Look: This Atlanta Teacher’s Form-Fitting Dress Has Created a Twitter War

091416-national-this-atlanta-teachers-form-fitting-dress-patrice-brown.jpg (Photo: Patrice Brown via Twitter)

Look: This Atlanta Teacher’s Form-Fitting Dress Has Created a Twitter War

Do you think the criticism of Patrice Brown is fair?

Published September 12, 2016


Atlanta Public School sent out the following statement:

"Atlanta Public Schools can confirm that Patrice Brown is a paraprofessional employed with the district. She was given guidance regarding the APS employee dress code, the use of social media, and Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, and she has been cooperative in addressing her presence on social media."

The teacher has made all of her social media accounts private.


An Atlanta teacher shared photos of herself inside the classroom which resulted in a polarizing debate about dress codes. 

Fourth grade teacher Patrice “Tricey” Brown became a viral sensation over the weekend when more people started noticing her photos on Instagram. At first, Tricey appears to be an extremely attractive and well-dressed woman, yet after some noticed that many of her pictures take place in a classroom, a debate over her dress ensued.

A photo posted by Paris Monroe (@triceyl__) on

A photo posted by Paris Monroe (@triceyl__) on

A photo posted by Paris Monroe (@triceyl__) on

One woman (@Sauniell) said on Twitter:

“A 4th grade teacher wearing stilettos in the classroom? See…everyone wants to question the teacher. I want to question the administrators that let it fly.” 

At first many came to the aid of the teacher and claimed that the only reason people had issues with her form-fitting dress is because of the full form that fills it out.

Yet, others pointed out that her figure in combination with the dress would make parents of young children, specifically of little boys, uncomfortable.

@ThatDudeMCFLY I think that is exactly why people are saying it's inappropriate, especially around little boys. But to each their own.

— BURGUNDY✨ (@_NatashaMishel) September 12, 2016

The real question here is whether or not a teacher who some deemed less attractive in a similar dress would receive that same amount of conversation. Should a teacher who happens to be very attractive have to worry about her dress or body being a distraction? Are attractive male teachers questioned the same way?

Clearly, this debate could go on and on. What do you think about Tricey’s clothes? Let us know in the comment section.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Patrice Brown via Instagram)


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