created by: being me14 | Jun 17, 2009

Winnfield, LA

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should teachers wear uniforms just like students?

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whaddauthink

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Jun 18, 2009
 
Teachers are considered professionals. They have a degree and did some type of internship (student teaching) They should not look like the students. They should dress professionally.
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Jun 18, 2009
 

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I do not understand why we, as parents, continually want to make our children's teachers behave exactly like the children. They are adults, not children, and they didn't make the school uniform policy. I don't like the uniforms, but I don't see what good it would do to make the teacher's wear them. If we keep giving the teachers the same rules as the children, then we are practically telling our children that there is no need for them to respect the teachers. At my home, as I would imagine is the rule at most homes, my child does not have the same rules as his dad or I do. If we tell him that his chore is to clean his room, we don't clean it with him.

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I understand both sides of this argument. However, the push for making teachers wear uniforms would have had a lot more strength when the uniform policy was first implemented. However, it's been in place for years now and none of the students in school now can even remember wearing regular clothes to school. In fact, I think I was in 9th grade when school uniforms were made mandatory at WSHS.

Now, most grade-school students don't even remember ever NOT wearing uniforms. Sure, they may desire to not wear them, but as long as they've been in school, they've had to. Teachers shouldn't be made to wear uniforms. I don't think it makes teachers behave as students if they do so, but let's be honest. Some teachers look young and if they were in uniform, it would be hard to distinguish them from a high school senior. Not only that, but these teachers have earned their stripes. They're not students, they are instructors.
iteachthetigers

Mount Pleasant, TX

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Jun 18, 2009
 
Thank you both for your kind words and support of teachers. I wish more people felt that way. I sure both of you were wonderful, respectful students.
dahling

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Jun 18, 2009
 

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I do teach, but not in Winn Parish Schools. We have a dress code for students and teachers/staff for very good reasons.

As part of the dress code, all each grade wears different color polos. 9th wears white, 10th wears red, 11th wears blue, and 12th wears gold. It makes it easy to see which student is in the wrong class or even the wrong area (some wings or floors have classes for one grade). It also makes it easier to identify students who cause trouble, because it immediately identifies the grade level. And on field trips, it helps keep up with the students. Students identity better with their peers.

All teachers wear school color polos with the school emblem/name and teacher name embroidered on the chest (and the shool subsidizes them very well). It makes it even easier to spot a non-school person on campus and look for the tag that shows they have properly went through the main office. It also helps the teachers band with their peers. At my school, the teachers support both dress codes.

Dress codes, in general, are really necessary. You should see what both students and staff would wear. On "free dress" days, boys show up in sagger jeans and girls in skin-tight jeans and tops, often with the midrift exposed. Suggestive or vulgar words are on the tops. Teachers do a bit better, but some wear clothes that are too tight or too low cut/unbuttoned and flipflops. Sad, but the uniform is better.

I don't say this will work for every school, but it certainly does at mine. And every school in our district has this type of policy.
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Vandana Kaushesh

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Jul 13, 2009
 
That is such a wonderful thinking that goes behind the teachers wearing uniform. I particularly liked that the outsiders are spotted out immediately. Please do convey my appreciation to the committee members of your school. Thanks
Jeff

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If I were a teacher at a Winn school, I would go ahead and follow the school uniform policy. I don't think government officials (which, let's face it, are what public school teachers are) should have one set of rules for themselves and another set of rules for everyone else, unless they have a very good reason for the double standard.

My dislike of double standards like that is one of the reasons that I didn't become a teacher in Winn. I've had a beard since I was in college and wouldn't feel comfortable without it. I wouldn't feel right forcing students to obey a policy that I'm not obeying.

The argument about there being no need for students and teachers to follow the same rules fails because they SHOULD follow the same rules, unless there is some good reason for a specific double standard. Efficient instruction requires some double standards in the classroom. There is no such reason for a double standard related to something as superficial as fashion.
BoM

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Jul 13, 2009
 
-Spartan- wrote:
Not only that, but these teachers have earned their stripes.
But sargents are required to wear the same basic uniform that buck privates wear.
wshs student

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Jul 14, 2009
 
One of the things that really annoys me is the sock policy. Girls (and some guys) wearing sandals are required to wear socks with them, but the teahers can wear sandals and flip-flops and do not have to wear socks or hoses. I don't think this is fair. The teachers can also wear sleeveless tops and students can't.
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wshs student wrote:
One of the things that really annoys me is the sock policy. Girls (and some guys) wearing sandals are required to wear socks with them, but the teahers can wear sandals and flip-flops and do not have to wear socks or hoses. I don't think this is fair. The teachers can also wear sleeveless tops and students can't.
That's a good counterpoint to those who try to argue that requiring teachers to follow the dress code is silly because we shouldn't require teachers to "act exactly like students."

Teachers should act and dress AT LEAST as professionally as the students do.

If sockless feet and sleeveless tops are too unsightly for students to wear, then they're too unsightly for teachers to wear.
kajal

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Jul 1, 2011
 
i think teachers should wear uniforms think of it from the children point of views,talking about being fair in school this may not be the top of the list but if children should wear them so should teachers, i was told to be proud of my school and wear the uniform so i think teachers should have to show proud as well.....
wow

Pineville, LA

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Jul 1, 2011
 
-Spartan- wrote:
I understand both sides of this argument. However, the push for making teachers wear uniforms would have had a lot more strength when the uniform policy was first implemented. However, it's been in place for years now and none of the students in school now can even remember wearing regular clothes to school. In fact, I think I was in 9th grade when school uniforms were made mandatory at WSHS.
Now, most grade-school students don't even remember ever NOT wearing uniforms. Sure, they may desire to not wear them, but as long as they've been in school, they've had to. Teachers shouldn't be made to wear uniforms. I don't think it makes teachers behave as students if they do so, but let's be honest. Some teachers look young and if they were in uniform, it would be hard to distinguish them from a high school senior. Not only that, but these teachers have earned their stripes. They're not students, they are instructors.
Wow! I would have thought you were older than that...It was 2001 when they started the uniform thing....I was a senior.
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Jul 1, 2011
 
i sr in 98, that when we makes class of 99 wear da uniforms. wow, one of us is wrong??
maybe me i duh-no.

i think teachers should wear more standardized clothing

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I think that all of you should stop your bitching and send your little rug-rats to school in the school uniform whether they like it or not...and whether you like it or not...and leave the teachers out of it...
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if dressing inappropriately is okay for teachers than why can't
Winnfield

Winnfield, LA

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whaddauthink wrote:
Teachers are considered professionals. They have a degree and did some type of internship (student teaching) They should not look like the students. They should dress professionally.
So let them wear professional uniforms.

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