August 27, 2007

School Daze

It looks like school is back in session all over the place, and in some places, stirring up controversy. Down home, it's all about the weather, and up here, at least where I am, it's about the clothes.

Schools here have a new person in authority who is laying down the law about school dress. No more baggy pants, oversized tees and other clothing, no gansta type garb, no jeans for the boys. For the girls, no shorts and low-cut tops, no lingerie-type clothing. In other words, the boys must not look like gangstas, and the girls must not look like sluts. It's slacks, shirt, and tie, for the guys, and skirts, and blouses for the girls.

Needless to say, not everyone is all gung-ho about these new rules, but they are being enforced. Many, thinking they could still dress as they pleased, were sent back home the first day...tut suite!

Some parents are giving it full support, and some are decrying the fact that their 'self-expression' is being taken away from their little dears.

For those of you who may be thinking that maybe the families couldn't afford a whole new wardrobe just to comply with a silly old school rule, the fact is, that they are given resources to help them comply.

If they would just stop to think about it, they would realize that considering all of the extenuating circumstances, that it's a good thing.


rockync said...

I have always thought that you can level the playing field by requiring a uniform of sorts and if parents don't know any better than to send out their sons looking like criminals and their daughters looking like street walkers, then I guess they shouldn't complain when the school board has had enough of the nonsense. Let them express themselves after school hours.

Jan said...