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A Virginia student has started a "pull-up-your-pants" initiative at Kecoughtan High in Hampton. Read the full article.

By Jodi Westrick  |  March 24, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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What makes you think I want to see someone's (usually dirty) underwear , or anything else? If you can't or won't wear proper clothes to school the school should issue you temporary clothes that don't give the rest of us an anatomy lesson, and demand that your parent's have to come to a conference THAT DAY!! Guess those of you with "droopy drawers" will find out soon enough how hip the welfare line is...

Posted by: lsf07 | March 24, 2010 2:06 PM

I have my students w/saggy pants leave the room and pull them up. They are informed that it is inappropriate and unacceptable to display UNDERWEAR (it's called that for a reason!) in an academic setting. I also tell them that it is because I have respect for them that I'm instructing them on how to act/dress appropriately and that if I had no respect for them, I would let them do what they want. Not sure yet how to address a similar situation: female students who wear low-cut pants that reveal their thongs when they sit or bend over...not much difference - inappropriate and unacceptable in an academic setting.

Posted by: paulhp1951 | March 24, 2010 2:53 PM

Up to the school's administrators. Uniforms work, but so do just general dress codes. School should be treated as a workplace, but workplaces have the right to determine their own dress codes. Some have a uniform, some have a dress code, some are casual. Schools can be the same way. But schools certainly have the right to regulate distracting clothing.

On a side note, reporters should not be allowed to abuse apostrophes. It's particularly embarrassing when reporting on education.

Posted by: whiteflame128 | March 24, 2010 4:54 PM

This generation deserves to look back on their high school pictures with shame and regret as much as their horn rimmed, crew cutted, mullet headed, leg warmer wearing, bell bottomed, satin jacketed parents and grand parents. High School students are always victims to the fashion choices(and mistakes) of their time...Lighten up!

Posted by: hatchlaw | March 26, 2010 9:03 AM

Schools haven't been successful at teaching for many decades, which is long before baggy pants became the fashion. Baggy teachers are what should be banned.

Posted by: rpatoh | March 31, 2010 7:54 PM

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