Do teachers have a dress code?
Original post made by a parent on Nov 18, 2013
on Nov 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Are there more fathers in the class, expressing interest in their own kids, as they drop off their kids, when she is teaching? Are there more male volunteers to drive the kids on field trips, when she is leading the trip? If the answer is yes to both, then you probably have a point! However, it is important to get fathers involved in our kids education, so maybe a little honey trap is not such a bad thing!
on Nov 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm
It works both ways. I once had a meeting with a young, male high school teacher. His cargo pants had more pockets, zippers and stuff hanging from things attached to his belt, a collared shirt that definitely needed ironing and perhaps some sewing, plus shoes that were in need of replacing and he definitely needed a shave and his hair needed a comb. I felt that I should have been telling him how to behave professionally with a parent rather than him telling me about my child's low classroom performance.
Professional appearance by all PAUSD teachers is definitely something that should concern us. If our kids are not being taught by teachers who look and act professional, how can they be expected to know what is appropriate professional dress sense when they eventually get jobs.
I know this is Silicon Valley and dress codes are not what they used to be, but our schools do not need to be Slovenly Valley, or any word you choose starting with S for the teacher described in the original post.
on Nov 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm
Aside from the above, our schools are diverse and multi-cultural, with people from all over the world. Among other things, it's highly culturally insensitive for the teacher to dress so provocatively.