Contributed photo                                 Photo posted of an 11-year-old’s banned top.                                 Photo posted of a top – worn by an 11-year-old – which was banned at an elementary school. (Contributed photo)

Contributed photo Photo posted of an 11-year-old’s banned top. Photo posted of a top – worn by an 11-year-old – which was banned at an elementary school. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: Closer look at student attire

Editor: Re: Dress code offers a lesson, Dec. 5 editorial.

Editor:

Re: Dress code offers a lesson, Dec. 5 editorial.

Good editorial; why weren’t the boys involved, as my wife said.

C’mon, Surrey school board, 12-year-old boys don’t give two hoots about the girls wearing off-the-shoulder blouses (Message received: ‘Don’t distract boys’, Dec. 5.) And if the teacher finds it to be a problem, move the boys.

As I remember, it wasn’t until about 15 that we started to take notice of certain girls. What kind of “code” do the high schools have?

A. Matches, Surrey

• • •

I have a very dear friend who teaches school.

I will quote him: “It absolutely annoys me when I have a female student who is wearing tank tops or daisy duke shorts. Sometimes I want to ask those parents if they think we are without feelings. Those students bend over to point something out or to share a point. I have to take a deep breath and tell myself, look away.”

Now, if he were to respond to those pubescent breast in his face then his career would be over.

Use common sense, parents.

And, grandma, if you buy a top that shows all, then do not blame the school if they tell her to cover up. They are not insulting her. They are protecting her and the boys and those male teachers who are human.

Christine Eden, Surrey

(Editor’s note: The Peace Arch News articles referenced an 11-year-old student in the outfit pictured above.)

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