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On Why IDGAF About Dress Code … Kinda [Future of Teaching]

Guest Posts, Mr. Vilson

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Having a dress code matters in far too many schools. I know of schools where, on dress down days, kids wear strictly primary colors depending on their affiliations, or look down on one another for inexpensive wardrobe. It also sets a tone, teaching students early that coming to school is like coming to work in a way where looks matters, so dress appropriately. At least these are some of the arguments people use for dress code. In fact, the middle and high schools I went to as a student had strict guidelines for everything from summer dress to facial hair.

As a teacher, however, I just don’t think this needs to take precedence over my students’ learning.

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Jose, who had over 100 shares in his first Edutopia post … and he has you to thank for that

About Jose Vilson

José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.

Jose VilsonOn Why IDGAF About Dress Code … Kinda [Future of Teaching]