Hey Moon, you itchin' for a fight?by moonshadow » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:04 am
Okay... let's not have any rules.
I've heard you many times stand up for an employer proclaiming they have the right to dictate what happens in their workplace, and to some degree I concur although in many cases the matter of a dress code just sustains the problems of judgment by image. However, technically in schools -- the kids, parents, and the public (except private schools) are the "employers" and the schools work for them. School uniforms may, but doubtfully, help with equality issues; but rules to expound upon someone's senses of morality or flagging ego are not going to improve academic outcomes. Sure, some kids will make mistakes, but isn't that a big part of what schools are all about, learning from our mistakes and growing up. I suspect it is the "adults" in those schools that are the ones in need of some lessons when it comes appearances.
Currently there are some bigger issues on rules in schools. A small town near here, where I actually helped build their High School, has acquired a "conservative" (reactionary? board that has just rammed through a new rule outlawing the posting of Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ and similar signs -- ostensibly to take the dissention of politics out of the classroom. Oath Keepers came to town to support them; and the students were lining the streets this past weekend to protest for their right to free speech. Here is one link: https://pen.org/press-release/oregon-sc ... -symbols/ google Newberg, OR for dozens more.
How about California's new school rule: Mandating vaccines to attend? I'll support it, but I expect one heck of a pushback from some others here.
As to too short skirts, well I enjoyed them and don't feel my education suffered all that much from a couple of missing inches of cloth!