Dress code requires teachers to wear bras, underwear â€“ starting next year
Dress code requires teachers to wear bras, underwear â€“ starting next year Posted by EAGNEWS on Sep 5, 2013 in Culture, Education, Politics, Public Employee Unions Share5K Tweet25 2 Share1 Share5.1K LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â€“
All those teachers who take pride in their â€śfree swingingâ€ť ways can breathe a sigh of relief â€“ Little Rockâ€™s new â€śrestrictiveâ€ť dress code wonâ€™t go into effect until next school year.
The school district is the latest to formalize a staff dress code policy that bans the typical things: t-shirts with inappropriate slogans, mini-skirts and flip-flops. But an interesting requirement is taking a breather for a year: â€śfoundation garments.â€ť As in bras and underwear.
District superintendent Dexter Suggs co-authored a letter with teachers union president Cathy Koehler, laying out the new rules. But the Arkansas Times reported when Suggs imposed the new policy, â€ścomplaints aroseâ€ť and Suggs delayed implementation â€śto give staff time to adjust.â€ť
Teachers have to adjust to wearing â€śfoundation garmentsâ€ť to work? Just what kind of â€śfree spiritedâ€ť attitude do they have in Little Rock?
The newspaper reports many teachers werenâ€™t happy with Suggsâ€™ attempt to improve the school districtâ€™s â€śculture and environment.â€ť Koehler admitted there was little the union could do because it doesnâ€™t negotiate over the dress code. In response to members who said Koehler shouldnâ€™t have gone along with the changes, she remarked that it is best to be â€śat the table, not on the menu.â€ť
She added, â€śNo Dress Code could ever meet every personsâ€™ concerns or point-of-view. At best, one could hope to have something that did the least amount of harm to employees.â€ť
A dress code can bring â€śharmâ€ť to employees? Really?
Some of the new rules that apparently could bring â€śharmâ€ť to teachers include: No clothing with patches or slogans referring to alcohol, cigarettes, obscenities, sexual references and the like; no jeans, except on designated days; no casual T-shirts â€” faded, sheer, out of shape or inappropriately sized; no mini-skirts, halter tops, backless or sheer dresses; only â€śdress casualâ€ť shorts; no flip-flops; and no hats in buildings, except religious head coverings, the paper reported.
Remarkably, this isnâ€™t the first incident of union hand-wringing over wearing more professional attire in the classroom. A union attorney for Lewis County, West Virginia teachers claimed a proposed dress code policy was a violation of his membersâ€™ â€śstatutory and constitutional rightsâ€ť and threatened court action. That dress code didnâ€™t even mention â€śfoundation garments.â€ť
In New Hampshire, a school board proposed banning blue jeans, sneakers, slip-flops and tank tops. The superintendent told the board that teachers felt such a policy was â€śderogatory and condescending.â€ť
By Kyle Olson at EAGnews.org
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