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asiansarentnerdy
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SuperPerfundo
Con (against)
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7 Points

Do dress code in schools postively influence learning?

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asiansarentnerdy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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asiansarentnerdy

Pro

Okay, so I would appreciate anyone who accepts this debate.

I stand for this because if everyone dresses all strangely, then the students would be more focused on the clothes instead of the lesson. Thats the basis of my argument but I will develop my standpoint more as the rounds go on.
SuperPerfundo

Con

Even though they don't have a strict dress code or school uniforms, schools do keep kids from wearing profane or ridiculously distracting clothing. If a kid is distracted by apparel that is mildly out of the ordinary, then the student lacks an attention span anyway and would find a way to be distracted.

Whats more important is what we want kids to learn. School uniforms stem creativity and discourage kids from being an individual. With all of the new zeal for standardized tests and the four essential subjects (math, reading etc.), what being lost in the muck is expression and creativity. School children don't have a lot of opportunity for that anyway, so I think we should allow them to dress the way they want, within reason.

Thanks. Looking forward to hearing your response.
Debate Round No. 1
asiansarentnerdy

Pro

Yeah, thanks again for accepting this debate.

Schools should enstrict a policy of school uniforms so that the kids don't feel insecure about their clothing. If everyone else is wearing Abercrombie, Hollister, etc., and a person does not wear those clothes, they may feel insecure on the inside because they are the only ones who are not wearing name brands. We go to school to learn only, not to show off our clothes. We can do that on the weekend with our friends or whatever.
Also, certain types of obscure clothing could cause lots of conversation during class, which is detracting from the learning environment, because the kids are not paying attention to the lesson but instead focusing on the clothes that their peer may be wearing. Furthermore, if a large group of people are caught up in a certain fad of clothing at school you feel entitled to join that fad and buy the clothing. However, if you for some reason do not have the money, this may cause you to feel insecure inside.

Basically, clothing adds one more to a list of long distractions schools already face today. We do not need to make their problems any harder, so why not enforce school uniforms?
SuperPerfundo

Con

SuperPerfundo forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
asiansarentnerdy

Pro

Ahh, why?
SuperPerfundo

Con

Kids who would feel insecure about their clothing, or not be able to afford name brand trendy clothes, would have to purchase school uniforms. So, not only do the financially burdened parents have to buy normal street clothes, but a school uniform, probably several, as well.

School should be a place where we teach kids how to interact and succeed in the real world. What are they going to do in the real world when they feel insecure about their appearance?

Also, you forgot my argument about school dress regulations. Schools already ban crude clothing that may cause distraction. With this, your argument is not substantial. Nothing could distract kids significantly if we have already banned clothes that are distracting.

Furthermore, you are stifling creativity and self expression. In a school full of kids their own age, clothing is the only significant way most kids have of expressing themselves and attaining some degree of individuality.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lufz 3 years ago
lufz
metagal..
Posted by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
Weak debate, but Pro argued well enough to prevail. Con failed to establish that in K-12 that creativity is more important than focus.
Posted by SuperPerfundo 7 years ago
SuperPerfundo
Sorry for missing that round. Crazy weekend. Thanks for the debate. I enjoyed it.
Posted by asiansarentnerdy 7 years ago
asiansarentnerdy
im saying dress codes are good....my opponent is saying that they're bad
Posted by weather 7 years ago
weather
I don't understand, are you saying that a dress code is bad?
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