There’s a major new school dress code going into effect this fall, but you’ll be shocked at who has to follow it.
Nope, it’s not a bunch more rules on what YOU can and can’t wear, it’s a school dress code for your teachers!
According to USA Today, school districts across the country are telling teachers they can’t wear things like pajama pants, cut-off shorts, tops with skinny straps, and flip flops on the job.
Personally, I think this is a super good thing. Kids go to school to learn, and if the teacher, the person who’s supposed to be a role model–the person kids are supposed to respect and look up to–dresses even sloppier than the students, there’s a huge problem. It’s just teaching kids that it’s okay to wear whatever you want in the professional world. And um, SHOCKER! It’s not.
The thing about these new school dress codes that I’m not into? Some school districts are also asking teachers to cover up tattoos and remove unconventional piercings while on campus. That’s a step a step too far in my book. We’re way past thinking only thugs have tattoos, and unless your tattoo is somewhere a bit risque–like around your belly button or something–I see no reason why teachers should have to cover them up.
What do you think about having a school dress code for teachers? Does your school have a dress code? How do your teachers dress? Tell me in the comments!