Should schools strictly enforce dress codes?
The dress code is really not fair students should be allowed to dress in a way that feels most sutible to them and the dress cod currently feels very lementing for students they are very bad and unfair and veary uneven they dont allow us to be ourselves and express our veiws
If it has been proven to decrease violence and increase grades, then so be it.
"Person's right to express themselves"
I never fully understood this. How do you express yourselves with clothes?
1. Most people don't care about clothes.
2. Even if they do care about clothes, they just wear it because they thing it looks good.
There is not very much "expression" in wearing clothes.
It's a public school guys. From the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeir case, the school has censorship rights. Also, you signed a code of conduct AND you go to a public school, so enough about that 1st amendment junk. So stop freaking out about everything about comfort and freedom of assembley. Because, trust me, you know you signed the code of conduct.
By having uniforms teacher and staff can quickly recognize who is meant to be in the school grounds and who isn't this improves security especially in high schools. On school excursions and events kids are also easy to recognize.
It also eliminates the competitive culture created by dress, all kids wear the same and must be judged on less superficial things thatbwhatnthey wear or how much money they have. School uniforms are a great equalizer.
School uniforms help to create pride in ones school and a sense of belonging.
Individuals attend schools (in general) to develop their ability to become marketable in the near future, should education be the ONLY focus? shouldn't one aspire to begin selling themselves professionally at first glance. The one chance of creating a first impression shouldn't be regretted after the fact. Whether it's elementary, high school or college it is an individual's responsibility to make a lasting impression upon others and through or while doing so we create internal impressions of ourselves by build self confidence, a positive self image, and self respect. Freedom of expression doesn't have to be mini skirts, short shorts, baggy pants, offensive language to name a few, how about expressing one's self in a positive light to be a role model to others, or to be admired and emulated by others. Prepare for that one unexpected moment that could change your career path forever just because you dressed the part!
School dress codes are already relaxed enough, and students need to have practice for when they're in a work environment. Also, if a dress code isn't enforced enough and people are wearing what they want, it can create a bad impression for them, and can lead to people calling them rude things.
This is a great idea because I hate seeing kids getting bullied because of the clothes they wear. This often happens just for the length, style or simple stains on clothing. Kids may complain but it is worth having a uniform to stop bullying. "We are starting to crack down on bulling" says Stand Up Influence. "Kids need to start acting their age."
Dress codes and uniforms can help reduce the potential for conflict by;
1. Reducing conflict stemming from socio-economic status, i.e., conflicts stemming from comments and personal attacks about who has better clothing and so on.
2. Reducing ways in which gang members can identify themselves which, in essence, is a form of intimidation and creates fear.
3. Reduces the risk of students being robbed to and from school, or for that matter in school, of expensive clothing, jewelry, etc.
4. In the case of uniforms, could help school administrators identify non-students, trespassers, and other visitors in the hallways who stand out in the crowd.
In Public schools today, many people love the freedom that comes with a free dress code. No uniforms. No guidelines. You can show as much or as little is you want- your choice. Should it really be that way? Should we really be giving our students the liberty to opening wear immodest and racy items just because “it’s the fashion” or “ It makes people look at me.” Instead of sending a good message, are we really sending a bad one?
If schools tighten dress codes, such as installing a uniform, or cracking down on punishment for improper dressing items, these actions can ultimately reduce pressure and offences to others. Many kids either do not have the resources for the “best and the greatest” or plainly have no desire or intention to do so in a way that tells the whole world “hey, I’m here and you can do nothing to stop me.” Some of the clothing items seen in schools today are downright offensive. It is almost as if the clothes can talk, and they are saying that the lowest, tightest and shortest is the key to success. People have no knowledge of offending someone. The greedy nature that we posses overpowers the logic and mentality we have. Worldly expectation of “show it all” have corrupted our society- and have come to terrorize our schools.
If more schools enforce dress codes, the standard of modesty in America will rise.
Having a set guidelines for school attire is agreeable for high school students due to the fact that it will help prepare them for any future jobs they may have that enforces a dress code, and it will help them develop a higher form of respect for themselves, and other individuals around them. i go to a school with a strict dress code, and i honestly think its extremely helpful. We dont have girls walking around with their shirts half hanging off and most of our guys dress way better than the other guys with "swag." And to those of you who think that student cant "discover" themselves if there is a dress code, that doesnt hinder anyone on any such thing. They can wear whatever they want off campus, and school is for learning, not for showing off someone's body.... *coming from a 16 year old girl*
If schools had dress codes every student and staff would look in unison, and look very professional. If our students would dress like they are ready to learn, they will and be smarter. Also the work force has a dress code, so why shouldn't our students have a dress code. It will get our students ready for the work force so its not a surprise when they are expected to dress professoial and not allowed just to where just T-shirts and jeans or sweats.
I am a teacher at a high school. It has become ridiculous how lax we have become in not enforcing our rules. The girls are barely clothed and I do not know how the boys keep their pants from not falling down. I believe especially what the girls are wearing is a distraction from learning. Boys are paying too much attention to the girls bare skin instead of to their studies.
First of all, enabling equality is a very important factor in our society. Equality, by definition, is the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability. By asserting a dress code into a high school, restaurant, or military this sense of being equal would be highly apparent. Therefore, reducing bullying, insecurities, and setting a guideline. An example is if a person is wearing a type of clothing that lacks a high quality label, he and or she could quite possibly be bullied for it.
I don't see how dressing with shorts that show your bottom and tank tops where you can see your bra is known as 'expressing yourself.' If you're so eager to stand out make a name for yourself instead of dressing like a skank! And let's not forget school is supposed to be about learning.
Dressing inappropriately will affect the reputation of the institution as the dress worn by the students of the institution represent the values of the institute. Dress is not to hide our body but to express our family values and culture to which we belong. If it is related to dress code in institutions then there should be some uniformity or it will be like a fashion show going on every day and time.
If dress code suits you then you don't worry about what others say about you because they may be jealous of you. It is good having a cool dress code sometimes and according to need, you change your dress code to let others know how you manage to look good everywhere.
Clothing does not make a person. Personality and character does so the argument about freedom of choice doesn't really apply here.You have a choice not to go to that school if you dislike it. You are at school to learn, not to impress people or to make a fashion statement. School should be the one place where children don't have to worry about differences in their parents wages.
we dont want kids to dress badly or to get the wrong idea. We want people to learn the right thing early and to not dress like sex objects. It wont distract other kids or make them uncomfortable. It teaches them to dress appropratly in the future and to become better people.
Rules are set to be followed and are set for a reason. If rules aren't enforced, people don't follow other rules, which lead to many problems. I don't care about "freedom of expression."
While I am against strict dress codes (we are not 1930's Germany), I believe a more relaxed dress code should be installed in schools. Colorful nondescript clothing like a simple polo shirt and blue jeans should be fine. It promotes individuality (just like the real world does), helps find identity and there is no difference in test scores. Children are not made from cookie cutters. Educators need to learn that having kids wear uniforms does not stop bullying, doesn't stop gang violence (there are gang members in school too), does not improve test scores and does not stop a student from growing up. As George Carlin once said, "If a kid can handle the violence at home, he oughta be able to handle the violence at school."
Even though I am against school uniforms I still am largely in favor of at least enforcing dress codes. I hate it when im walking up a flight of stairs and this 300 pound chick in front of me is sagging like crazy showing off her thong that is just being sucked into her.
A dress code helps everyone. It keeps the mind focused on school and school work and off all the various distractions created by those wishing to gain attention and admiration from their peers. Away from school, it is up to the parents and the child to determine what is appropriate. Both young men and young women need to understand the purpose of school and the purpose of rules. Freedom of expression can be accomplished through other means besides one's clothing. I have noticed that the trend for school girls attire is becoming way too revealing of their entire body to the point of distraction. Is this a form of expression? What exactly are they expressing? Children can express themselves through their writing, through their behavior and through art. It is not necessary for them to express their anger, rebellion, need for attention and sexuality when the purpose of school is to learn and to develop a sense of self. It should not be a place for sex, drugs and fights.
I am still in high school and I believe students should have a dress code because the majority of students "dress to impress" and they focus more on looking good and trying to impress people rather then focus on school like they should be. I have been to a high school with a very strict dress code and it was good because the graduation rate was higher than a high school without one.
if students start wearing inappropriate clothing then it will become a distraction in class and it will persuade other students to wear the same things. Parents may pull their students out of school for seeing or experiencing inappropriate things. dresscode should be enforced but not to the point where students are only allowed to wear clothing that consists of only jeans and long sleeves thats going to far on the subject.
Teachers' and staff worry about us because of what we wear but, why should they care we students wear what we wear to express our-selves and some just wear what they want for the heck of it. Personaly in my opinion dress codes are just a whole bunch of organized words that mean nothing. Yes, we are at school to learn but that doesn't mean we can't express our-selves during the time period. The way you dress represents you, it shows that your origanal and unique and not just ORDINARY it shows you are your-self, and it shows your creativity. I mean I go to a Public School with no uniforms but, we still have school dress code rules like no spaghetti [slim] straps or no sagging and if your to wear a shirt it has to be at least be wider than 3 of your fingers put together. Rules that don't say alot take away alot of things like our origanality, our creativity, and our uniqeness and makes some students feel insicure like their just like everyone else and i'm telling you right now thats not the best feeling in the world.
I just feel like it would decrease the amount of stress we all have on whether we look good or not for others. If we wear the same thing, then who cares. Also it is disturbing and uncomfortable for me to walk down the high school hallways and see girls with too much skin and guys wearing inappropriate shirts with sagging pants. Not to say that everyone does this, but the majority do. Dress codes would relieve the uncomfortable stance in us all as well as fellow officials.
Dress codes can reduce safety risk as well. When everyone is wearing a polo it makes it a lot easier for the faculty to spot an outsider. Also, since the clothes are form fitting it becomes harder to conceal a weapon. They can also help girls know they do not have to show skin to gain attention. Professional can look as sexy as a pair of jeans can. It instills confidence. Yes, you will feel ridiculous in the khakis and polo, but everyone looks silly so it's okay. School isn't a fashion show.
Imagine the distractions that would occur if girls walked around in midriff-baring shirts and boys let their boxers hang out in the hallways. Maybe dress codes shouldn't be so strict, but it should at least ban students from distracting clothing. If you want to express yourself, do it outside of school. If you really want an education, you'll probably deal with a few years of having your clothing regulated.
Dress codes are something that shows equality among all students. I've been to a school with a dress code and it was nothing to worry about. I didn't have to worry about what would wear the day after and I think it is formal. Also, when everyone's wearing basically the same thing, there's less distraction from a boy to a girl or a girl to a boy. About freedom of expression, you can do that anywhere else. Its just one less place out of a million. So deal with it teenagers. In the future, you will be asked to dress up professionally.
Some students don't like to be left out and sometimes students get bullied because of the clothes they wear in school. Students can be safe if they wear uniforms and don't get bullied because all the students wear the same clothes to school. Students must wear uniforms to prevent bullying or danger in school.
Dress codes will minimalize time waste choosing clothes to wear. I am a teenager that is crazy about fashion. For me, dress code is a great help to reduce time to choose clothes. Some of my friends say that dress code is killing our freedom. However, for me, dress code makes our life easier.
Many schools don't have a dress code, but most of the private schools do. In many schools, kids can wear whatever the want, even clothes that are not appropriate for the grade/school they are in. Dress codes will help all the teachers, students and even parents. The students won't get to wear anything they want, the parents won't have to worry about the child's choice and the teachers wont have to deal with what the kids are wearing.
Many schools don't have dress codes, but most of the private schools do. Kids can wear whatever the want, even clothes that are not appropriate for the grade or school they are in. Dress codes will help all the teachers, students and even parents. The students won't get to wear anything they want, the parents won't have to worry about the children's choices and the teachers won't have to deal with what the kids are wearing.
I think that dress codes should be enforced at school because otherwise kids could have too much freedom and wear clothing that may offend other students at the school. Also if little kids are around they may see things that 5 or 6 years olds shouldn't know about till a much older age. I don't understand why people don't want a dress code at school. I bet some people who said no have kids maybe that are 5 to 9 years old. Imagine at school a boy that is 10 or 11 walks in with a shirt that has curse words on it. I'm not a parent but I would not want my kids to see that and I doubt you would to. So I say that dress code should be enforced at school.
Dress codes do serve a purpose and should enforced. It may sound nice to say that students should wear what they wish but, in reality, some clothing, or lack of clothing, can be very distracting. For example, a t-shirt which contains an offensive slogan could potentially offend many students, and create fights or arguments in the classroom.
Although you do have the right to express yourself, you agreed to go to a PUBLIC school and most likely agreed to the policy and student conduct guidelines at the beginning of the year. You accepted and now you need to face the consequences. Don't spew some reference to "rights", they agreed to it and the law legalizes the authority of binding agreements, whether they bothered reading it or not. Don't like it, request homeschooling or grow up.
So many problems would be solved if schools enforced dress codes. Kids should learn early on to dress appropiately and professionally. This will help a lot not only when they are older, but will also make them feel more in control about themselves. Expression is just a lame excuse - if every teen that says they need to express themselves can write atleast a paragraph explaining what exactly they are expressing, than go ahead.
Students crave structure or belonging within themselves. If we can't create that we are sending them to fail and struggle with life. Basically going blind through life. It also would improve on students grades and pride within there school. Dress codes that are enforced can provide structure and a sense of belonging for students.
I went from a strict southern Baptist private school to a school that lacked dress standards. We should as students have a dress code that enforces certain things. Like skirts and shorts must be longer than a certain length. And jeans can't be overly ripped. This is coming from a teenager in eleventh grade.
Kids are known to act more mature in uniform clothes or dress code. When kids wear short shorts or their pants down too low, they act disrespectful because they think they are top notch. Kids should have a strict dress code in account of behavioral issues. I am very close to a kid, and I for one actually feel uncomfortable when girls walk around in camisoles and short shorts and boys dance around in sagging pants. We need a dress code!
-close to a kid
a dress code can be a very good thing, it keeps students from wearing inappropriate clothing to school. It is definitely helpful in that students don't have to worry about what they are going to wear. They don't have to spend all that money on clothes to look good at school, or worry about wearing the same thing twice in one week.
My school is good how it has only t-shirt uniforms. The thing is there are many different designs of t-shirts you can get. For instance they offer 4 different designs for each new year, but you can wear any of the previously sold designs. For instance you can wear a shirt that was sold 6 years ago. You can even wear a club t-shirt or sports jersey. With all these t-shirts, there are many different shirts worn at my school and I like it, because you can wear a certain design and are not the same as everyone else, while still adhering to the dress code.
Students will still be able to express themselves with a dress code. The dress code doesn't hide who they are. Dress codes make it to where you don't have to see people showing there boobs, or butts. I do not think anyone really wants to have to go to school seeing that every day. You shouldn't have to worry about how low your shirt is. Or how much of you butt you show. You should have to worry about school work.
I have been in multiple situations with kids in dress code, and kids not in dress code. The difference between their behavior is obvious. While one group is behaved and has a determination to get things done, the other has a hard time controlling themselves. For people at school who want to get things done, or even socialize, dress code is the way to go. It's been proven by multiple psychologists that dress code improves behavior and grades.
Having uniforms means that you don't spend loads of time the night before or that morning deciding what to wear. The majority of people take a lot of time deciding on what they wear. A uniform eliminates this problem and frees up time for other activities. It costs less overall, how much do you think you'd spend on outfits for a school year?
Student will be in a more positive learning environment. They also need to know how to dress appropriately for work-like situations. If they do now establish this now, then when will they!? This is not about taking away their freedom of expression of personality it is about minimizing distractions that can take away from a positive and successful learning environment.
Here's an example: my child's best friend is in summer shorts and a hoodie sweatshirt- no coat in the middle of February when it's 10deg f outside. It's "cool." Children will push the limits and become creative, find ways to express their styles, even in schools that wear uniforms. Children need to be safely dressed for weather, and dressed age appropriately. We have dress codes at work; how do we expect children to learn if we don't start young. I know my children will be dressed appropriately- but it is obvious all do not.
School is a place to get a good education. Uniforms help relieve stress of what you're going to wear that day. When you get home, then you can become the person that you want to be and look the way you want. But while you are at school, you need to focus on the things that matter in life.
It keeps people from expressing who they are, and without that, everyone would be the same. It takes our voice away; the voice we fought and won from England. In the Constitution it says freedom to express, so let us express whether we are mental or sane, we have rights. People can't take are rights. We will fight back.
that are lame and for prep schools
I'm from Turkey and in here we had a strict dress code in all schools till this year. My school is one of the first schools that started it and I want to say that after all this year is much more relaxing. Before I had more stress about how can I personalize my clothing, but now everyone wears different clothes so people hardly pay attention.
I think that there shouldn't be a dress code because girls and boys will still get distracted from one another. Also like some people said, it'll just make you not like school even more!We're actually having a debate of this and I think there shouldn't be a dress code. People need to express themselves and plus we are already following the rules. We just need a little freedom please.
Kids would get bullied for other things and it may lead to race issues and might make things so much worst. If a kid had one pair of dress pants and got it dirty. He would brake the code the following day and get yelled at by his head master.
People fought and died for the right to be free so I say that we be free of uniforms. It is not fair to us and I know people will say, "Oh well, life is not fair." Screw that. NO UNIFORMS AND WE ALSO DESERVE RESPECT! The uniforms are making me mad.
No, if clothes are covering the underwear, they should be allowed. There is no reason why they shouldn't be. I mean, really? Times do change, and you should, believe it or not, get used to it. Schools with uniforms bar self expression, and this is one step away from that blatant tyranny.
Our clothing is another way of expression, you can tell how someone fells and is like in the way that they dress. When you take that away people can get upset at one another because there are people how cant stand looking like someone else in there life. I have to brother Jacob and Jordan they are twins and were compared for years until they got to the age of about 15 then they looked nothing alike, But they hate sharing a room sharing clothes and being compared of wearing the same cloths they cant stand it. Like most people don't like to be compared to one another, people don't like to look the same they don't like the fact that they have no choice to what they get to wear and UNIFORMS ARE NOT COOL!!!!!!
Kids like their freedom and this is basically taking away their freedom to express themselves. Some of you might not believe that clothes can express yourself but it does. Sure, you should enforce it if they wear inappropriate clothing but the school shouldn't prevent them from wearing what they want to wear.
If someone else wants to wear shorts that are way to short, thats fine. It's what THEY want to do. We should not be telling other people what to do and how to live. If you want to dress modestly, then you do that. It's your life. People should be allowed to dress however they want to, but not because of "discovering yourself", but because it's your life. If somebody wants to fail out of school and live with their mom, I'm fine with that because it's none of my business. I don't know about you guys but when I look around, I don't see bra straps sticking out, cropped tees, short (x10) shorts on every person that I see. Almost 85% of the students you see will dress modestly. It's only the "popular" people that you are seeing.
Dress codes are preventing people from being who they are. When we're told to be ourselves. People need to make up their mind about us, or just let us decide. We'll pick who we are, no one can change that. Schools, teachers, parents, and the government are telling us to be ourselves, and then they go ahead and make us wear certain things. We're us, let us pick. Not you. Us.
The last thing students have to express themselves is the way that they dress. Does that have to be taken away? How would you feel if all your expression was taken from you. You would not enjoy it. If schools enforce dress codes then the students will not be able to express their individuality.
A strict dress code makes students less confident. There should be a dress code but I think it should allow more variety of clothing. For example, why don't schools allow students to wear tank tops? What is so provocative about showing your shoulders? Another example is hats, which are sometimes even worn for religious reasons.
It is not fair because lots of people like to short skirts and other personalized items. There are things that people buy but do not get to wear at school. I have clothing items that I would like to wear but can not because of the rules in place at my school.
I'm in a high school that has a pretty strict dress code, and I hate the way I look when I go to school, and my dress code affects the way I look outside of school as well by limiting the piercings I can have and the way I color and cut my hair. The clothes that I am forced to wear are also an issue for me; I am uncomfortable with the way I look and feel in them. I'm made to wear a button down shirt or a polo and dress pants or a knee-length skirt or dress to school. I feel uncomfortable wearing these kind of shirts because it's very hard for me to find any that fit correctly. I'm either wearing something that is a size or more to large for me, or my breasts are popping out of my shirt. I don't like it, it makes me feel unattractive, unconfident, and vulnerable. Dress pants are generally uncomfortable to wear, and as I have long legs and small hips, it's very hard for me to find a skirt that I can wear to school. As for dresses, many of them are now high-low hemmed, so they come up far above me knees in the front. It is also more expensive for families to buy these clothes, as they cost more than regular clothes to begin with, and families now need to buy school clothes as well as clothes to wear on the weekends and on days without school. When I feel uncomfortable in my school's environment, it makes it harder for me to reach my full academic potential. School is not just about classes, it's also about community and acceptance, and I do not feel accepted in my school's community. The strict dress code there is hindering my ability to learn and participate in the academic community. I do think that there should be some dress code, but nothing near what there is in many schools. I don't see why it matters is I wear shorts and a t-shirt to school when it's hot, and I certainly know that i think better and feel more safe, accepted, and comfortable when I can dress the way I like to dress.
Teachers and administrators are supposed to be worried about our education, not about how we look. I know some students take it overboard and wear skimpy clothes and inappropriate stuff, but they could set limits on what people wear. Why are we so trapped? Girls should not be allowed to wear short shorts and boys can not sag their pants and no distracting jewelry and hairdos. Focus on the grades. Teachers are so focused on how the students look that they forget that why we are really here is to learn and to get an education. Teachers don't even notice that half of these kids are failing because of failure to provide the right teaching skills.
Wearing your own clothing and fashion and style, makes you the person you are and no one should take that away. It's what makes you, you. Part of being in America is to have freedom of choice, the choice to wear what you want. So thats why we should express who we our in our clothing
The arguments in favor are fairly poor. You don't need to "prepare" students for jobs that require dress codes, because following a dress code is not a skill, it's a very easily implementable instruction that requires no practice.
Furthermore, the older generation doesn't get to decide what is appropriate or professional attire for the next generation once it is in power. People are still learning about themselves in high school, and part of that is self-expression.
I wore shorts today that were near my fingertips, mid-thigh and a substitute teacher said I was wearing "booty shorts", I found it slightly offensive that a teacher who does not know me as a student and a person personally would say something like this to me. I came here to school to learn, not flaunt my legs or my butt off to "distract boys".
Besides I am getting fed up with all this dress codes for girls. All the dress codes for guys was "don't show your boxers" while we, most girls, get slammed with everything we wear. On certain circumstances, yes they should enforce dress codes, but not a strict one.
Students should be able to express themselves the way they want to. I get that girls shouldn't be showing their stomach or cleavage, but they shouldn't limit students choices. For example, some people's parents don't have a lot of money. So, it's easier to buy yoga pants, sweats, or track pants rather than jeans.
We need to have the freedom of choosing what we want to wear and where we want to wear it. Clothing can represent you sometimes, so taking that part away is taking a chunk of our personality away! And if fashion is something important to us than why should schools be able to take that away and make us wear skirts that make us look like nuns?
In most schools, people make fun of you when you wear the same uniform for three days. Blue shirt, black pants, no hat. It gets tiring. However, it does eliminate some bullying. Also, uniforms may not always exactly fit a child. So when they have a loose belt, tight pants, and an unmatching shirt, they have a high chance of being bullied.
Students can not express themselves. They should be able to wear whatever they would like to wear and what makes them feel as comfortable. Having dress codes is just forcing the students to wear something that some do not like. Also, the students might not like how they look in the clothes.
I think dress code is the stupidest thing ever! Why can't we dress the way WE TEENS want?! If it was up to me there wouldn't be such thing as a dress code. According to the U.S. Constitution, people have freedom of expression and it CAN NOT be taken away. So if your someone who wants dress code, you better GET OUT, becuase people who make you dress the way THEY want you to, there taking away you personial rights. It's time to step up to teachers and schools to stop tacking away OUR way!
I go to an incredibly strict school that prides itself on the uniform. However, because the rules are so strict, everyone is rebelling. All of the girls are dying their hair, and bearing the consequences. In high school, the students are at the age where they are trying to find who they are and what they want to look like. This means experimenting with different styles, colours and clothing. The school claims the uniform's purpose to be for equality among the students but that does not stop bullying from happening within the grades. Strict uniform policies should be gotten rid of.
In my school your shorts for girls have to be mid-thigh. We are not allowed tank tops since they are considered "inappropriate". In the summer when it is hot out we should be allowed to wear tank tops for comfort so that we arent boiling every moment. Majority of places these days only sell short shorts since it is the style so a majority of girls have short shorts. I just found out that if i dont wear longer shorts I wont be allowed in class. So now I need to go out and buy all new clothes which is hard for people to do if they have less money. If guys are getting distracted it isnt my problem. However I do agree that girls should be covering their bra straps and underwear but a tank top strap isnt inappropriate in my opinion. The fact that many guys in my school can get away with low riding while girls are getting sent to the office is plain stupid. I think schools should be less strict with the dress code and if they are strict, to enforce it with ALL people.
It's silly. Seriously, if it's 90 degrees out, girls should be allowed to wear shorts or to wear spaghetti straps. It's sad that people have objectified and sexualized women and girls to the point where they have to wear things like that. If people think that boys will get distracted because of what the girls wear, it's really the boys' problem, not ours. If you can't control your boners over my upper arms, that is your own freaking problem.
Teenagers like to have freedom. When you take away the right to wear what we what that is infringing on our personal rights. Our type of clothing is important to us. Schools have no right to say what we should and shouldn't wear according to "their standards." What makes them better than us?? Of course you should wear clothes to school but as long as you are covered I think administrators need to respect other people's decisions on what kind of clothing they wear.
When student move on from schools and into the workplace, they may not have a dress code in their particular occupation. But, because of the habits engraved into them during their schools lives, the idea that they have to be uniform, that they have rules and restrictions, is all they can think of when they dress. Uniformity is not what some employers search for. Some employers want people who are different, people who are willing to change and be different. Given this, some people, with great potential skills, might not be chosen, only because the ideas of dress uniformity they were fed in their schooling.
Think of the tall girls with long arms. I am one of those girls. A teacher made me change skirts because she thought that it was too short and not age appropriate. Why should only certain girls get in trouble? If you are going to enforce the rules, you should enforce them throughout the whole school!
Teens enjoy having freedom of clothing because it allows them to express who they are. Children like to wear graphics and words. If they pick it out, it shows who they are. When schools enforce dresscode it takes away a bit of their personality. Even though some teens enjoy wearing blank tee-shirts, most like to express who they are.
School uniforms destroy a students self confidence and their individuality. As a student, I always feel happier, stronger and confident when I walk down the hallway in my clothing. Other students and teachers pull me aside to tell me they like my outfit and I love that. It makes me feel better as a person, more creative and inventive. I personally have never worn a school uniform but I would never want to because all that confidence I feel walking down the hallway would disappear.
We should be able to experiment with colors and styles, like others have said. We're expressing how we are each a unique human being. If we all look the same, what does that teach us about diversity? Nothing. The real world doesn't enforce a dress code upon people. We need to prepare for the real world. While there should be a line we can't cross, like we shouldn't be wearing revealing shirts or miniskirts, we should be able to mostly wear what we choose.
Kids can get depressed or violent if they have to lock up their creativity and follow a strict dress code. Kids will never learn about personal style until they are older. School is supposed to celebrate diversity of the kids. A strict dress code can also get in the way of religious wear.
When kids in schools have uniforms they usually don't like it so most people will be trying to get rid of them then studying when they are supposed to. And it doesn't make the students any better in school. And also the students should be allowed to express their true character and it also doesn't stop anyone from bullying because the bullies still can make fun of people for there hair and shoes and stuff like that. I think t hat having uniforms is just pointless.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects every individual’s freedom of speech: his or her right to express artistic, religious, and political viewpoints.
Students “do not shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate.” The Court set out a framework for dealing with students’ free speech rights in school: that students have a First Amendment right to express themselves so long as that expression is not disruptive to the school day.
With clothing, we can be creative. Whether wealthy or scanty, one always has the option of looking good, or keeping up with the latest trend. And the latest trend, or the fashion we see in Magazines isn’t always realistic for one to wear.Clothes are a way to express your self, through your own personality. So if we are following the code of conduct (not exposing too much skin) then what's the big problem?
Your supposed to express your personality in your own way. I can't believe you guys aren't allowed to show your shoulder, what's next being allowed to show your ankles!?" (Quinn, interview)
In Conclusion, many are outraged about the strict dress code and unnecessary rules. These rules are just making girls more and more angry, and it is time to make a change. You might ask what's the big deal about clothing, but a girl's clothes and appearance is important to her, especially in teen years, and it's unfair to be so structured about what we wear. I hope the person that is making these rules so strict stops and takes the time to realize that students are becoming upset, and they need to adjust dress code rules. "I thought you were allowed to have more freedom when you enter middle school, well I guess you don't.
Hell, it's asinine that we even require clothing when going out in public in the first place! Let people do what they want. If some little shit decides to bully someone else fo wearing "poorer" clothing, well, kick their ass. And then disestablish Capitalism, as it's the true cause for upper class snobbery, not individuality. Dont attack some poor kid who justs wants to wear something they like the look of, because some other dipshits decided to take things to another level. That's unjustified.
Strictly enforcing a dress code in high school negates a fundamental principle being taught at that time: self-exploration and self-expression. While I will concede that these students ought to be clad in some measure of clothing, bogus attempts to force covering up (such as not exposing the shoulders) goes beyond the bounds of reasonable prudence, and really just serves to inhibit personal development.
It's not fair because people have their own styles and people like to wear different things, and with the dress codes at schools people can't wear what they want, and it's wrong and unfair! They really need to change those school policies because it's unfair to a lot of the students.
I've heard it said that "people should respect themselves and their bodies and the school environment" as a reason to enforce certain dress codes. First of all, how does what a person wear indicate whether or not they respect something? Secondly, where is the respect for the students who are being forced to wear things that they are not necessarily comfortable wearing because it's what the school teams right?
What started as a modest dress code here, has become students written up for the wrong "shade" of Navy Blue or the skirt is "Too Stretchy". People in power positions, just like on POA & HOAs, begin to look for more "issues" to add to the code. Pretty soon parents can't even find anything in the right size that meets all the requirements. Not to mention they sap every bit of individuality. When I wear a uniform every day, I go into auto pilot mode. When I wear something new or accessorize in a way that is appropriate but colorful there is more energy in my day. We should teach our children APPROPRIATENESS of clothing but that would take TIME so lets just make them all robots that can't think for themselves & keep squeezing the noose tighter while we're at it. I am a teacher & parent who thought these were a good idea until we got them. Just wait to see the level of craziness it goes to.
A dress code should be enforced to a point. In junior high, we weren't allowed to wear screen prints, or shirts with logos that were bigger than a quarter. So many kids rebelled and wore what they wanted, including me. Now in high school, we can wear whatever we want as long as it's not revealing, and it doesn't support gangs or violence. If you go to a school where uniforms are enforced, you have no choice but to conform, and you are kept from being yourself. If people really think that uniforms will keep kids from getting into fights, or staying in line, they are seriously mistaken. Being too strict with the dress code is unfair, and kids are going to not want to follow it and rebel, but there still needs to be a limit to what people can and can't wear. You need to find that happy medium.
While I am against strict dress codes (we are not 1930's Germany), I believe a more relaxed dress code should be installed in schools. Colorful non descript clothing like a simple polo shirt and blue jeans should be fine. It promotes individuality(just like the real world does), helps find identity and there is no difference in test scores. Children are not made from Cookie Cutters. Educators need to learn that having kids wear uniforms does not stop bullying, doesnt stop gang violence (there are gang members in school too) does not improve test scores and does not stop a student from growing up. As George Carlin once said "if a kid can handle the violence at home, he oughta be able to handle the violence at school"
Because kids should be able to express their fashion. It won't allow people to express who they are.
It keeps people from expressing who they are, and without that, everyone would be the same. It takes our voice away; the voice we fought and won from England. In the Constitution it says freedom to expression, so let us express whether we are mental or sane, we have rights. People can't take are rights. We will fight back.
Teachers always tell students "School is only a place for learning, this is why we enforce dress codes." But I say since school is "strictly for education" there is no need for them to have rules such as "Shorts can't pass fingertips". Also some girls have long arms and the girls with shorter arms can get away with practically wearing denim underwear.
Dress codes limit students individuality and force their families to pay extra money in order to go to the public schools that their taxes pay for. Schools are set up in a factory like system that destroys creativity and free thinking and dress codes aren't helping, and as for gangs? Dress codes won't stop kids from being violent nor will it stop them from picking on others. At least before dress codes kids got picked on for stupid things like clothes, now they are insulted about their race and looks. Also at my school kids purposely wear things that will get them in trouble causing parents to pay fines. I've seen the uniforms in real life argument but the only jobs that require dresscodes similar to schools are minimum wage jobs at fast food restaurants. God parents are clueless.
The child has to go through all the trouble of buying a whole new wardrobe just for that school. The child would worry about what they wear to make sure it looks good and is still appropriate. It's also a waste of money and time for the child and its parents to go out and buy the things.
Students also move to different schools because they have dress code. The clothes they wear for uniforms might not fit their personality. I strongly think that people should be able to express themselves in the way they dress. It also takes more time for when the student goes to the bathroom and they have to get all their stuff together; tuck in their shirt, buckle their belt and hate school while doing it all.
Here are some rules I think schools should have. Shorts should be fingertip length, no tank tops, no cleavage, no big holes, shirts that cover your stomach, no long earrings, no sagging, no gang signs, no see-through shirts but that's it. Remember, students want their freedom.
Parents would not buy children something that is so inappropriate that they couldn't wear it to school or in public. So with that being said, I think no dress code would be the best. It also provides a good self expression and good examples for some kids who don't have a mom or a dad and need a figure.
Teachers always say that school isn't about fashion and if that's true why dose it matter what we chose to wear.I think instead if focucing on dress codes we should focus on our education. And from what I have expearanced more kids focus on there clothing at schools that have dress codes compared to thouse who don't because they are afraid to break it or if what they are wearing won't get them yelled at.
If it covers all body parts adequately, then it should be allowed. Teachers often use the 'disruptive' card when referring to large jewelry pieces or such, but often there is no disruption directly correlated to the article of clothing. Teachers say theyre protecting students from bullying, and they may, but they should do it so they dont protect the student's 1st amendent at their expense
Being able to wear what we want is freedom and freedom of expression we are not stupid we know the rules not to wear anything with violence and anything inappropriate on it and we respect the rules and we don't wear it so we have freedom of speech and freedom to wear what we want and nobody not the school or the school district can take that away and if we do get uniforms who says we are going to wear them we will come to school with the things we want to wear nobody can take away are voices we are individuals but together we are much stronger use your voice stand out and fight back.
Schools now days spend to much time on uniform instead of eduaction (true fact).
They should be more strict on education and what someone wears doesnt affect their results.
I go to a loathsome private school with an extremely strict dress code. It saps my self-confidence because I have no feeling of being an individual and the garments are very unflattering to all but the stick thin. School uniforms are unflattering and poorly fitting; how can one learn when their clothes are uncomfortable? The regulation white shirts have collars which are far too small for me so I must wear a shirt five times larger than necessary (I’m a NZ size 8, but I have to wear a size 18 shirt to get the neck to fit) which makes the rest of the shirt look ridiculous. The shoulders go halfway down my arms and the hem to my knees! The uniform also cost $1000. I take pride in being ‘myself’. I have no interest in buying the clothes which are in fashion magazines or shop windows unless I actually like them. I do not dress inappropriately or wear impractical clothing; I mostly wear jeans, t-shirts, and converse shoes which are practical for most situations. When I look in a mirror wearing my school uniform I feel ugly and oppressed, and I also find the sexist assumption that girls must wear skirts a form of discrimination. The school does not allow students to wear coats indoors, yet the buildings do not have heating, so the cold of New Zealand winters (10 degrees Celsius) make learning an unbearably freezing process. The skirts are made of a thin fabric as are the regulation nylon stockings so they offer no protection against the freezing rain, or even snow on occasions. The regulation shoes are expensive, break easily, and become soaking wet.
I am an overachiever who has skipped two years of school, so I do not see how uniforms inhibit academic performance – instead I believe they are a hindrance because students feel like their individuality has been stripped from them and because of this their confidence in their own appearance is depleted. I believe my academics suffer because I am forced to attend school in clothing which makes me feel ugly and is physically uncomfortable to wear. As a result of this I do not wish to attend school – it is a place where I am ridiculed and because I do not like what people see when the look at me in a drab uniform (I don’t like what I see) I do not have the self-confidence to tell people exactly where they should stick their rude and crass comments about my ‘ugly face’ and ‘uselessness’ and ‘rolls of flab’. Why? Because I feel ugly and fat. Because the uniform is unflattering and poorly fitting and makes me look overweight (I’m not really; I just have to wear a shirt which would fit two of me in it). Because my confidence comes from looking in a mirror and liking what I see, and when I go to school I feel like what the other students call me; a ‘worthless piece of shit’.
Kids are the new future. I think that telling them to be someone they are not is a punishment. Schools should be focusing on kids who are actually getting in trouble. Most schools are even suspending innocent kids that have never gotten in trouble. About a month ago my daughter was told she couldnt wear black leggings to school. This made my daughter upset because she is a straight A student, and now she can not express who she really is. She is certainly not a bad person neither a slut for wearing it, she just feels more comfortable since I don't buy her brand jeans. Another thing I have noticed is that girls are not allowed to wear tank tops or shorts, is this going to make a difference? How is showing your shoulders a big deal? If there is no dress code then kids would start doing better at school because they would not be worried about what they are wearing. They would start being more responsible and by themselves would learn whats right or wrong.
Only private schools should have dress codes. Public schools should allow kids to wear what they want. As long as they don't show too much. I think the rule of putting your hands to your sides to make sure your shorts aren't too short is a stupid rule. Girls should be able to wear whatever shorts just as long as it doesn't show their butt. And tank tops should be allowed too. It just shows your shoulder. What's so bad about a shoulder? It's just a shoulder... Unreasonable reasons... >.<
I think that having a dress code can reduce opportunities to be creative. When young children have the opportunity to pick out their own clothes, this increases independence, a strength we all need to develop. Children need to learn to accept differences in each other, rather then all try to be the same.
If you wear a school uniform it restricts your personality and ability to express yourself. There have been many fights over uniforms, but if schools are really serious about bullying it is not to change what and how they dress, they must simply create a bully free community. Some children can't afford to buy a uniform or don't even have enough money to buy food themselves, so I say screw uniforms. When schools start paying for the uniforms and they have a wide variety of choices then I will support uniforms. I stand for the people who shall not judge each other for the way they dress. My word is spoken.
People are individuals, and they need to be able to express themselves as individuals. Dress codes do not need to be strictly enforced. There should be common sense and safety rules, but not rules that infringe on a person's right to express himself. Parents should make sure their children are properly dressed for school.
Students should be able to express themselves. When students feel restricted on what they have to wear, it affects students how students can express themselves. I believe that the dress code is lowering our self esteem rather than building us up and making us better students and better young people.
Nobody likes them, and there is no diversity. I understand too much skin should not be showing but some of the dress code policies do not give students the ability to express their individuality. Only necessary problems should addressed in the dress code such as, low cut shirts, length of shorts, and premotion of drugs, gangs, and or alcohol. By making the dress code so harsh they feel need to rebel and stand against the dress code. Too many teachers and staff are more distracted on getting on to students about their dress code than anything else. Some say the dress code is to make students feel like they don't stand out because of the money issue. Yet, even with strict dress code you are still very able to see whom has more money and whom doesn't. At my school, if you do not follow dress code you are given an ECO(3 hour detention after school). This is making teachers stay longer after school. So many ECO's are given each day, it is overwhelming on both students and teachers. Students feel stressed and irritated always having to make sure everything they are wearing fits dress code. NOBODY LIKES THEM. :)
Making schools have dress code is taking away our freedom in expression! all it inforces is to tell girls their skirt is oo shirt, or tell guys their pants are too low! it makes no sence. The more the schools enforce it, the less kids & teens will want to follow the rules. It is more fun or funny to define the rules of the principle or teachers. It is not right for schools t oenforce dress code because it takes away teens freedom in expression and makes teens want to define the rule even more.
I think that girls should be able to wear what they would like to, I mean, girls should be allowed to express themselves any way they want to. If girls don't show TOO much, why make it where they can't wear the clothes they spent THEIR money buying? I, being a girl myself, really want to wants to express myself!
We should not have to follow a stupid dress code. If the teachers don't have to wear the dress code then why do the students? I think that we students need our fun clothes in order to have a good day, and another thing I don't understand is why would we have to wear uniforms?
No child wants to be looking like another person. Because it doesn't show how the student truly is inside. They might all be thinking that their just alike. Like everyone else that's around them, and ono one would ever wan that! I mean really would want something like that? It's just stupid!
School is for learning and getting an education, not whether this student's shorts are too short or that student's tank-top straps are less than two inches. Schools should let students wear what they want to wear. Public schools are about and show individuality. Students cannot do that as much as they could without dress codes. It also prevents freedom of expression.
We should be able to dress the way we want in order to be able to express ourselves in a way that we are comfortable in. We will be able to learn in a way that we are happy to learn in. We should live our lives the way we want to not the way others want us to.
When teens are forced upon dresscode, it takes away their freedom of expressing their personality. Many teens and children like to wear clothing with graphics and slogans. When they pick that out, they aare emphasizing who they are as a person. Sure, girls can dress innapropriate but i HIGHly doubt their parents let them leave the house like that. Therefore, when teens dont get to wear the type of clothing they want, it takes away their personality.
Seriously? Why is dress code important? All it does is take away our personal freedoms as kids (like the schools haven't taken enough already). And their reasoning is to make a safer environment whatever that means. How does it save $? All it does is require parents to go out and by all new clothes for their kids instead of them just wearing their perfectly good clothes they already have. Dress code is a terrible idea.
Kids hate it when their school tells them what to wear. Their clothes are a way of telling people who they are. A skull and crossbones tee will tell people, "Don't mess with me", while a tank-top and sunglasses might send the message, "I'm a carefree kid of kids who has a lot of fun." Besides, kids don't want to feel like they are being controlled so much to the point where the school chooses what clothes they have to put on in the morning. It's just not a good feeling....
I think we should be able to wear what ever we want. One of the amendments says we are allowed free speech. You cannot ban us from wearing something unless there is good evidence it will cause disruption. Disruption is causing trouble in class and between classes. Where's the proof?
We shouldn't have a dress code because it minimalizes our individuality. I don't know what else to write so I am saying this: If you have a dress code and don't like it, stand up for what you believe in. Try writing to the Principal or making a petition. That will make you be heard.
Teachers should worry less about how a person looks and more on things that affect their education, such as cheating or drug awareness (or even getting to know their students!) Dress code is simply an issue that is too irrelevant to make an impact on students now or in the future.
We the student's do need a dress code but we do not need a super strict one. The school I'm in says we can wear shorts after April 8th but the shorts have to go over our knees. I'm a girl and us girls hate this rule. WE NEED A LESS STRICT DRESS CODE!
No, schools shouldn't strictly enforce dress codes because it can be a distraction for students to worry about if they have appropriate attire. Also, with teachers enforcing it, there is less teaching going on. When administrations at school enforce these rules, it questions if the male/female was looking for fails in the dress code or the person's self. It's disturbing to think that, but what's even more disturbing is if teachers are thinking about what is more to the girl/boy than shown.
Education is more important than the dress code.Schools are set up in a factory like system that destroys creativity.
In the Constitution it says freedom to express, so let us express whether we are mental or sane, we have rights. People can't take are rights.We need to have the freedom of choosing what we want to wear and where we want to wear it. Clothing can represent you sometimes, so taking that part away is taking a chunk of our personality away! And if fashion is something important to us than why should schools be able to take that away and make us wear skirts that make us look like nuns?
Dress codes enforce conformity, when they should be enforcing adaptability. Our school years is when we find out who we are and who we want to be. And especially in school, kids don't know how to come out and be who they want to be, and choice of clothing is a way for them to express themselves. We are all unique individuals and should not have to follow a dress code where everyone is the same.
I believe that people should have the right to express themselves just like they have the right to freedom of speech. High school is a very difficult time for many teenagers, and finding themselves is even harder. They are trying to find out where they belong, we cant tell them how to dress because it's hiding who they really are as a person. Bullying rates will be the same either way, changing what a person wears will not change what certain teenagers think of other teenagers. Self of expression could definitely make that person a stronger person so they can stand up to those who are bothering them. Be yourself because everyone else is taken.
I believe that there should be a slight dress code, but only for things such as low cleavage and micro-mini skirts. Not strapless dresses and non-racerback tank tops. Theres a thing called self-expresion, thats why there are styles such as girly and edgy and sporty. In conclusion, there should be a dress code, but not as enforced and stressed upon.
Students are constantly drooling over the latest video game, TV show, or music artist and they want to express that they like them by wearing their products, so students should have freedom to wear what they want. I do agree that they shouldn't wear items of clothing that support terrorism or drugs but other than that they aren't doing any harm.
People can't tell you how to dress or you cannot wear this and that because, it is un-consitutional. Freedom is expression. It goes against everything Americans about. Parents should have a say in what they wear not a school plus it's not like anyone's going to show up nude. So they should not enforce a code because it is not right for people to be told what they should and shouldn't wear.
The dress code doesn't only affect the student, it affects the parent too. Parents have to spend money they don't have on their children's new clothes that the school names is inappropriate. Clothes are up to the child's and parents responsibility. It's a way to show their individuality. Students believe teachers should be paying attention to educating the students rather then staring down their outfit and taking them out of class to get them changed into a different outfit. As long as private parts aren't showing what ever the child is wearing is okay. Lastly when school is about to be over it's very hot! We need clothes that will let enough air on us to cool down instead of wearing layers of clothes to cover up from the teachers.
"agreed to go to a PUBLIC school" <- You were probably forced.
My school has just recently started cracking down on students wearing tank tops, or female students wearing skirts since the weather got crazy hot. If the faculty have any minds at all they should use them to think about how hot it is in Nevada. They are literally taking every student and not only dress coding them but if we have any comment on their decision we get disciplined. Sorry but I was raised to talk up and not take what is unfairly given to me!
I go to an incredibly strict school that prides itself on the uniform. However, because the rules are so strict, everyone is rebelling. All of the girls are dying their hair, and bearing the consequences. In high school, the students are at the age where they are trying to find who they are and what they want to look like. This means experimenting with different styles, colours and clothing. The school claims the uniform's purpose to be for equality among the students but that does not stop bullying from happening within the grades. Strict uniform policies should be gotten rid of.
No offense but I know the only reason why they target dress code in my school is because of their religion. In my school I highly doubt that students grades links to how they dress. If we were to use uniforms I guarantee students grades will still be the same. What we wear doesn't affect how we learn. It all depends on the person's mentality not physical appearance.
More time is spent figuring out what does and doesn't break dress code than needed. Administration should be focusing on the quality of education, school issues, and well being of the students. Not only does getting told you are out of dress code through you off and disturb learning patterns, but it's degrading. I have seen teachers tell students they look like prostitutes and that it's offensive. Our thighs and shoulders are not offensive. This is sexist and wrong. Women should not have to change how they dress because it is distracting to men, especially when the dress codes are as trivial as clothing being an inch or two longer than what you would be wearing anyways.
After a certain amount of time, the novelty factor of a school uniform (or a dress code in the workplace), can eventually wear off. Once this happens, the person starts developing a negative attitude towards the uniform or dress code. It soon becomes a burden, rather than an object of pride. This defeats the very purpose of uniforms or dress codes.
Dress code takes away the freedom of being able to express yourself. I understand that school is for learning and not a runway or a studio, but kids need to feel at home and comfortable with themselves to be able to learn. Wearing the same stuff could be very uncomfortable for some, if not most, students.
High School students should be allowed to wear whatever they choose. Parents should be responsible for their appearance, and they should be the ones to approve or not approve what they buy their children. There's no point for prohibiting the wear of hats, or shirt straps. You attend High School to learn. The way students dress does not affect a school’s atmosphere, safety, academic success or behavior.
School uniforms are an idea that multiple adults and some students believe in. I, for one, do not believe that school uniforms will help out our society of education. As we are growing up, we are finding out who we are and how we want to express ourselves. We show that in different ways, including clothing. Clothing is what brings in those stereo types, "emo", "goth", "popular", "jock". But that's not always a bad thing. It will help you find people with the same interests as you. People who dress like you will have more in common with you. School uniforms stop the divisions of cliques, which would make it harder to make friends. School uniforms aren't necessarily, a bad thing, but they aren't necessarily a good thing.
Students need to express their personality through clothes. I can't do that anymore because of a dress code. I used to have my own style of creativity. People would see me and know who I was. My mom would always tell me I have a unique way of showing how I feel. What do you think?
first amendment/freedom of speech and by enforcing dress codes you are taking away our freedom. The freedom of speech, and your dress and grooming is a way of speech. We put the amendments there for a reason. We put them there so that the operation that we went through would not happen again. Such rouge doings as not be able to express ones self and also not being allowed to take action on what we believe is right or rouge and always being told what to believe. Now is that what we want to go back to. It may be said that this is just a harmless dress code and only trying to regulate appropriate dress and grooming. But even that can and will lead us back in to operation. Because it starts small and then rapidly tacks off in a rampage of growth. First we lose the freedom to chose what we where to school then we lose the freedom to chose what we were all to gather. What come after that, what must we lose next for us to realize that are freedom is being taken right out from under are feet. I would also like to point out this is the same supposed freedom that we spent all those years and men’s lives trying to achieve. So let us not just let this all go to waste and get dress codes out of schools for good.
I don’t think my school should have a dress code! It is horrible to only wear one thing over and over and over again! It’s horrid to think that people have to have a dress code I would refuse to wear the dress code and I would petition in my school for no dress code at all! It is like you are in a jail and you all are wearing the same clothes. So I say NO to Dress Code!
Kids should be able to express themselves freely. If you take away their right to dress how they want, they might resort to expressing themselves in other ways. Such as getting piercings, getting tattoos, self harming, or acting differently. Do NOT let schools control kids and take away their rights!
Our bodies aren't that different from each other. I mean, everyone knows what's under each other's clothes. It's not a secret. A bra strap isn't going to make boys go crazy and seeing a bit of boys' boxers isn't going to offend anyone. A lot of people are mature enough to be around the opposite gender. If a dress code is THAT important, you might as well just separate the genders into different schools. Administration should be doing other things for the school and the students instead of worrying about dress code. The way you dress does NOT distract from learning.
The use of clothing has changed over the years. Today, clothes are used to show social rank, look uniform, and establish personal identities. We now live in a temperate climate, whereas 17,000 years ago people did not. Humans that roamed about while most of their environment was frozen solid did not wear clothing for festive reasons; they wore it because if they did not, they were going to bite the big one. Wearing things continued on through the years as a tradition, not quite a necessity. Now that things have paved out, we must question these things.
Presently, fleshy fissures and holy pants run amok. The heat’s only rising, bringing forth the shades, cut off shirts, and (protector of all that is good and holy) short shorts. The halls have immersed in open lewdness; the sights are striking, flamboyancy overlooked as typical. The students who grow up here are no more modest than anywhere else and our school is certainly not very liberal. The dress code has failed. It has remained unenforced since the day it left the desks of the school board.
“It’s hard to enforce, if a teacher calls a student out during class it’s their reaction to say, ‘what were you looking at?’ It’s a mess,” Michelle Long, NPHS Guidance Counselor said.
It’s time we eliminated this situation once and for all; wholly and effectively. I say we toss the policy right out the window it has never worked. We should be honest with ourselves.
We can’t all be naked, we might as well do the next best thing and throw out the dress code all together. Just let students wear what they want. They already do. With or without an unenforced dress code, I’m okay with your holy jeans and tank tops.
Some students can go through high amounts of stress as a result of strict dress codes or uniforms, several things prove dress codes have a negative affect on students. While the argument is made that dress code prepares youth for jobs and professions, most occupations don't require a specific dress code. But the real problem lies within the students, there opinions on the subject matter, they are the reason there is an education system, so what they think is important. Some dress codes can be unflattering to certain body types, and some dress codes enforce things that uncomfortable to some students, but most of all, children, students, and all youth need freedom of self expression.
Tell me, how would you work better? Would you work better in something you don't like because it feels weird on you? Or would you work better in something that you like because you feel good in it and it comfterble to wear. Do you work better in comfort or no comfort? Ask yourself that.
I am a high school student, and even with a strict dress code, there are still other students who are bullied because of the clothes they wear. There are different brands of clothing, and different styles, which are not always accepted. I think that we should not have a dress code, because people need to express themselves, and they can't do that if they are only allowed to wear a polo and nice pants.
My school has a dress code against skirts and shorts that don't go past your fingertips, and I get that. There are stupid things though, like it is against the dress code to wear all black. I get pretty close to this every day. Spaghetti straps are okay I guess, but strapless shirts are probably not appropriate. Dress codes do not let certain people express themselves. Bullying would still happen with or without uniforms. The school should not be so worried about the dress code. They should be worried about other things that people get away with more than breaking the code. They should be worried about people doing drugs or having sex in the bathroom. Bullying is a big issue. Some things need to be paid attention to more than the dress code. More people will rebel anyway.
School dress code was assigned to stop bullying and prevent gangs. It hasn't affected MY school any.
Besides, it only makes children despise school even more. what child WANTS to go to school; let alone be forced into a dress code?
We are two, female, 8 grade students, and we know from experience how harsh the dress code at school can be. Yes, we do understand that you don't want the students in your school walking around with areas that are meant to be covered, showing, but I don't think half the teachers understand how hard it is to find clothes that are appropriate for school but are still flattering. The dress code at our schools takes away our way of expressing ourselves on a daily basis. By loosening the dress code it allows us to learn how to respect ourselves and others. And the respect and trust should be mutual between the teachers and students.
We need to look at the grades of the students. We need to stop looking at how they dress and focus on how their grades are. We need to teach them study habits. While I disagree with a dress code, I think its a good idea to teach them how to dress for certain job interviews but not stress on how they dress.
Showing and deciding who one is is the most important part of everyone's childhood. Without this most basic expression some teens will just get lost in the crowd. The world doesn't need more people who "fit in" the world needs individuals who are ready to make an impact as their own person and that is what something as simple as picking how you dress can do.
Some kids don't have the clothes needed for the student attire. That means they would have to pay extra money just for that student's school clothes. It would just be better if they kept their clothes. Some kids use clothes to show their personality. Using dress code would take that away. Plus, think about how the students feel about all this. They probably feel like they have no freedom, because they can't even choose something as small as clothes for school!