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Student teachers

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Wed, 5 Feb 1997 08:23:53 -0500 (EST)

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In a message dated 97-02-03 20:26:17 EST, you write:

<< I think that she would be so attractive and look more like
she cared if she put on some make-up and tied back her hair.
Is this something that I should address or leave alone? Maybe this is
going too far. >>

Yes, I think it might be. Unless, when you look at a male teacher, you say
to yourself "he could use some blush" I think make-up should be left to the
individual. Hair? Again, that somehow seems more personal. I myself have
hair way past my shoulders, which sometimes I wear down, and sometimes tied
back. I also happen to be male, but in my mind if long hair is acceptable on
some people, it should be acceptable on all. In all my interviewing no one
commented on the length of my hair, which said to me that the administration
had their eye on more meaningful indicators of my worth as a teacher and a
role model.

I'm not quite sure why I draw a line between clothing and other aspects of
appearance. Sometimes I wish EVERYONE dressed in a manner that made them the
most comfortable, but in seeing the current protocol, I adhere to it.

I do jump into my jeans the first thing when I get home.

Duffy Franco
Norwalk High School
Norwalk, CT

Duffy Franco

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