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Old 04-25-2013, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Dress codes are a fact of life, they are even in place in movie theaters. This seems like a particularly inane event for parents to fall on their swords over. Whatever.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Schools have rules. If you don't like said rules, go somewhere else.
When you are zoned for a public school you really can't go somewhere else.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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Dress codes are a fact of life, they are even in place in movie theaters. This seems like a particularly inane event for parents to fall on their swords over. Whatever.
I agree

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Do you honestly believe that? Do you believe that the school is automatically right just because the principal made a rule? I do not.

In this particular case I would not go to battle over a dress. It's not that important.
I agree but I still think its stupid.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: here
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When you are zoned for a public school you really can't go somewhere else.
Sure you can. If you are really that bent about a dress code, try a charter or magnet school, or a private school. If you just don't like rules in general, home school.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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Sure you can. If you are really that bent about a dress code, try a charter or magnet school, or a private school. If you just don't like rules in general, home school.
My comment isn't really about me. I do not advocate blindly following rules. Ever. School rules are not laws.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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My comment isn't really about me. I do not advocate blindly following rules. Ever. School rules are not laws.
Teach your kids that school rules don't apply to them, and it's a slippery slope to things that really matter. This incident is not worth making a fuss over.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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Dress codes are a fact of life, they are even in place in movie theaters. This seems like a particularly inane event for parents to fall on their swords over. Whatever.
I've never once heard of a dress code in a movie theatre, except for the employees wearing uniforms.
I've never ever heard of anywhere having a dress code for its patrons...
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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I've never ever heard of anywhere having a dress code for its patrons...
There are all kinds of dress codes for restaurants/clubs. (Which goes back decades.) I know of bowling alleys that have a dress code. (And it's not bowling shirts. It's upscale and hip.)

Maybe you need to get out a little more to learn there are places with dress codes that say, "look edgy and cool" or they're not dropping the rope and letting you in.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I've never once heard of a dress code in a movie theatre, except for the employees wearing uniforms.
I've never ever heard of anywhere having a dress code for its patrons...
Sure they do, look next time you go and I'd bet they have a sign saying you must wear a shirt and shoes. Most restaurants have a similar sign displayed.

Many upscale restaurants have stricter dress codes. One that immediately comes to mind is one of the top restaurants in New Orleans, Commander's Palace. You will notice on their home page:

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No shorts or t-shirts. Jackets preferred at dinner. Men must have closed-toe shoes.
Jackets preferred means if you do not arrive with one, they will provide one for you, which you are strongly encouraged to wear throughout your meal. Don't like it, they will ask you to leave.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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What a shame it would be to be so focused on ensuring one's "right" to wear shorts and flipflops or strapless gowns or saggy pants and a backward baseball cap to any event or locale that we lose sight of the joy of dressing to show respect for others and respect for certain events and milestones. That isn't the lesson I'd want to be sending my child.
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