Last week LISD changed it’s dress code and it was a much bigger story than I thought. In a nutshell, students can have whatever kind of hairstyle they want and whatever color they want. Boys can now wear earrings too. I didn’t know guys wearing earrings was still the “in” thing, and I still think it’s stupid but whatever.
Personally, I think this is a good move by LISD. Who cares if a kid has a mohawk or an earring? Who cares if a girl has purple hair? If that’s all a kid is doing in High School to act out, we should all be happy. Mohawks don’t distract kids in classrooms and neither do earrings. You know what is distracting? Bad teachers and bad parents.
People can complain all day that this new rule is another example of our society breaking down, but they are wrong. If you want that example, look at the homes that some kids come from. They aren’t distracted by hair, they are distracted because they live in a home with no food or the parents are never home or worse addicted to drugs.
Teachers have a tough enough job dealing with bad students or good kids who come from bad homes which turns them into bad students. Let the teachers teach instead of worrying about how someone is dressed. Remember, if the teacher thinks that the student is a distraction, they can still be removed.
I’ve only heard complaints about this new dress code from my conservative friends. The same friends that call for smaller government and for the feds to stay out of their lives. Yet, they want schools (government run) to tell kids how to dress. Odd. Shouldn’t the parents be the ones telling the kids what they can and can’t wear? I guess this is just another example of my crazy Libertarian side coming out.
Good job LISD.