My kids tend to fill me in on the topics that outrage them at school each day. It is usually about how a teacher handled a situation or a kid who was irate in class. Yesterday’s news was that a teacher told a kid (these are 8th graders) to leave her classroom and not come back until he changed his shirt. He was wearing a Hooters shirt. My first gut reaction was there are kids going to school with much more inappropriate clothing and what happens…nothing. Sure there are rules in place about how long the shorts need to be and how high the shirts need to be but are they enforced? Hardly. However, a t-shirt with the word Hooters written on it got this boy kicked out of class.
This brings me to the 8th grade class who recently took a field trip to Baltimore and had lunch at the local Hooters restaurant. Apparently the group had to split up and a group of 15-20 students and their chaperones ended up having lunch at Hooters.
Would you as a parent have a problem with this?
I admit, my kids have been to Hooters. Yes it is a restaurant where the focus is basically on the waitresses more than the food (however the wings are actually really good), but my thought is this is not something they don’t see everywhere. Seriously, you see more in the mall than at a Hooters restaurant. That being said, I am not sure as a chaperone I would bring the group there.
As far as the shirt, um…well my son has one, however he is not allowed to wear it to school.
So, what are your thoughts?