According to USATODAY, a new dress code is being invoked in public schools nationwide; not for students but for teachers. Perhaps the most surprising thing about this story is the fact that professional educators would ever think of wearing some of the items being banned, in front of school children, in the first place. Restricted items include pajama pants, cut-off shorts, visible underwear, flip flops and tops with skinny straps.
Many schools are also requiring teachers who have tattoos or piercings to keep them covered up. Judging by commentary on various websites, including gurl , the tattoo rule seems to be generating more criticism than the dress code itself. This is likely because tattoos have become more widely accepted in the past few years and are often viewed as a form of art.
So, what prompted schools to finally adopt these new standards for teachers? The fact is, schools were actually receiving complaints from parents who were concerned that some of the teachers weren't dressing appropriately for class.
Schools who once asked teachers to dress business casual, now find themselves in a position of having to define, in no uncertain terms, exactly what business casual means.