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 âfree swingingâ ways can breathe a sigh of relief â Little Rockâs new ârestrictiveâ dress code wonât 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: âfoundation garments.â 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, âcomplaints aroseâ and Suggs delayed implementation âto give staff time to adjust.â
Teachers have to adjust to wearing âfoundation garmentsâ to work? Just what kind of âfree spiritedâ attitude do they have in Little Rock?
The newspaper reports many teachers werenât happy with Suggsâ attempt to improve the school districtâs âculture and environment.â Koehler admitted there was little the union could do because it doesnât negotiate over the dress code. In response to members who said Koehler shouldnât have gone along with the changes, she remarked that it is best to be âat the table, not on the menu.â
She added, âNo 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
A dress code can bring âharmâ to employees? Really?
Some of the new rules that apparently could bring âharmâ 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 âdress casualâ shorts; no flip-flops; and no hats in buildings, except religious head coverings, the paper reported.
Remarkably, this isnât 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 âstatutory and constitutional rightsâ and threatened court action. That dress code didnât even mention âfoundation garments.â
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 âderogatory and condescending.â
By Kyle Olson at EAGnews.org
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