On Monday’s 6 PM news and then later on the 10 o’clock news,
a suburb of Dallas came out with a new dress code for their school district. The new changes were:
- No hoodies (on shirts, pullovers, sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, heavy coats, etc.)
- No dresses, skirts or skorts past the 4th grade
Their explanation? To enhance safety.
To enhance safety? Whaaat?!! Is someone trying to pull the wool hoodie over my eyes in the middle of a hot Texas summer?
Cuz I don’t get it. Apparently, a lot of the school district’s parents don’t get it either and they don’t like it. They’re protesting.
It doesn’t affect me, my loved ones or anyone else I know, so I don’t have any skin in this one way or the other. Still, I’m trying to make sense out of this because it just sounds…odd. It doesn’t pass the sniff test for me. It smells funky bordering on rotten…and now I’d like to know what’s really going on.
Odd changes in anything tend to give me a reason to pause. While I’m not paranoid, I’m also no one’s fool. Well, except when I’m fooled. It happens. Not often, but on occasion. That’s besides the point. Let’s just say I have a healthy dose of skepticism.
Of course, maybe these new dress restrictions really do enhance safety in a way that I’ve never thought about before. Or maybe this new dress code has been enacted for reasons the school district doesn’t really want to admit to, so they’re using “enhanced safety” as a way to get around doing something that they know wouldn’t fly otherwise.
It’s a head scratcher for sure.
Can y’all enlighten me how hoodies and dresses, skorts and skirts pose any kind of safety issue? If you don’t think this is the real reason for these new changes, what do you think the real reason may be? I think weird stuff like this probably happens all over the place…not just in a school district in Texas.
I hope you and yours have a safe and wonderful 4th of July weekend!
PS: Almost forgot music! Sorry, y’all!
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