If your child’s school requires them to wear a uniform, be grateful. Although it’s a standard for Junior High schools across the country to have a dress code for their students, there are several things they do not cover (pun intended). These schools offer mission statements and goals are similar to the following:
“Our mission is to create a safe and positive learning environment where students will gain the skills necessary to be successful in a rapidly changing world. Working in collaboration with our community, we will prepare our students to become independent thinkers, continual learners, and productive citizens”
Unfortunately, the dress codes have not been updated to be effective in our “rapidly changing world”. With the increase of raging hormones, the Junior High Schooler is especially vulnerable to suggestive apparel. Take for example, young girls wearing thong underwear with the popular low-cut skinny jeans.
- There is no mention of what type underwear is appropriate to wear to school, because it was assumed that no one would know anyway – except maybe in PE.
- Jeans are acceptable, even torn jeans, as long as there are not too many holes. The number of acceptable holes is not specific, neither is the location of said holes.
- Although skirts cannot be shorter than one inch above the knee, there is no mention of how low “low cut” jeans may go. (How about one inch below the navel?)
- Dress codes were designed to apply to the student walking into school. Not actually SITTING in the classroom.
When those girls sit down, their thong underwear is visible. This is enticing to just about any thirteen year old boy. Do school uniforms include underwear?