Sometimes all that’s needed is a word or phrase to get an idea going. In this case, the phrase “the band played on” was my prompt. I was immediately bought to visions of a small town parade (in the rain).
If teachers want to be considered professionals, then their attire should reflect this request. Not only do the clothes define a person within his/her field, but it also presents a self-image of respect and professionalism to those in the community looking at those in the educational field.