Tube tops, tight pants, ripped jeans, short skirts and even pajamas are now acceptable attire at Alameda city schools under a new dress code adopted by the school board over the summer break.If adults were to wear certain types of clothing at school (in the workplace), it could be considered a form of sexual harassment. I don't know why we'd teach teenagers that it's OK to wear such clothing at school.
Heads covered by hoodies also are allowed as long as faces are visible, as are comfy yoga pants, sweats or soccer shorts — and if underwear is peeking out the top of waistbands, that’s fine too.
Students will now have nearly unfettered freedom to wear almost whatever they want as long as they have a top, bottom, shoes and “clothing that covers specific body parts (genitals, buttocks, and areolae/nipples) with opaque material,” according to the new policy.
Approved on a trial basis for this school year, the new dress code is among the most permissive in the Bay Area, leaving it largely up to students and families to decide if shorts are too short or tops are too revealing.
District officials said they expect teachers, parents and guardians to have a range of reactions once school starts and policy goes live. The school board will review feedback and consider in the spring whether changes need to be made, said spokeswoman Susan Davis.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Letting the Inmates Run The Asylum
While I guess it would be easier to have essentially no dress code to enforce than any dress code, I still wonder if this isn't doing a disservice to students: