Teachers dress code needed

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431allmybabies

Lawrenceburg, TN

#1 Sep 16, 2012
I think there should be a dress code for teachers as well as for students. It actually offends me when I visit the schools and see the teachers dressed in faded jeans and t-shirts. As professionals I think they should be dressed professionally. I think the students would respond more politely and behaviors would improve if they had a visual of their teachers dressed professionally. I know our culture has changed and we've become much more casual but this is lowering the bar beyond good taste. Other workers in our town dress appropriately. Why don't teachers?
parent

Lewisburg, TN

#2 Sep 16, 2012
Teachers sort of have a dress code.

It is up to each princpal to establish and enforce a dress code.

If the teacher's dress like trash, it is the principal's fault.

West Hills have some contestants in the "Miss Trailer Trash" contest.
make the trips

Lewisburg, TN

#3 Sep 16, 2012
In my day and I am not all that old the male teachers wore suit jackets and the women dressed nicely too. They will tell you they want to try to connect with the students or their pay does not cover the high cost of professional clothing.
I say to the director, go school to school, see for yourself and take action against the principals if the staff is dressing under par.
It all starts at the top. You are only as good as your leaders.
fashionpolice

United States

#4 Sep 16, 2012
make the trips wrote:
In my day and I am not all that old the male teachers wore suit jackets and the women dressed nicely too. They will tell you they want to try to connect with the students or their pay does not cover the high cost of professional clothing.
I say to the director, go school to school, see for yourself and take action against the principals if the staff is dressing under par.
It all starts at the top. You are only as good as your leaders.
If maids and janitors are made to buy and wear uniforms I see no reason why teachers shouldn't be held to that same standard. I agree, the teachers dress code in this town needs to be addressed. I wear better things to take my trash to the curb.
Joe

Statesville, NC

#5 Sep 16, 2012
I would love to know what school you are talking about. We have casual Fridays. I feel like that is appropriate. I'm very sorry if you are upset about the jeans. I feel like we deserve that. Additionally, I don't think that Jeans vs. slacks should impact a student's education. sorry if my views upset you.
dress to impress

Lewisburg, TN

#6 Sep 16, 2012
Joe wrote:
I would love to know what school you are talking about. We have casual Fridays. I feel like that is appropriate. I'm very sorry if you are upset about the jeans. I feel like we deserve that. Additionally, I don't think that Jeans vs. slacks should impact a student's education. sorry if my views upset you.
I highly doubt anyone gets "upset" over anything here. If they do, they do it to themselves.
I think people look at teachers as professionals and the teachers like to think of themselves as professionals. To do that you must dress accordingly. I am sure some of the younger teachers who want to let the students know that they still have some "cool" in them may try to dress to impress the students and that is what you are seeing.
Joe

Bristol, TN

#7 Sep 16, 2012
I am just trying to find something clean...that fits :)
fashionpolice

United States

#8 Sep 17, 2012
Joe wrote:
I am just trying to find something clean...that fits :)
A nice clean uniform would prevent your daily hunt for something to wear. After all, if you are to lazy to prepare your dress for the coming day one can assume you don't prepare for your classes as well.

No one owes you anything for your choice of career. Save the jeans for weekends and dress professional.
stupidpeople

United States

#9 Sep 17, 2012
Well, does the kids have casual fridays? I mean some of the stuff I agree with, like, midriff showing or short shorts but really my daughtr can't wear aero shirts etc which is no harm! Teachers dress worse than students, at some cases. And its not right, its wrong. I believe all in the school should have dress codes.
Informed

Rock Hill, SC

#10 Sep 17, 2012
stupidpeople wrote:
Well, does the kids have casual fridays? I mean some of the stuff I agree with, like, midriff showing or short shorts but really my daughtr can't wear aero shirts etc which is no harm! Teachers dress worse than students, at some cases. And its not right, its wrong. I believe all in the school should have dress codes.
Yes, every day is casual day for MOST students. As a teacher that wears both dress attire (suits, ties) and jeans, I can assure you that teacher dress has no bearing on student learning and attitude.
This is a funny conversation. I can pretty much guarantee that whoever started this thread is a disgruntled parent who's precious child was "wronged" by a teacher or administrator. Some people aren't happy unless they are whining or complaining about SOMETHING. Please, if you want to get upset, find something worth getting upset about!!!
really folks

Hickory Corners, MI

#11 Sep 17, 2012
A person can wear jeans and still look nice. Tuck a dress shirt in and wear decent shoes. The gentlemen could even wear a tie. You can buy nice dress clothes without spending a fortune.
check check check

Lewisburg, TN

#12 Sep 17, 2012
Dear public servant,

Looks like whoever placed all the negative "judged" marks is a teacher, probably a liberal one at that and does not want to conform.
HHHmmmm, If they don't get their way they have a hissy.
You picked a profession where your appearance and attitude are on the front burners. If you can't put up with the heat....get out of the classroom. I am sure in today's world a whole lot of other new teachers are willing to do what you refuse to do. And by the way, don't argue with those you work for and look professional or I'll find someone who will.

your boss
bluebird

Prosperity, SC

#13 Sep 17, 2012
How about an effective teacher sets a good example by being modest, yet professional in dress? Jeans days is a good thing, especially when paired with a school spirit shirt!
check check check wrote:
Dear public servant,

Looks like whoever placed all the negative "judged" marks is a teacher, probably a liberal one at that and does not want to conform.
HHHmmmm, If they don't get their way they have a hissy.
You picked a profession where your appearance and attitude are on the front burners. If you can't put up with the heat....get out of the classroom. I am sure in today's world a whole lot of other new teachers are willing to do what you refuse to do. And by the way, don't argue with those you work for and look professional or I'll find someone who will.

your boss
fashion police

United States

#14 Sep 17, 2012
Informed wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, every day is casual day for MOST students. As a teacher that wears both dress attire (suits, ties) and jeans, I can assure you that teacher dress has no bearing on student learning and attitude.
This is a funny conversation. I can pretty much guarantee that whoever started this thread is a disgruntled parent who's precious child was "wronged" by a teacher or administrator. Some people aren't happy unless they are whining or complaining about SOMETHING. Please, if you want to get upset, find something worth getting upset about!!!
I assure you that you CAN NOT assure us or anyone else that your lack of dress has no bearing on a child's attitude toward you, learning or respect for others. Studies have shown that people are affected by appearance in many different ways. You are a complete idiot if you believe a childs doesn't respect level doesn't increase with a teacher becoming a role model.
check check check

Lewisburg, TN

#15 Sep 17, 2012
bluebird wrote:
How about an effective teacher sets a good example by being modest, yet professional in dress? Jeans days is a good thing, especially when paired with a school spirit shirt!
<quoted text>
OK...... Yes, Jean day is good along with spirit shirt.
Who cares

Lewisburg, TN

#16 Sep 17, 2012
Personallly, I don't care what teachers wear as long as my children are learning. They can wear a tutu with jogging pants as long as they are doing their job. Sadly, in today's world, we try to focus on stupid things like what a teacher is wearing and not on the most important thing, which is our youth and their education. Really? Dress codes vs. education? I'm going to go with my child's education every time!
Informed

Rock Hill, SC

#17 Sep 17, 2012
fashion police wrote:
<quoted text>I assure you that you CAN NOT assure us or anyone else that your lack of dress has no bearing on a child's attitude toward you, learning or respect for others. Studies have shown that people are affected by appearance in many different ways. You are a complete idiot if you believe a childs doesn't respect level doesn't increase with a teacher becoming a role model.
LOL......studies??? I live it everyday, I'm far from an idiot, and I CAN assure you that kids could care less how an adult is dressed. How a teacher conducts him/her self is of far greater importance and value. Real life experience can teach far more than some study.
Joe

Bristol, TN

#18 Sep 17, 2012
Who cares wrote:
Personallly, I don't care what teachers wear as long as my children are learning. They can wear a tutu with jogging pants as long as they are doing their job. Sadly, in today's world, we try to focus on stupid things like what a teacher is wearing and not on the most important thing, which is our youth and their education. Really? Dress codes vs. education? I'm going to go with my child's education every time!
AMEN! I have worn a tutu to school before on Halloween along with my grade level. Lol! The kids loved it, and I didn't have a problem with them paying attention to lessons. Thank you for saying that we should focus on the the important things
typical

Columbia, TN

#19 Sep 17, 2012
This thread is so typical of the trash in this town. Teachers have a job, you don't, anyone with a shred of common sense can see your jealousy. Put down your food stamps, step away from the computer, and go get a damn job. Maybe then you will have something to do with your time besides nitpicking others. I'm a parent and I have no problem whatsoever with teachers wearing jeans and nice shirt on Fridays.

To the guy wanting teachers to return to suit jackets, how about joining the rest of us in the 21st Century? People don't even wear that stuff to church anymore. Why would you expect anyone else to dress that way?
Show Me

Lewisburg, TN

#20 Sep 17, 2012
typical wrote:
This thread is so typical of the trash in this town. Teachers have a job, you don't, anyone with a shred of common sense can see your jealousy. Put down your food stamps, step away from the computer, and go get a damn job. Maybe then you will have something to do with your time besides nitpicking others. I'm a parent and I have no problem whatsoever with teachers wearing jeans and nice shirt on Fridays.
To the guy wanting teachers to return to suit jackets, how about joining the rest of us in the 21st Century? People don't even wear that stuff to church anymore. Why would you expect anyone else to dress that way?


Please show me where someone said they wanted them to wear suits and ties. Maybe you read better than the rest.

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