PUBLIC SCHOOL DRESS CODES ARE USUALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL! ARE NUDISTS UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

Today, I read a news story about a boy and girl in high school, where the girl was sent home by the school administration because her skirt was too short in their mind (if they had a mind)!

The girl and a boy friend, exchanged clothes and the administration accepted their dress; the skirt was not too short for the boy and the administration!

Now, I’m a retired school teacher who taught government, history and the U.S. Constitution. The subject was required and was boring to many students and I had to provide an incentive for students to learn what I was required to teach; so, as incentive for the kids, I taught them what it was necessary to know about government, history, and the United States Constitution to succeed in life, and that was their incentive.

Kids do like to learn “grown-up subjects”, SO I TAUGHT THEM AS STUDENTS THAT THEY HAD U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, “EVEN AS SCHOOL STUDENTS”; AND I TAUGHT THEM THAT MOST SCHOOL DRESS CODES DENY STUDENTS THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. THIS IS WHAT I TAUGHT THEM THAT WAS SOMETHING THEY NEEDED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO LEAD A DECENT LIFE IN AMERICA!

To teach students what was proper dress for school, I tried to teach them as a role model; I wore a coat and tie like a school teacher. But student dress was different! (Actually, I believed school dress code of coat and tie for teachers, was not representational for me as a teacher.)

And personally, I could never understand why nudity was against the law, and believed that the law forbidding nudity was responsible for some kids to grow up not knowing very much about the human body differences and how prohibiting nudity laws were responsible for much of society’s sex crimes.

Perhaps, I am just a radical believer in a democracy; however, it just makes me cringe to know that my democratic government makes my neighbors terrified of a naked body part! We all have one!

And Biblical images of Adam and Eve drives me up the wall when Adam and Eve are both portrayed having a belly button.

Adam and Eve, 1538, by Lucas Cranach Elder (1472-1553), oil on panel

And God bless the high school couple who exchanged her skirt for his pants to satisfy the school administration and their stupid dress code.

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