The Dress-Code Crackdown

American Voices ISSUE 37•31 Sep 5, 2001

Across the U.S., high schools are banning low-rise jeans, midriff-baring tops, and other skimpy articles of clothing. What do you think about the fashion crackdown?

  • “What I don't get is the super-low jeans where the thong straps peek out above the waistline. Why aren't those required?”

    Paul Cooper –
    Plumber

  • “Girls that young should not be wearing sexy outfits in school. I say dress them all in plaid skirts and knee-high stockings.”

    Nelson Wollersheim –
    Bond Trader

  • “I think girls who violate dress codes should be suspended and picked up from school by their mothers' boyfriends.”

    Lisa Hausherr –
    Social Worker

  • “The way the kids dress these days, it's becoming almost impossible to tell the sluts from the regular girls.”

    Tom Atack –
    Tom Atack

  • “Thank God for Maury Povich. He's doing his part by sending all those out-of-control, too-sexy teens to boot camp.”

    Michael Keller –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I don't know. I think some of those crotchless hot pants they sell in the JCPenney children's department are kind of cute.”

    Meredith Wakefield –
    Legal Secretary