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

R.3 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 7:34 AM
I would like to think every certified teacher has, as least, taken Sociology 101. The type of dress is a long observed cultural standard that provides structure in most professional settings and defines the status of individuals within that structure. Thus, the "white hats" or the "suits". Only in the lib/prog mind would this be considered subjugation. Like poor parents that seek to befriend their children, teachers who want to look like the kids surrender the respect and authority needed to maintain a necessary societal hierarchy. But, with the unions, it's always about them and to hell with the rest of us.
LtScrounge Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 1:41 PM
Unfortunately, you would probably be wrong. We had English Teachers in Phoenix who didn't even use proper English in the classroom. At least not until the state head of education found out about it, they found themselves out of jobs and replaced by people who did use English.

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...