The legal aspects of teacher dress and grooming in the United States

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Beverly Tyner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: Historically teachers have been restricted in dress and grooming more than have other citizens. In many instances teachers have been reprimanded or dismissed for appearing at work dressed or groomed in a manner considered unconventional by school officials and the citizenry in general. Although present restrictions on teacher dress and grooming are somewhat more flexible than those previously exercised, school officials still attempt to control many aspects of a teacher's appearance. As a result, the past two decades have seen significant litigation in the areas of teacher dress and grooming. The purpose of this study was to provide school officials with a comprehensive set of data concerning the legal aspects associated with the dress and grooming of teachers in the United States. The study also identified the constitutional protections given teachers in support of their chosen mode of dress and grooming and the reasons given by local school boards for regulating a teacher's appearance.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Teachers $x Costume $z United States
Teachers $x Legal status, laws, etc. $z United States
Teachers $x Health and hygiene $z United States

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