what a unabomber looks like.
Controversy after calf-baring coeds catch eye of BYU-Idaho president:
I am not sure I really agree with "Dress for success." What is "Dress for success"? You are only successful if you work in an office? I turn a wrench, fix things, make things, and build things for a living. I make a whole lot more money than the vast majority of office jobs in this area pay. I guess I am not a success because I wear baggy mechanics pants and mechanics shirt. I think a lot of times people should think before they speak. I have a college education and could work in an office if I chose. I have been there, done that, and hated it. I have also worked in Law enforcement. Machine work is what I love. Why in the world would I want to work in an office when I can play with big yellow, red, blue and green machines?
One of the best Mechanics I know is pierced like a pin cushion and pained like a mural. Makes an utter fortune and is a good Christian as well.
Like a Unabomber, of course.
Ha, surely one could scream about violating my " right" to self expression or some other insane legal wrinkle.
Once again we have allegations that the "defendant" is denying, yet people take it as gospel. My guess (and only a guess) is that she made a statement about how immodest dress makes girls look like skanks, and told them that they could tell if they bent over that their attire was too short.
I am a fan of dress codes in public schools. Keep it simple: khakis, polos, and sneakers. It isn't breaching a student's freedom of speech to make it so.
Too many times the educational process is corrupted by fashion contests. While dress codes aren't the silver bullet for all the woes in public education, it can sure help.