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New Hampshire Teachers Call Flip-Flop, Tank Top Ban ‘Condescending’

C. R.4 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 11:31 AM
Teaching is actually a "career" and not a profession - reserved to doctors and lawyers only. In my career, I respect myself, students and today, my patients by dressing decently and not as if the overinflated teaching salary could not afford to dress like a human being doing a good job. To me, their obvious current dress code represents lack of knowledge and teaching ability, so let them go and get rid of ALL unions, public and private. Belonged to both and never, ever again. They are rotten to the core and obviously so are these supposed teachers!

Just how far has the culture in government schools devolved?

School district efforts to professionalize staff is now considered an affront to teachers.

At least that’s the attitude emanating from teachers in the Hampton, New Hampshire SAU 90 school district.

The school board is considering an update to its dress-code policy for teachers, and, according to, “several teachers are insulted such a policy exists, telling them blue jeans, sneakers, flip-flops and tank tops are off limits.”

Superintendent Kathleen Murphy said staff members feel the proposed policy is “derogatory and condescending.”

It’s derogatory to ask professionals to dress a...