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Dallas School District Planning on Banning Tucked-in Shirts, Students Look Healthier without Them

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Dallas School District Planning on Banning Tucked-in Shirts, Students Look Healthier without Them

 

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By Ashley Davis, Sun, May 12, 2013

A Dallas school district is considering disallowing tucked-in shirts as they believe wearing a shirt untucked can better hide an obese student's belly.

Currently, Dallas ISD has a tucked-in shirt requirement, but now they are considering the fact that it can highlight overweight children's physiques, drawing negative attention to their midsection.

Though they did not actually use the word "overweight" in their memo, they used language that suggests the ban is due to body types.

"For a middle-school student, it could be a self-esteem issue if they are made to tuck in their shirt because if they wear it loose, their healthiness might now show as much," Board President Lew Blackburn said.

The discussion also involved the banning of leggings, shirts that show mid-drifts, an earrings on boys.

"They should be banned," Bernadette Nutall said. "Boys should not be wearing earrings."

But freshman board member Dan Micciche said he didn't understand why they were spending so much time talking about the school's dress code.

"I can't believe that this is actually a board policy...I just think it's way too detailed," he said.

Sources: Inquisitr, Dallas Observer

by on May. 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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IhartU
by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

  My kids go to public school and they're required to have their uniform shirt tucked in. Nothing wrong with looking neat and tidy and if you feel your gut is too damn fat to have your shirt tucked in, then do something about it and loose some weight.

 Even though I grew up in the 80's and our public schools had no uniforms, eveyone at least looked presentable. Seems like once the 'grunge craze' hit, it's gone down hill from there and everyone thinks it's okay to look like a slob. Dress like a slob, feel like a slob. Dress like you care, and it shows. There have actually been studies done about how dress affects feelings and attitudes not only those who are wearing it, but those you come in contact with.

 

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on May. 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Dictatorship.

Chrln06
by on May. 13, 2013 at 11:22 AM
O_o
Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM
LOL!

It's a district wide dress code


Quoting LindaClement:

Dictatorship.

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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on May. 13, 2013 at 11:27 AM

That doesn't make it not a dictatorship.

Seriously, can't they think of something important to spend their efforts on? Child abuse prevention, or maybe kids actually learning to read before they're 26?

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

LOL!

It's a district wide dress code


Quoting LindaClement:

Dictatorship.


Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM
Oh I agree about the waste of time... Especially when it comes to the schools in Dallas!

Quoting LindaClement:

That doesn't make it not a dictatorship.

Seriously, can't they think of something important to spend their efforts on? Child abuse prevention, or maybe kids actually learning to read before they're 26?

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

LOL!



It's a district wide dress code




Quoting LindaClement:

Dictatorship.


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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

For goodness sakes.

If some one feels comfortable with their shirt tucked in, so be it.  If some one is more comfortable otherwise, so be it.

Banning either, or suggesting either, is just as much of a problem as the kids who are indeed over weight.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM


Quoting IhartU:

  My kids go to public school and they're required to have their uniform shirt tucked in. Nothing wrong with looking neat and tidy and if you feel your gut is too damn fat to have your shirt tucked in, then do something about it and loose some weight.

 Even though I grew up in the 80's and our public schools had no uniforms, eveyone at least looked presentable. Seems like once the 'grunge craze' hit, it's gone down hill from there and everyone thinks it's okay to look like a slob. Dress like a slob, feel like a slob. Dress like you care, and it shows. There have actually been studies done about how dress affects feelings and attitudes not only those who are wearing it, but those you come in contact with.

 

I understand, and agree, when it comes to looking appropriate.  I see far too many kids looking as if they literally rolled out of bed and walked to school.  But I don't know that tucking in, or not, should be a requirement.  

I am not comfortable with my shirts tucked in.  Never have been.  It isn't a weight issues as much as I just don't like it.  

I have to, for work, on days I am out and about and in the various facilities.  There is always a difference in my attitude on those days.  No one else knows but I feel it.  I don't feel comfortable.  

Appropriate and comfortable.  Some times it is a hard line to figure out.  Many parents feel their children should be able to wear any thing they want to school, at any time, regardless of any thing.  I've never been in that boat.  

But I don't feel forcing some kids, regardless of weight or not, to tuck in is really necessary.

Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on May. 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM
This was my first thought.

Then, eww, I hate tucked in shirts in general in casual wear, but especially on guys with big bellies.


Quoting krysstizzle:

*facepalm*
Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on May. 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Same here. I'm not even sure I own a shirt that needs tucked in. Thank goodness I wear scrubs to work:)

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting IhartU:

  My kids go to public school and they're required to have their uniform shirt tucked in. Nothing wrong with looking neat and tidy and if you feel your gut is too damn fat to have your shirt tucked in, then do something about it and loose some weight.


 Even though I grew up in the 80's and our public schools had no uniforms, eveyone at least looked presentable. Seems like once the 'grunge craze' hit, it's gone down hill from there and everyone thinks it's okay to look like a slob. Dress like a slob, feel like a slob. Dress like you care, and it shows. There have actually been studies done about how dress affects feelings and attitudes not only those who are wearing it, but those you come in contact with.


 

I understand, and agree, when it comes to looking appropriate.  I see far too many kids looking as if they literally rolled out of bed and walked to school.  But I don't know that tucking in, or not, should be a requirement.  

I am not comfortable with my shirts tucked in.  Never have been.  It isn't a weight issues as much as I just don't like it.  

I have to, for work, on days I am out and about and in the various facilities.  There is always a difference in my attitude on those days.  No one else knows but I feel it.  I don't feel comfortable.  

Appropriate and comfortable.  Some times it is a hard line to figure out.  Many parents feel their children should be able to wear any thing they want to school, at any time, regardless of any thing.  I've never been in that boat.  

But I don't feel forcing some kids, regardless of weight or not, to tuck in is really necessary.

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