Noting that, “The parents were coming in risqué clothes. They were coming in a manner that was not presentable for the educational setting.” Principal Carlotta Outley Brown of James Madison High School, Houston, Texas.
So, the principal passed a dress code for parents. Among the items banned?
Torn jeans that show too much skin
The reaction of the school district: The code was not passed or approved properly. The reaction of the ACLU? The code is a violation of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination in education and that the code could result in a loss of federal funds.
The reaction of the Barometer? Leaving the hair curlers and negligees behind doesn’t seem to be too high of a bar. Sad that we have to have codes to stop behaviors that were once unnecessary because we had societal norms. These are issues that are impossible to regulate because of legalities. These are could behaviors vs. should questions. How can children respect the educators and the institution of education when their parents do not? There was a time when no parent would enter a school sans suit, dress, and respect for those who strive to teach.