When I was teaching in a prep school in China, dress codes were enforced by female employees who went from classroom to classroom, inspecting the students, and making notes about who was violating the dress code such that consequences could be meted out afterwards. In western schools, on the other hand, I was afraid to even point out violations of the dress code, on account of teenagers' collective reputation for calling male teachers pedophiles for enforcing it. Make no mistake, this was a selfish, cowardly act of appeasement on my part. A person of honour would feel even MORE compelled to enforce the dress code, not less, if only to fight back against such slanderers. (Fortunately, the western schools at which I taught were cold enough that obvious enough dress code violations causing any obvious harm weren't a thing anyway.) That and I've since changed careers. But I don't think it's realistic to expect people to endure false accusations of just about one of the worst things a teacher could be, just to enforce dress codes that could be enforced some other way. Why isn't the rest of the world doing what that prep school in China does? Is it because they're afraid to have anything in common with China? That'd be like saying Hitler ate sugar. Is it because they're afraid to subject any female employee to the tedious burden of inspecting students' appearance? If so, why is it any more acceptable to subject any janitor; male or female; to the tedious burden of cleaning up messes students made? Do they really think accusations of being a pedophile are as damaging if one's a woman as if one's a man? Do they secretly side with those slanderers on opposition to the dress code? If so, why do they re-elect school board trustees who support dress codes? (Or for that matter, why do they not ask themselves why they are on the same side of the issue as such slanderers?) Do they secretly side with those slanderers on making male teachers out to be inherently pedophiles? If so, why do they re-elect school board trustees who hire men as teachers at all? I say the rest of the world needs to immediately do what that prep school did. Every voter, in every school board election, has a decision to make; you can stand with us, or you can stand with the slanderers.