Teens: You might think it’s cool to wear your pants so low your underwear shows. But know this: Some schools are cracking down and enforcing new dress codes.
For example, in central Florida, the Lake County School Board now bans “droopy drawers” or baggy, low-slung pants. They also forbid too much make-up. And extreme hairstyles, including unnatural hair colors, like electric blue. Also out: Skirts and shorts more than 2 inches above the knee.
A District spokesperson says that students with funky hair and thick eye-shadow can be distracting in class. And that mascara, and long bangs that cover a student’s eyes are a safety hazard. Students who don’t get the message could face a 30-day ban on all extracurricular activities. And studies show that when school dress codes get too lax, student morale drops.
So, what do you think? Are schools cracking down too hard on how students look and dress? Are the stricter rules an infringement on a student’s right of self-expression? Let us know your thoughts on my Facebook page at Facebook.com/JohnTesh.