Minnetonka principal’s plea: 'Cover your butts up'

  • Article by: KELLY SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 14, 2012 - 9:25 AM

The principal sent a letter to parents Monday asking them to remind girls to 'keep covered up.'

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FrankLNov. 14, 12 9:09 AM

To the question of where are the parents? They're at work, something most Obama voters don't understand.

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blwhiteNov. 14, 12 9:11 AM

Can anyone envision Phase Two of this? Minnetonka moms standing on a bridge with signs pleading for their high school daughters to wear leggings and crying how they were able to wear them when they were in school...and then to get a high-powered female in the state to plead to their school board.

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marathongirlNov. 14, 12 9:20 AM

"After Traci Colwell saw it, she sat down with her 14-year-old daughter to talk about how to appropriately wear yoga pants to school. "I said, 'See, I'm not the only one to feel this way,'" she said. "It's gotten way out of control the way kids dress."" -- Thing is, the parents should be teaching their kids what is and is not appropriate. I was at Easter Mass one year and a girl was wearing a denim skirt that was frayed at the bottom and barely covered her butt, and was with her parents...she was 14 or 15...why didn't the parents issue some control over the situation? It's about raising your kids with sense and how to act and dress and be in certain situations.

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d434478Nov. 14, 12 9:23 AM

My daughter grew up wearing uniforms...it is an equalizer, cheaper, diminishes clothes competition...a good thing. At her school...no way to break the rules. And in high school, they allowed no logos on anything. But more importantly, is structure. When you go off to work in the real world, get ready for "you don't always get your way". I agree parents should be the monitor but today...kids rule the roost in many homes with parents afraid to set down the law. So way to go, Mr. Principal.

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SammyBoyNov. 14, 12 9:25 AM

Just to clarify, I don't agree with uniforms in any way. Outside a few select workplaces, uniforms are not used in general. To force students into a uniform would still present the problem the workplaces with a dress code currently face: People either don't know what business casual, business formal, or even that kind of casual that is okay in the workplace, but still a step above t-shirt and jeans, means. If we force a uniform on students, we will just have the added problems that they don't know how to dress appropriately for the situation, they haven't developed any kind sense of fashion and how it can (for better or worse) establish a first impression, and just like that first year of college, the temptation of being able to "wear what you want" will probably cause even more problems with situationally inappropriate attire (muscle shirt and board shorts okay at the beach, not so much at the office). If we are going to push schools to become training grounds for the next generation's workforce, then we probably should accept that we need to add workplace rules around attire.

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andersod62Nov. 14, 12 9:27 AM

"Until the right wing starts screaming about the rise in taxes to accommodate uniforms." - - - Falcon, why would taxes rise to accommodate uniforms...?. You my friend proceed from a false starting point, we will not have to worry about taxes rising because the schools will NOT be paying for the uniforms. Parents will be.

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scottnycNov. 14, 12 9:39 AM

FrankL, do you ever give it a rest? What does this have to do with Obama? Can't you just go down to the corner bar and mutter into your beer like a "traditional" grouch?

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maguayNov. 14, 12 9:40 AM

Leggings are on the TLC Style list of "10 things no one should wear. Ever". Having said that I remember some of the things we wore in the 70's - miniskirts that barely covered our butts, hot pants, halter tops and see through shirts with no bra underneath.

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jdoten55Nov. 14, 12 9:43 AM

I work in the public schools and i see girls wearing these spandex pants almost everyday at my middle school. I understand that maybe some girls think that they are comfortable but what we need to teach them is that there is a time and place to wear very casual and comfortable clothing and then there is a time and place to dress more modest and professional. These girls (and boys) need to understand when they grow older and enter the work force dressing like that will not be tollirated ( ex. Buisness casual). Might as well teach them now that they are at school to LEARN not to exibit their own questionable attention gaining fasion trends! Thus i totally support and agree with this principal.

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Thumper5316Nov. 14, 1210:06 AM

@maguay..."Having said that I remember some of the things we wore in the 70's - miniskirts that barely covered our butts, hot pants, halter tops and see through shirts with no bra underneath." I grew up in the 70's as well. I remember those 'fashions'. However, they were not fashions that I was allowed to wear in any way, shape, or form. My mom would regularly go through my clothing and toss out anything she felt her daughter would not be caught dead in. I whined, cried and she didn't care if I did or not. When my boys were growing up I would hand young ladies that came into the house with too much exposure a shirt to wear while in the house. Boys with hanging pants would receive a belt. If they didn't like it they knew where the door was and they were welcome once they knew how to dress appropriately. Parents today don't know how to parent anymore. They are too worried about whether their kids like them or not.

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