The school district in Little Rock, Ark. has announced plans for a dress code that will require teachers to wear underwear. Every single day. Female teachers will have to wear bras, too.It was a hundred degrees out here in the Capital City today, and I wore my usual slacks and collared shirt. No one can tell what kind of undies I wore, no one saw my belly, no one saw my toes, and no one saw me advertise for what used to be known as vices.
An Aug. 29 letter from the Little Rock School District’s Office of the Superintendent to all employees explains that the dress code will officially go into effect in the fall of 2014.
“Foundational garments shall be worn and not visible with respect to color, style, and/or fabric,” the letter reads. “No see-through or sheer clothing shall be allowed, and no skin shall be visible between pants/trousers, skirts, and shirts/blouses at any time.”
T-shirts, patches and other clothing containing slogans for beer, alcohol, drugs, gangs or sex will also be prohibited. Other verboten garments will include cut-off jeans with ragged edges, cut-out dresses and spaghetti-straps if teachers aren’t wearing at least two layers.
Flip-flops will be banned. “Tattoos must be covered if at all possible.” No jogging suits, either (though gym and dance teachers do get a pass on this one).
And the very worst of all: No spandex.
Organized labor vocally opposes the new universal underwear requirement and the rest of the non-draconian dress code.
It's possible, ladies and gentlemen. It really is. And it isn't a burden, and it isn't stepping on your "rights". Now dress appropriately and start acting like the professionals you claim to be, and then quit complaining about your loss of respect in "the community". Anyone who would complain about this is an embarrassment.