I was hoping this was a joke, but…

It looks like that Arkansas town that produced William Jefferson Clinton, Little Rock, has a school that, get this, is in a big fight with teachers and teachers’ unions regarding their dress code. Apparently, the union representing the teachers is not happy with amongst other things the demand that teachers wear underwear and bras.

An Aug. 29 letter from the Little Rock School District’s Office of the Superintendent to all employees explains that the dress code will officially go into effect in the fall of 2014.

“Foundational garments shall be worn and not visible with respect to color, style, and/or fabric,” the letter reads. “No see-through or sheer clothing shall be allowed, and no skin shall be visible between pants/trousers, skirts, and shirts/blouses at any time.”

T-shirts, patches and other clothing containing slogans for beer, alcohol, drugs, gangs or sex will also be prohibited. Other verboten garments will include cut-off jeans with ragged edges, cut-out dresses and spaghetti-straps if teachers aren’t wearing at least two layers.

Flip-flops will be banned. “Tattoos must be covered if at all possible.” No jogging suits, either (though gym and dance teachers do get a pass on this one).

And the very worst of all: No spandex.

Oh yeah, and no see through shit either, I guess. Sharon Stone must teach at this school. Or something else is going on that involves something other than teaching the three Rs. I guess “Little Jimmy” is not gonna be able to take a sneak peak at the teacher’s beaver anymore.

Bill Clinton was not available for comment. No interns or cigars were harmed in the process of reporting this story.

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  1. pfluffy

    So, um. How are they supposed to know if a teacher has underwear on or not if he/she can’t wear anything see-through? Inspections? Can they wear see-through “foundation garments”?

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  2. AlexInCT *

    So, um. How are they supposed to know if a teacher has underwear on or not if he/she can’t wear anything see-through?

    I almost volunteered to be the underwear inspector pfluffy, but that was until I realized you would also have to stare at dudes and some ladies that have no business showing their undergarments and what’s in them, and decided I am better off not doing that job.

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  3. AlexInCT *

    This is the same dress code I had in my high school 25 years ago. Why would anyone object to this?

    Yeah Hal, but you were a student then. That we need a dress code for our teachers just is something I am not sure how to process. I keep telling myself not to be an old fogie and all that, but this stuff simply is not computing.

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  4. Seattle Outcast

    Most places of employment have dress codes (I can’t think of anyplace I’ve EVER worked that didn’t have one), and this one isn’t any more stringent than most. What the hell is their problem?

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  5. pfluffy

    Most places of employment have dress codes (I can’t think of anyplace I’ve EVER worked that didn’t have one), and this one isn’t any more stringent than most. What the hell is their problem?

    But, smallclothes chafe me so …

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  6. pfluffy

    I almost volunteered to be the underwear inspector pfluffy, but that was until I realized you would also have to stare at dudes and some ladies that have no business showing their undergarments and what’s in them, and decided I am better off not doing that job.

    Alex, you would be perfect for the job. Just pretend you’re in the locker room for the dudes and do a bunch of back-slapping as you check for boxers or briefs. For the chicks, well, suck it up. Once in awhile a really worthwhile pair of panties will present itself.

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  7. Miguelito

    Most places of employment have dress codes (I can’t think of anyplace I’ve EVER worked that didn’t have one), and this one isn’t any more stringent than most.

    Company I work for didn’t have a dress code for years. Then one was finally implemented about 16 years ago. 1 rule: No bunny slippers.

    Now there sorta is a dress code but it’s not at all odd to see plenty in shorts and TShirts with flip-flops and ballcaps. We’re very casual. Even VPs often are dressed this way. We always joke you can tell who’s there to interview, because they’re in a suit. Nobody really dresses up that much here.

    As for the main topic, I say we solve a few problems with one solution: uniforms. For students AND teachers. That’d be classic. Having gone to catholic school as a kid, we had uniforms and really it wasn’t that bad.

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