Should Students Have Dress Codes?
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- Modesty in today's society has plummeted
- A school uniform eliminates the possibility of peer pressure in dress and equalizes those who wear it
- A school uniform saves the trouble of enforcing dress standards
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Modesty in today's society has plummeted
This is clearly seen in today's clothing standards. If you don't believe me, simply look at today's pop stars (Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, etc.). I am not commenting on their music, but merely the role model they portray to young individuals today.
A school uniform eliminates the possibility of peer pressure in dress and equalizes those who wear it
I believe a common stereotype is that of British school children in their school clothes (Chronicles of Narnia..?) The point being is that those families that may have lower income than other families could not afford better clothes for their children. As commonly addressed in public schools, fashion has much to do with what people wear. A school uniform applies equality among all individuals and gives an excellent option to those that may not be able to afford better clothes.
A school uniform saves the trouble of enforcing dress standards
Dress standards are and must be enforced. I will use my own school as an example. If a girl walks into school with too much cleavage exposed, the principal or any of his assistants/teachers have the right to tell them to cover up or go home and change. Unfortunately, my school does not have the benefit of school uniforms. If school uniforms were put into place, it would eliminate the need for dress enforcement altogether.
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