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Dress codes

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Started: 3/16/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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applepieandcloudyskies

Con

Last September, a principal from New York City had 2 students wear garbage bag skirts to class because they had broken the dress code and wore jeans instead of the regular uniform bottoms. This is embarrassing for both the students and the school. It's unnecessary and could have been easily avoided by not requiring the dress code. This leads us to what this whole debate is about, dress codes. To begin, let's start with some background knowledge. In 1994, dress codes began to be required in some schools and it's quite obvious that this has spread from the small school in California where it started. Dress codes are known for being a bit expensive, in fact, Americans spend around 1 billion per year on school uniforms. That's quite a lot of money. That leads us to our first reason why dress codes should not be required, they're too expensive. Another reason that dress codes shouldn't be required is that they affect a student's self image. Imagine wearing an outfit that you think looks horrible on you. Now imagine wearing it everyday. This is how uniforms effect students who feel that they don't look good in their uniforms. Our last reason is that without an uniform, students can learn adult skills that can help them later on in life. By looking at these reasons, a person could easily tell that without a dress code, things could be a lot better.
SactownBoom

Pro

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Debate Round No. 1
applepieandcloudyskies

Con

Thank you for accepting my challenge.

Dress codes are not cheap. In fact, each year Americans (in total) spend more than 1 billion dollars per year on uniforms. That's quite a lot of money, especially for those families who are having financial troubles. Families with financial troubles need to spend their money on school essentials. Families should be spending money on food or other essentials at home instead of saving for school uniforms. Families should also be saving for school supplies that are essentials. This includes notebooks, pens, pencils, and other very important items. Obviously, this in total can cost a good amount of money. But due to the uniform prices, the money meant for school supplies is going to uniforms.* This is all very unnecessary because some students don't even want to wear the uniforms and some students have growing bodies that need clothing pieces that fit comfortably. This is why we shouldn't have dress codes
SactownBoom

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
applepieandcloudyskies

Con

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SactownBoom

Pro

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applepieandcloudyskies

Con

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SactownBoom

Pro

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applepieandcloudyskies

Con

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Pro

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