Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be....

Hoochies! I was reminded yesterday as I was driving to Target, yes, for my bi-weekly visit, why we have no intentions of sending our children to public school. Now, I have been under the impression that the public schools were enforcing some type of dress code. Not the uniforms you find at private schools mind you, I wore my plaid skirt rolled up at the waist to make it cuter, thank you very much! But some guidelines on length of shorts, tank tops and all that jazz. Apparently not at the school in our neighborhood. Which is a little astonishing considering that we are surrounded by HUGE houses in a very nice neighborhood. The school bus had let the kids off and here comes exhibit A. A Jr high girl wearing shorts that stopped just short of her rear. I mean, these were SHORT. I thought, ok, maybe she changed before she came home. Well, unless all the girls get together and change before they come home, I highly doubt it. I saw girls in low cut jeans, LOW LOW cut tops, shirts so tight you could count their ribs. Skirts that stopped just short of being a headband. It was like the school bus stopped at a club on the way home! And people wonder why the schools in the United Stated don't do as well as the ones overseas. These poor guys are concentrating in class, just not on learning anything other than Hoochie #1's phone number! And I doubt there is a question about THAT in the standardized testing packet...

4 comments:

alisonwonderland said...

i'm a big proponent of public education - and of parents being highly involved in such things as the establishment of dress codes! while not everyone in my daughters' schools dresses in a way i'd approve, they do have dress codes that are enforced, so it's quite reasonable. fortunately! :o)

sarahgrace said...

Aaaaah! Makes me scared for my boys, and my little girl...at least I can control what she wears (for the most part anyways...)

Rona's Home Page said...

I definitely agree. Our homebased learning group has a dress code. None of that stuff is allowed. (thank goodness)

Mom of Teenage Son

annie said...

Our school district has a fairly strict dress code. No uniforms, yet, but they are not allowed to wear short shorts or short skirts, no bellies are allowed to show, they cannot wear tank tops. I am glad that the code is strict, it saves me as a mom from having to tell my kids repeatedly why as Christians we don't dress that way in public.