As the 2013 fall semester begins, at least one school district is insisting that t-shirts with inappropriate slogans, mini-skirts and flip-flops be banned from the classroom. Next year bras and underwear will be required under the new dress code.
As expected many teachers weren’t happy about having to dress appropriately as the school district attempts to improve its culture and environment.
All this is taking place in Little Rock, Arkansas inspite of the teachers union complaints. It appears that there isn’t much they can do about it because it does not have the power to negotiate dress codes.
According to EAGnews.org some of the new rules that the teachers union is complaining about in the new dress code include:
- No clothing with patches or slogans referring to alcohol, cigarettes, obscenities, sexual reference, and no jeans except on designated days, no casual T-shirts, no mini-skirts, halter tops, backless or sheer dresses, only dress casual shorts, no flip-flops and no hats in building except religious head coverings.
Is setting standards for an appropriate dress code part of the recognition by school districts that parents are deserting the public schools for charter schools and homeschooling as a reaction to the lax educational environment provided for American students today?