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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dressing Down West Virginia Teachers

     Teachers in West Virginia's largest school district don't want to be told they can't show up in jeans and flip-flops. In fact, they don't want to be told how to dress, period. The Kanawha County school district's board of education last week [March 3, 2014] introduced a proposed dress code, which also bars facial piercings, and immediately got a dressing down from the teachers union. It's not that the local teachers want to wear their weekend attire, they insist, it's that codifying it so strictly is insulting. [I guess these zero tolerant types don't like the taste of their own medicine.]…

     The code also mandates that hair and nails be clean and neatly groomed. And while blue jeans are explicitly prohibited, district employees can wear "dress jeans" with no visible tears or fraying….The school board tried in 2001 to pass a dress code, but the measure failed amid teacher opposition….

Joshua Rhett Miller, "West Virginia Teachers Union Battles Proposed Ban on Flip-Flops, Jeans and Facial Piercings," Fox News, March 11, 2014

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