By Edward Graham Although the vast majority of educators dress in professional attire for the classrooms and schools where they work, some schools districts are nonetheless drafting and implementing dress code policies for school employees. Hair and nails are to be clean and neatly groomed, and those who work around moving equipment will be required to maintain shoulder length hair or secure it in place.
More and more schools are creating some form of dress codes for their students. But what about dress codes for the teachers?
This issue has risen in Nashville, Tennessee where beginning this school year students are required to follow a dress code of collared shirts, belts, and specific colors. After some concern, the Nashville School Board decided to follow the student dress code with a proposed teacher dress code.
However, enforcing a dress code for workers is not as easy as it is for students.
The teachers have a union and a contract to back them. Some teacher groups argue that an overall dress code for teachers should not be needed. Teachers should be addressed on a personal basis if their attire is found to be offensive. However, some districts have tried to put a dress code in writing.
One district in New Jersey suggested that male teachers wear a jacket and tie or suit. Women were asked to wear skirts or dress slacks with a blouse. Unlike many, the teachers in this county were accepting of the policy.
InCalifornia districts tried to require women teachers to wear heels and panty hose to school. The men would be required to wear a tie. The teachers opposed and the battle took off to court. The teachers argued that heels were not practical for early childhood educators who often were on the floor with their children.
They also stated that men teaching building and shop could be harmed from a loose hanging tie. Many feel that if the children are expected to follow a dress code, teachers should at least set a good example and follow the same code.
For example, if the students are not expected to wear jeans then the teachers should not wear them either. Teachers in Nashville plan to vote on their newly proposed dress code next month.Teachers and principals should have to wear a school uniform because it will make us feel more intimate.
Female teachers should wear a white T-shirt with a long black skirt. This would look more polite and clean. Male teachers should wear a white shirt with long black trousers. i am withhh josiee on thiss one, we are all ament to be trated the samee so we should all have the same dress code.
if we didnt have a dress code teachers could dress as they like witch may make pupils feel uncomfortable by the way they are dressed.
By implementing the rule that teachers have to wear school uniform, it will put off the number of teachers who are currently teaching and those who have ambitions of becoming a teacher as not all teachers will want to wear school uniform since they have been wearing it as a student during their years of schooling.
Teachers in West Virginia’s Kanawha County School District are protesting a proposed dress code that’s currently being considered by the local school board. The teacher dress code would ban facial piercings, visible tattoos (teachers would have to cover them up), flip-flops, and “immodest” dress.
Teachers should not wear uniforms because they have probably wore them when they were at school. My aunt said she had to wear uniform when she was in school so yeah.
But if they didn't wear uniform back then yes I think they should it should be fair and square. If teachers don’t have a dress code, they might be disrespected by the students because of what they wear.
Dress pants and skirts are appropriate for teaching. Inappropriate clothing might affect the students learning by distracting them.