By applying a dress code that can teach a young girl self respect and provide a moral and dignifying perspective of ones self, cannot hurt. I know self expression is a big issue for young people, but there are ways to express ones self without demoralizing ones character with suggestive attire.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
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.
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.
Why should schools enforce dress codes? Because just think if you give a girl 50 dollars so she could go shopping alone and you say they can get whatever they want. She will most likely get maybe a short skirt cause nobody is there to tell her that it is inappropriate. So just think about that at school you let them dress the way they want to. They will probably wear a short skirt or something like that. So next time when you see a girl wearing something inappropriate think about this.
If there were no dress codes, girls would be dressed in shorts showing there butt cheeks and tank tops with there stuff showing. Boys would wear pants that are way to baggy and offensive shirts. My schools dress code is all right. I'll list it.
Girls: Shorts skirts and dresses have to be finger tip length. Shirts have cant be strapless and tank tops have to have straps 3 fingers wide. Shoes cant be higher then a few inches. No offensive shirts. Spandex must have a skirt or shorts worn over it.
Boys: No extremely baggy pants and shirts. No offensive shirts. No beards and mustaches
Hair: No unnatural colors. No distracting accessories.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Proper dress code maintains uniformity among students. People think that the feeling of a school student regarding his clothes changes when he arrives to college. But it is not so, many poor students get disheartened seeing their friends wearing expensive and branded dresses which they can't afford.
It is also a reason that they hesitate to present themselves in front of others. They mentally get down in academics.
The second point is discipline. There is no life without discipline. Teachers who firstly allow the students to wear the colorful dresses sometimes have to scold them regarding their dresses. So why do they just allow it. To prevent vulgarity the proper dress code should be enforced. Students require to develop their knowledge and minds. Wearing funky dresses don't make you smart or intelligent.
It is important that wearing school uniform should be strictly implemented in schools that would easily identify students who may have violated inappropriate behavior can get caught would be punished depending on the depth of violated policy. It teaches the moral lesson to the child and that may learn avoid in doing it again. This as a result of a peaceful environment, will then acquire safety environment.
I have noticed when students are in free dress at school they always focus on what they are wearing, or what others have on. Their focus is completely off, they are off task, playful, and they get in trouble from their teachers. I have seen students that normally would't get in trouble get in trouble.
Because society has rules and standards, even though people don't seem to care much about it no one cares anymore about mutual respect. I pay my taxes and I say if those kids want to have an education, well they're getting one in all aspects, whether they like it or not!
I understand we should be teaching our children to love and respect themselves and others, but they are children! They should be covered when they are in class! They are at school to learn, not to walk a runway. I'm not saying they should all be dressed as nuns, but they should certainly be covered appropriately.
Students when in school should be worried about there academics, not who has gucci clothes or handbags, or who has the more expensive jeans. If everyone is wearing the same thing then everyone is equal and there is no reason for students to make fun of the dress of another student. The students should be in school to further there education. They have plenty of time to express themselves after school, and on weekends. School is not a place for play time. It is to gain knowledge and if the students were not talking about whom has the better clothing and accessories, there is a good chance that they could learn more.
In the past, whenever there is a dress code that is strict enough, the students look much more cleaner.
The school gets more popular because of their student's reputation of how nice and neat they look when they're dressed. The first period teachers should also be more responsible in checking what their students are wearing and making sure that it is school appropriate.
I'm from holgate, a school from Ohio, and people wear smutty clothing.....I think we should put our foot down, or at the head of the school, and have the students wear more appropriate clothing....No one wants to see what girls or even some guys have...It is just so gross!! At least I am hated because I wear black and dark clothing, what they think is goth, but at least i keep my top half hidden.
In our current society if schools don't strictly enforce dress code then people will be dressing in things that should only be worn in porn videos. Even now I see some girls wearing those things but are getting away with it because they are "covered". When really they are just wearing a lacy top over something that shows everything. On top of that I see guys pants sagging to almost their knees but don't get in trouble because teachers don't feel like being the "bad guy" today. I hope that when I have kids and they go to school they wont have to see what I've had to see. My kids will dress appropriately. What I've seen is highly unacceptable. Dress code needs to be VERY strictly enforced!
When waking up you want to grab an outfit and go, when your running late its easier to know exactly what your going to wear rather then searching for something to wear. Also when you wear your clothes everyday you will constantly need to go shopping, when you wear uniforms it seems like you have more clothes because you only wear your cute outfits on the weekend only.
I think schools should enforce dress code because you don't have to worry about people ridiculing others. For example, some people can bully others on the way they dress and other things like that,that can effect someone's confidence and self esteem. Therefore, if schools have dress code you all can dress the same but be creative and unique using accessories for your own individuality.
It is a good way to learn how to self respect yourself, teaches you values and morals and increases your own self-esteem on how you are per sieved by others. By providing the system with uniforms every child will be treated equally and the bullying and picking will in fact decrease.
There will be less bullying and school education will improve. There are many facts that prove my argument. If students were to have a strict dress code then students will no longer feel as if they are unequal from the rest because they will all be wearing the same thing.
Yes it should be enforced because dress code is to keep everyone equal and those people who have more money than others have to see the wealthy people with nice clothes while there with the only clothes they can afford. Then bullying start because some do not have what others have.
Schools should enforce dress codes because if all students are dressed according to code, bullying will be minimized. Children tend to behave according to how they feel will be cool to their peers. Some bully others because of how they look. Some bully because they are being mistreated at home, so they take it out on others.
A uniform reflects many things and is much important as far as student life goes. It helps in organizing one's life. Also a school uniform will reflect equality from the school administration otherwise the rich will wear the clothes of their stature and the poor will not be able to meet the standards throughout which will give rise to discrimination and many other prospects. The school uniform also acts as an identity for a student in many ways like it helps in letting any person know that this particular student belongs to this particular school and so on...
Enforcing dress codes goes beyond ensuring that students aren't a distraction to their peers, etc. If schools have dress codes or other 'conduct' codes, enforcement of these 'standards' is crucial to developing a healthy respect for living within boundaries and recognizing appropriate authority in our lives. Yes, dress codes matter!
People have more pride in themselves when they are dressed appropriately. At school it gives students the message that this is their place of business and they are here to work. I find as a high school teacher, that students who dress slovenly also act slovenly. It also gives a sense of belonging to a group. Too many students feel left out, and this is one area where everyone is included if they all have to adhere to a dress code.
People have more pride in themselves when they are dressed appropriately. At school it gives students the message that this is their place of business and they are here to work. I find as a high school teacher, that students who dress slovenly also act slovenly. It also gives a sense of belonging to a group. Too many students feel left out, and this is one area where everyone is included if they all have to adhere to a dress code.
I strictly agree that there should be a dress code in schools, as its a place where parents send their children to study not to show their fashion icon. Moreover this will lead to discrimination between the two classes that is middle class children and the rich one's children .
I think it is nice to express your feelings and all but with the dress code every one looks the same and all of us look equal you cant spot a poor person in the class which is good and the images maybe graphic or inappropriate imagery it also may distract other students while taking a test or graded work and they could be distracted by cjc
School uniforms create equality. No one can be degraded or judged by what they are wearing when a school has uniforms. Want to express yourself? You can do it at home, or on the weekends. School is for learning, not making sure everyone knows your favorite brand or skinny jeans.
I'm so tired of all the girls at my school flaunting all their junk around. It's so uncomfortable to be around!! And it doesn't help our guys either. You know some of them actually want to respect girls and not look at them like they're just something you can take advantage of. It's time to get the focus back on track
School uniforms should be enforced. Sure, kids can't be as creative but their personalities come out. A person will be judged more on what they say and do rather than what they wear and they can focus more on their studies instead of worrying about what to wear for the rest of the week. Dress codes may not be a major factor in a student's academic achievement but it is a factor that we can control and improve. Doing as much as we can matters as much as fixing a big problem.
School dress codes are very important. They keeps students less distracted by the provocative clothing worn by a male or female. They also limit what a male or female could wear to school. Certain clothing , like pajamas and spandex, should not be worn at school and all dress should be past finger tips when the female's arms are extended down her side.
At least where i come from,school uniform is pretty equalised for both genders-shirt n shorts for boys,shirt and skirt for girls.Take kids outside the classroom scene n u'd see girls pushing the boundaries of what's acceptable,like resorting to ripped hotpants and tank tops with holes in awkward places.If there were no school uniform it'd be the girls who'd exploit the lack of rules n break all sorts of etiquette;the boys are currently too cowardly to do it fearing their "straight manhood' being questioned,and hence it'd lead ultimately to inequality and further objectification of women as always having to reveal n stereotyping men as always required to 'cover up'.
On the other hand,i support demolishment of dresscode in the workplace.It has become utterly pointless,as it seems reaching the adult stage,dresscodes only work against men but not against women,as women still sport all sorts of questionable attires to work without being stopped.Dresscode at work has proven useless at best,a blantant hypocrisy n double standard at worst in the workplace,and hence might as well be abolished.I myself look foward to seeing men tastefully pairing collar shirts with proper shorts and shoes,and finally being enabled to ditch long pants;and also i myself being allowed to do so.
I attended public school from kindergarten through middle school. Boys were required to wear slacks, button down dress shirts and ties and girls wore skirts and button down shirts. On assembly day we wore white shirts and red ties (boys) and navy slacks. Sneakers were only worn for gym class. Our Bronx, NY school had some of the highest test scores in the country and virtually 100% literacy and graduation. I believe that the structured atmosphere both in dress and deference to the teachers and other adults played a big part in our success. This is born out by the high failure rates in modern schools that have low standards in both dress and respect for authority in general.
Common sense is out the window for some parents and therefore their teens. They want to be their teen's friend or make sure they like them, so they let them make choices they obviously haven't been trained to make. One of my kids has to wear a uniform. Our thoughts are on other things. The other doesn't have a dress code enforced and half the girls look like hookers and I get angry whenever I walk on campus. It's such a let down to see girls going the way of MTV rather than respecting themselves and others!
As a parent of three I understand the struggles parents and kids go through when going to school. The harassment and ridicule aren't so bad in the elementary stages but by the time middle school and high school are in full swing the children are so obsessed with what to wear and what name brand that it not only causes stress on the children that should be worrying about their studies but also the parents with the economy the way it is and parents not having the money to take and get their children the name brands that they want to fit in. It causes the parents and children to be separated from the other students and parents because they feel like they are not good enough or are too poor to hang out with them or the other parents and children treat the students differently. We would all like to think that the kids that don't get to wear those clothes don't get treated differently but they do and if you ever spend any time in the school as a spectator then you will see the affects on the child's social and mental ability. I think uniforms would eliminate a good deal of the stress and problems that come with being caught up with labels.
I think that dress code is an essential part of school rules, but many school administrators, take it a bit too far. MY belief is that if you cant dress code everyone, you shouldn't be able to dress code anyone. A lot of girls at my school have been dress coded for short shorts, but yet, there are other girls prancing around the halls flaunting everything they got, and they get away with it. It also appears as if the security guards target certain people, and instead of dress coding people with their whole stomach showing, they dress code the people who's shirt may have accidentally slipped up about only an inch.
People will start arguing about what they have and they will never worry about their education. There should be a dress code so that everybody can worry about education and not clothes. I think no dress code will distract people. It will not be appropriate if people start wearing inappropriate things to school.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having attended public middle and high schools in South Texas, there is a strict policy that shorts are not to be worn and hair must be a "natural" color. The main point administrators try to make is that the rules are to remove distractions from the classroom. In my opinion, there is a fine line to what a distraction really is in a classroom. Why not remove the annoying children or make the class a lone, empty room? That would be completely arbitrary! The temperature is in the 90's and 100's for most of the year and there still has to be cloth closing our lower legs. Dealing with hair color, it has never been an issue to anyone else until the district restricts you from returning to school until the color is "natural". In plain terms, dress codes are counter-intuitive; if you had been caught in class with a dress violation, and administrator would have to escort you from the class and contact the parents until the issue had been "resolved". All for nothing, class time would have been lost. There is no real reason for a dress code other than to have another aspect to control the students.
Why is there even a dress code? For one, its sexist, two, its freaking hot in some states and we're forced to wear long pants and cap sleeves and third there is no point!
Its sexist against girls because 80% of girls clothing is not in dress code! Most of the boy's clothing is! I live in florida and we need to wear tank tops. No guy is going to look at my shoulder and get hard looking at it. It just doesnt happen.
IN DRESS CODE THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION WHAT SO EVER. Teachers expect us to express our feelings and emotions but they can choose what we can wear and cant wear? Uh, hypocrite much? WHY SHOULD THE SCHOOL BE THE JUDGE OF WHAT WE WEAR WHY NOT OUR PARENTS?! If parents care they should be the ones to decide what we wear and what we dont wear. I do agree that there should be some sort of dress code but just not at strict! I mean no sunglasees or hats?! WHAT AM I GONNA DO KILL SOMEONE WITH THE CAP OF MY HAT?! Its not distracting or harmful to the student population!!!! If we cant wear hats, WHY DO WE HAVE HAT DAYS!? I DONT UNDERSTAND.
THERE IS NO POINT. I mean teachers wear tanktops, sunglasses, hats and shorts in the summer and still complain that its hot... Uh rude! Also God forbid I dye the tips of my hair red I mean that would totally be the end of the world right? *sarcasticness intended* . I completely disagree with the school dress code and think it should DEFINATELY BE IMPROVED AND IF ITS NOT IM STILL WEARING A TANKTOP. So school districts, please build a bridge and get over it.
Schools should not have dress codes because it is pointless.
1} The way you dress does not distract you from learning.
2} GUYS DO NNNOOOTTT FIND GIRLS SHOULDERS CUTE!
3} You don't need to prepare students for jobs because following a dress code is not a specific skill. Its a state of mind and whether you follow it or not is what affects you.
You gotta agree with me on this...
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!
Students need to be comfortable on what they are wearing when they go to school.They won't feel comfortable if they wear the same uniform over and over again. It would make them uncomfortable, even though they are washed million of times. The students should wear what ever they want in school, but of course needs to be appropriate.
As a parent it is OUR JOB ONLY to choose what our children wear. It is our American Right to have freedom of choice. Children need to learn to make their own ethically correct choices. This begins with freedom of dress. As parents we need to oversee their choices and guide them in the appropriate direction. Choice of personal dress encourages creativity and personality and individual development. Each child should learn to appreciate and respect individualism of all types.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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"
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.
"agreed to go to a PUBLIC school" <- You were probably forced.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dress code doesnt give the student enough freedom and the student should have the rite to wear wat they want ect. Students cant show who they really are by dress codes. Students give expressions threw wat they wear. Another reason why public schools shouldnt have dress code is that students think its uncomftorable
The school doesn't have the rights to tell us what we should and shouldn't wear, well its always girls "ohh that girl has short shorts" or " her belly button is showing" is doesn't matter how we dress what really matters is that we have clothes on so what more do you want from us. Teenagers has the thoughts of freedom, us teens don't like it when your telling us what to wear and what not to wear, we should have freedom, No Uniforms!! So schools out there when u read this think in the pass didn't you want freedom?? Well i know you did so just because you people had to be in dress code doesn't mean you should pick on us with dress code let us have freedom its not a distraction its our decision!
If we wear what we want to wear we don't need to worry about loosing our uniform or even paying for the expensive price. We should be able to chose what we want to wear not other people choosing our clothes for us. I mean really its a free country why can't we wear what we want to wear its our choice not there's.
My school won't let me wear ripped jeans that have fabric sown under it exposing no skin above the knee. Their dress code states that rips in jeans are unacceptable. Many students wear more exposure of skin while wearing skirts and shorts and nothing is said. It's almost like a bias concerning students that are anything but "pleasant" to the teachers or in this case the assistant principal. I believe that its ridiculous that I expose less skin than others students and I still get ushered off to change into physical education clothes.
Clothes are an expression of an individual's personality. Children at school do not want to wear the same uniform to school everyday. They would dread coming to school everyday. I fell that whether we want it to be a lazy, casual, or dressy day, we should be able to choose!
My school has a dress code and when buying uniforms it cost a lot i mean i have a pair pants that cost 40 bucks and i could about three pairs of jeans for that price and i need about 3 of those pants so thats about 120 bucks just for pants i mean its just ridiculous
If you think about it, most dress codes are just pointed towards girls! 'They should be covered up!' 'Flaunting their stuff,' 'Their stomachs are showing!' 'Short shorts, bra straps showing!' When reading those phrases most people think of females. What part of the dress code do they apply to the males? No bro tanks or wife beaters? Sexist
Something that should be used by schools to stop students from flaunting their privates in public. Dress code should not be used to constrict what (practically only girls) can and can't wear because it's "distracting" to some students. Dress code should be enforced to the extent of no extremely... Suggestive clothing items.
I think that kids should be able to were whatever they please, and byeing a whole new wardobe for something such as school? What does it matter how children wear? Think about all the money you will lose spending on all the stuff like:belts,shirts,pants, and shoes come on people. Desaprobar
Taking away our creativity?Schools have always banned certain things, so why should it continue? As students we should have rules, yes. But as Citizens, we shouldn't be limited to certain things. Putting in a dress code is pretty much taking away our creativity. I understand with language on the shirts, but why ban shorts, skirts, and tank tops? Do the teachers WANT their rooms to smell like sweat? I'm just saying, some rules are stupid.
Schools have always banned certain things, so why should it continue? As students we should have rules, yes. But as Citizens, we shouldn't be limited to certain things. Putting in a dress code is pretty much taking away our creativity. I understand with language on the shirts, but why ban shorts, skirts, and tank tops? Do the teachers WANT their rooms to smell like sweat? I'm just saying, some rules are stupid.
When you think about each argument against dress codes, most of them are invalid. For instance, some people say that dress codes keep students from being able to see how much money a student has, but that's not true. Clothing that is "inappropriate" for school is not necessarily more expensive than clothing that abides by school rules. On the contrary, dress codes can cause families more money because they have to buy new clothes for their children if the clothes their child likes to wear are deemed "inappropriate." Another argument people make for dress codes is that inappropriate clothing can distract other students or make them uncomfortable. Well guess what? In the real world you can't ask people to change if you don't like what they're wearing, and school is a good place to learn that. Really, dress codes cause a lot more problems than they solve.
Strict school dress codes restrict a students ability to express themselves. Although a loose code, such as no erotic clothing, and related things seems like a good idea, there's a point where it just becomes complete control. Children these days express their personalities through their outfits, and the dress code prevents this.
Students at schools should be able to express themselves with the way they dress. They should be able to show their taste in fashion, and wear clothes they like and spend their money on. But then again it shouldn't be able to show a lot of skin off, it should be appropriate to wear at school.
If some kids at your school are wearing things you deem inappropriate, that's not any of your business. You need to learn to be respectful of other people's personal choices and ignore it. The subconscious mess that dress codes create doesn't prevent bullying, but encourages it, because we're taught to believe that those who don't follow the dress codes aren't as valuable as others or are sluts or something of similar nature. It' wrong and unjust, and often leads to the thinking later in life that women who get raped were "asking for it" because of how they dressed. On top of it, the schools find it an easy way to keep everyone brainwashed into thinking they're different and unique, when they're all the same. No decent person is actually distracted by what someone wears to the point of not being able to focus and if they are, they need to learn some respect for other people's preferred styles. It's clothing. It's more importantly, THEIR clothing, not yours.
A school can gain a sickening amount of mindless obedience, and social conditioning in their benefit with the dress code. I notice that those who break the dress code distract students because those students are either anxious to see their punishment or because they too, share the poisonous ideals that a woman is "de-valuing" herself by showing skin or that it's "distracting". People should be taught to be respectful and not distracted by clothing or lack thereof, but it doesn't happen because it's easier to just try to get everyone to conform to one another and each other's ideals, it's easier to blame the victim of harassment for dressing a certain way rather than get to the root of the problem, which is people's hostility towards difference and the responsibility bullies and other harassers have over their actions. Heck, even myself, who dresses from neck to toe in conservative Gothic fashion, gets more abuse and harassment and "distraction" than other more revealing clothing.
Free country free school freedom of speech? Why not dress codes? At PUBLIC SCHOOLS. We should be able to wear what we want no matter what people are stupid guys don't care, if anything the people who are looking are the male teachers, most of the teachers don't care and if [parents say it is okay we should be able to wear it.
The answer is no, it does not help whatsoever. These rules that adults enforce on children are close to insane. What is the reason to keep the younger generation from a state of self expression just because you can not wear well what they do? One argument is that they keep you from being involved in gangs, but will studs in a boys ears really cause him to join a gang and shoot someone? The answer is no, why exactly would that happen? And why are they so sexist? Girls are allowed to have low cut shirts and sleeveless shirts, but guys are not allowed to? Why are guys not allowed to have a hair cut that expresses themselves, all because you would rather live in the past with your perfect memories of dressing conformatively in a school setting? Do not make the next generation a copy of yours, let them express themselves for who they are and what they want to be. It is a foolish and childish notion that they should be like you. You say you are preparing them for the future but in truth you hold them ever so far back. I know a child that is 16 that has a unique and fantastic sence of style, but it not allowed to express himself just because he is too scared to get a detention. You are harming more than helping and you tell your children to just follow and obey, while their future employers want a problem solver and a thinker, not someone who follows the books to the perfect letter. I urge you to drop your selfishness for the sake of the new generation, and to not enforce the dress code strictly. Yes wearing close to nothing at all is bad I admit, but little or big things like a sleeveless athletic shirt or ear studs shouldn't be banned, and to think it should be is remedial. A pair of jeans with a ripped knee should not get you expelled and a not naturally occuring hair colour should not get you arrested. It is just common scence.
Sure, the school can control some of the things like shorts, but in my school we get detentions if our shoulders are showing. Going to school alone is already hard, but if we have uniforms, we will hate school even more. Schools can't control us. We still have rights, even if we are students, right?
I don't like having to wear the same colors everyday. Only time you don't is if your outside of school or summer. But majority of your life is in school. Which means majority of your life your going to be sticked down to a policy you don't even like it really sticks i you ask me
Every day I wonder " It would be awsome if we could just wear what we want for once", but we never get it the school is always yelling at us for wrong shoes wrong shirts wrong pants. I'm sick of it i just want to wear what i want with my friends and have the freedom to wear what I want.
Dress codes are great! You don't want boys walking around with their pants to their knees and girls with their but out. So yes i think their should me a dress code. Other people might not agree with me and say"let kids dress how the want".Not thats how girls get pregnant ant a young age and boys aren't even mature enough to notice.
The morals that this country is founded upon-The Unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness should stand. People should dress in whatever makes them feel confident and happy. Dress codes also violate cultural expression; some hats or other head wear give religious identity and students should be able to feel proud of their heritage or beliefs. Schools say they are open for all beliefs and customs yet they don't give students ways to show them through dress. That's hypocritical.
They rob students there style ,fashion, not every one want to wear clothes from the school o we we should because what if parents , guardians or other people do not like it and they did not have to wear dress codes when they were kids so what would they feel like us
There is no purpose in using dress code because, for one, kids don't even enforce it, plus sometimes its too strict and kids get in trouble for stupid things. Therefore, I personally think dress code should not be enforced because students do not even follow the dress code how it is.
All students should have the right to dress how they want wherever they want. They should get to express themselves with their clothing. I believe that all students in every school should dress in the style they like or want. Schools shouldn't have any dress code anymore so cancel that rule.
School is not a fashion show, students should be able to wear what they please to a certain extent. It is a form of expression, within certain limits. There should still be a dress code, but not so strict. Give the students a little leniency. Have you seen what students wear to college?
It shouldn't be strictly enforced because the way that children and teens dress is the way that they express themselves. They shouldn't be punished for the way that they express themselves. If it were in a case where the child was showing undergarments, their stomach or the piece of clothing has profanity or something like that, its understandable but not when its clearly not breaking some kind of important rule.
Although having dress codes in schools teach kids self respect and helps girls also learn standards, it isn't the ONLY or right way to teach students what they need to know to have self respect and standards. Besides, if a girl wants to dress in short shorts, that is fine, it should be their choice on what they wear anyways. Also, for the self respect, that isn't really something you learn from just how you dress, it is also something you learn from how you treat yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. In conclusion, dress codes aren't the way to go to teach kids self respect or standards.
Kids should be allowed to wear what they want and dress freely. It gives them an opportunity to express their personalities and what they like in a different way. If there's a dress code, that is taken away. Now, of course, there should be a line drawn somewhere. Inappropriate things shouldn't be allowed, but majority should.
Schools shouldn't have dress code because that limits our freedom as kids. In one school, I couldn't wear a cookie monster shirt because it was a distraction to the pre-schoolers. That was in second grade. I am now in sixth grade and we pretty much don't even have dress code. Some thing I understand but Really!!? It amazes me.
People should be allowed to wear what they want, express there minds is the best way to say it. People that hate other people for wearing there minds shouldn't even give an opinion, if they want to dress modesty and such they should do it themseves instead on innforcing it on us.
1. Some people dont feel comfortable in the clothes the school tells them to wear
2.It makes the students not like school more
3.In some states itts hot and the stidents have to wear long sleeved shirts and long pants
4.Schools should be more concerned about the people disrupting the class than people wearing "inappropriate clothes"
Dress code takes away our freedom of expression- that’s against our constitutional rights! Not being able to wear the clothes that make us feel comfortable about ourselves lowers our self-esteem. Dress code is not a good way to control kids. If kids aren’t allowed to express themselves harmlessly though their clothes, they will find other ways. These include drugs, graffiti, gangs and rebelling against the dress code. Ever heard of the saying “strict parents make sneaky kids?” It’s the same in school. If you don’t let kids do things they want, they will find a way around it. And they will get better and better at getting sneaky about things because they have to so they don’t get caught! Now think about it- we already sneak stuff around the dress code every day. Students wear headbands, colorful socks, patterned belts and hair-ties that are not dress code approved. And I think the teachers set bad examples for kids by the way they dress.
Dress code also wastes time, and it’s distracting. One of the reasons dress code was created was so clothes wouldn’t be distracting in class. Now tell me this- is it not distracting when kids are called out of class to be reprimanded about their clothes? They have to wait in the office until their parents can come to bring them a change of clothes. Their parents have to leave work to take care of the kids for something as stupid as a sweater that has stripes. Then they have to change into the new clothes and when they finally get back to class, it disrupts the lesson for the other students.
For many people, the hardest part about complying with the dress code is financial issues. Now, parents have to buy clothes for kids to wear to school, and outside of school. They can’t afford more clothes for school, so the clothes kids have get dirty, worn, and old. They still aren’t going to be brand name, and kids will still get bullied. Dress code was supposed to help students so they wouldn’t get bullied for having clothes that were old or weren’t brand name. According to Mr. Sippler, the argument that it would be hard for parents to buy clothes for their children’s lives both in and out of school didn’t even come up in the discussions of the committee who decided to enforce a dress code. He believes the dress code does not eliminate this problem. It just tries to mask it. Kids are still going to get bullied, and made fun of because this is the nature of some of the students. Dress code does nothing to help this problem.
Whether schools strictly enforce dress code really depends on the person. As far as I'm concerned, I would rather not have a tight dress code, though I do think that some sort of one is necessary. I understand though (having gone to a school with uniforms for a time) that wearing a uniform does make life easier in the morning. Though I prefer to express myself, schools with a uniform policy have more of a sense of equality, and you know a person by their attitude, not their dress.
Nobody wants to be restricted by what they wear. So many people get in trouble for wearing clothes that the school doesn't like what kids wear today and they cant update there style in clothes. If kids can't wear what they want then they cant express who they are. Kids like to express who they are with their clothing. Plus the people in charge of dress code are in their 90's. They really need to hire a new staff.
Dress the way you want to dress. It's not your body to control, it's our body you can dress the way you to dress because that's you. You can express yourself with many things and dressing is one that is common so dress to be yourself. That's all i have to say
Dress code is literally so stupid, I can't even. I mean hello, it's called freedom of speech! People judge each other in uniforms, so why would normal clothes be worse? No matter what you do or wear in school, students will judge each other. It's a fact of life so get over it and cut uniforms/dress code.
Dress code, as many supporters has claimed, improve grades. In fact, adding dress codes give most students an extra thing to take care of. Try taking in a student who is never diligent, dress him or her in the school uniform, and wait for the grade to boost from F to A. As for bullying, educating students to not judge people by their clothing will solve the problem. With dress codes, the job of discriminating people of clothing has shifted from students to teachers and administrators. One last point. Wearing a business suit to work is not a hard thing to do at all, so the argument about training students for work dress code is moot.
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
Its Just Stupid I believe there SHOULD be rules, don't get me wrong. Gangs, extreme cleavage, sagging, and your butt falling out of your shorts should be strictly prohibited. But spaghetti straps, see through tops (with adequate coverage of breasts), crop tops (belly button and below), strapless shirts/dresses, and shorts that cover up one's butt should be acceptable! A big part of school is finding out who you are. People express themselves through clothing. If you're telling children what to and what to not wear is taking away their freedom. Don't come to school dressed like a prostitute.
At our school, the principal seems to add new things to our drress code weekly. Last week he banned yoga pants and leggings. I can see why but it is not fair. He also said that we could where them if they flair out at the ankles. What is the point of that?
First off, enforced dress codes destroy the right for students to express themselves in a fashionable way. Yes, students need to dress appropriately to school. But I don't think students should be more uptight in school. We're not teaching kids and teens how to be business people or militants. We're teaching them how to explore in learning.
Dress codes can also disrupt creativity in students and that's unhealthy. Students should have the right to wear what's comfortable to them, as long it's appropriate. Plus, if we're talking about like uniforms, those things are "Expensive" while clothes in shops range from 5$ and above (depends on the persons fashion).
The parents buy their children all these close that they find appropriate but the school says no because it distracts the opposite gender when really it doesn't. And the student still wear it because they have all these clothes that their parents bought them that they can only wear on the weekend or on summer break and everyone know its never long enough of a break so it makes sense that schools shouldn't be enforcing dress codes.
The years during which children are educated are formative, and filled with self discovery. Part of that is trying new styles and experimenting with who you are and how you look. It isn't fair to take away that important aspect of growing up. I speak from personal experience. I lived in California and attended a public school for most of my life, and wore whatever I pleased to school, within certain reasonable restraints. Recently, my family and I moved to Australia, where I attend a private Christian school which enforces a strict uniform policy. I will be attending this school for the last two years of my education, and I have never felt so restrained and claustrophobic in my life. The freedom to discover myself is gone. I can no longer experiment with makeup, hairstyles, nails, or even simple accessories such as hair ties, and I feel as though they've taken away not just my right to dress how I so please, but also my right to individuality. Why should it matter how I dress? I understand the argument of distraction and that school is a place to learn, not model, but school should also not be a place where one doesn't feel compelled not to speak to teachers for fear of being told off for covering a few blemishes with concealer. For the past year (the duration of my stay in Australia) I have felt anxious, rebellious, and even depressed as a result of both the school's strict uniform code and the overall suffocating nature of the school. However unfortunate, I cannot move schools as this one is the best academically in our district. Therefore, I must resign myself to the fate of uniforms, albeit dramatically :), but my stance on this issue will always remain a forceful NO.
I think that instead of enforcing strict dress codes, they should start teaching people that girls are not sexual objects. The human body is natural and why it offends people, is beyond me. We are in 2013 and covering yourself up isn't a main priority anymore, this isn't 1635 or anything. We can't stop what trends come out, but we can stop how negatively people react to them. Let them express themselves.
If dress codes were enforced too strictly, people would have less room for self expression, a hugely important thing for school aged kids. They need to have the assurance that they are their own individual person, and be able to express that however they desire. Creativity comes out through more than just a paintbrush.
It's also a matter of examining why we're concerned about it. I see a lot of comments on here about short shorts and tank tops. Shoulders and thighs are not obscene or sexual, they're not inappropriate, they're just body parts. It shouldn't be a girl's responsibility to ensure that other people aren't staring at them; punish the people staring.
They only dress code I agree with is no showing underwear (aside from bra straps within reason) and no profane/obscene writing or imagery on clothing.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
Not every kid that comes to school is dressed in short shorts and tube tops. I think there should be a dress code, but it shouldn't be so strictly enforced to the point where kids are afraid to come to school for fear of getting in trouble for their clothing. It also makes us very uncomfortable, as kids, being watched all day, everyday.
Many schools don't allow spahgetti straps, and if you go to my school, not garments whatsoever may be exposed. Many schools do 't allow short shorts, which is unfair because some have longer arms than others. Some girls' arms may be extremely short, allowing them to wear short shorts. My arms are very long, so I can barely even wear shorts, so I have to wear more capris. Even if the code is enforced, students will still worry about what they wear. And even more so. In the morning now instead of just thinking that they want to look pretty and feel good about themselves, they have to do that with clothing that they may not like. To wear ugly clothing because of dumb rules may take other students' attention off of learning as they make fun of whoever is wearing the ugly clothing.
I truly believe people should be able to wear whatever they please, wherever they please no matter who it offends or "distracts". Coming from a 17 year old gay boy with aspergers autism and a love for alternative fashion, I can honestly say the enforced dress code I have experienced in elementary, middle and high school have left me a tad traumatized. I'm lucky to go to a school that doesn't enforce it as much, but even then there's the tyrannous bunch that feel it NECESSARY to disrupt your learning experience by interrupting it with an arrest-like punishment to indoor suspension; sitting in a cold room all day being forced to be quiet and do nothing but whatever available work you may have to complete while still making you miss classes and lessons VITAL to your general knowledge for those subjects. This mostly only happens because of my alternative way of dressing which makes me stick out amongst the other basic-clothed students. It makes me feel singled out and downright victimized just for being myself. So what if it distracts others? Let them be distracted! Diverting themselves away from their academic goals simply to draw their attention to someone dressed a certain way is nobody's fault but their own. In the real world, you encounter all kinds of distractions in any job. Is a towel boy at a beach resort simply gonna drop everything and stop doing his job to focus on a woman wearing a bikini? Of course not considering the beach is full of women in skimpy clothing. I should not have to feel ostracized, criminalized and somewhat traumatized simply because my specific style "disrupts the learning environment".
Tell me, what is so bad about flip flops, tank tops, and shorts? Especially when we are talking about GRADE SCHOOL kids. Girls can't wear tank tops because it distracts the boys, really? At grade school age boys only care about video games, playing in the mud, and jumping off of things. I highly doubt that a little girl's bare feet or shoulder is going to "turn them on". The older the kids get, I can understand shorts not being so short as to showing their genitals, or boys having their pants pulled up around their waste, but that should be a PARENTS responsibility to make sure their kids are dressing appropriately. It is not a school thing, it is a GENERAL thing. Spending so much time trying to enforce a dress code, that a lot of teens will PURPOSELY try to press the limits with is absolutely ridiculous. Educators need to focus on what they are teaching and not what some kid is wearing. Making a kid dress a certain way in the school is not going to change who they are, how they act, or what they wear outside their doors anyway. This is a PARENTS responsibility NOT A SCHOOLS.
Schools shouldn't have strictly enforced dress codes because its unfair on the students and they don't get to have a choice on what they want/have to wear on a day to day basis. Schools that enforce uniform, from a students point of view, have more students not cooperating with the teachers and the staff at the school.
Being in a high school with the highest pregnancy rate in the U.S. Administrators often think that our clothes are the reason we are doing things, but its not like students are doing those things in the school. At my school we are not allowed to show our shoulders because it will be a distraction to other students but most people are not lustful to shoulders. Our cheerleaders are allowed to wear their uniforms that in no way follow the dress code and, when wearing regular clothes, are often exempt from dress code on other days. We have recently been given a new rule about sheer shirts having a shirt underneath it that is school appropriate, so at least 3 fingers wide. Not all students have the same fingers. Our shorts and skirts must be bellow our fingertips, but not all students have the same arm length. We are not allowed to wear hats or knitted caps, but beanies are not included in the rules. When seniors wear camo we have to have them buttoned all way and not rolled, even if they are still above our hips. Our shirts are not allowed to be tied with hair ties to make them shorter or tighter, even if a shirt is worn underneath, Pajama pants, yoga pants and leggings are not allowed. Leggings are not even allowed under shorts or skirts. The administrators claim these clothes cause a distraction to other students. In Our schools we should be teaching students that you shouldn't judge others and you should be in charge of your own body, because in the adult world, students will have to get by without a dress code (on the streets or in a work place or on a college campus). We are currently teaching students to be ashamed of their bodies and who they are and that they are in no control of your hormones. In a school where pregnancies are as common as how often one goes to get their hair cut, we should be teaching students how to make smart decisions, no matter what they wear.
Dress codes (ie must be in uniform, wearing certain shoes) are reasonable. Wearing a uniform discourages truancy, and wearing enclosed leather shoes is a safety precaution, but aside from that, there should be no dress code. Students should be permitted to wear whatever accessories they wish as long as it is not offensive or disrupts the education of other students eg- a wristband encouraging drug use or a 12 inch mohawk disrupting the line of sight. In regards to hair colour and style, students should be free to do as they wish. Long, unnaturally coloured hair does not disrupt learning people!
The bill of rights gives all people rights including students. Students should be able to freely express themselves with their clothing. What happened to the 1st amendment and Tinkers v. Des Moines? Also, it is the parents' job to decide on what is appropriate for their children, and not the government, so schools should let the parents decide.
I think that the schools should definitely not have a dress code, I understand that there shouldn't be anything hanging out of your shorts but that shorts have to be up to your longest finger tips is outrages! Students should be able to express them selves most shorts are short
Where is my child's unique identity that at the teenage age expresses itself in clothes and hairdos. Where would Elvis be if he lived now? Or Einstein? And knowing that 48% of teens had sex by the age of 17, isnt this prudish attitude a relic of the past? My daughter had a period where she wore her hair like a tart and dressed scantily. It is not the school's job to discipline but is my duty to point that out in a loving and guiding way. I think it is damaging to a teen's psyche and self identity to have this done by total strangers. It also adds to the kids feeling that they are not understood and that the gap between adults and them is rather large so how can they trust? Teachers are the enemy. In Europe schools rarely have dress codes because they know these are periods kids are going through and they keep the responsibility of raising children with the parents where it should be. Have you ever heard of European students shooting people at school? Uhhhh no, or rarely - and I know exactly why. Frustration over issues like these, the relentless pressure to perform well, and the utter boredom of the same lessons every day brought by people that no longer have much pleasure in their work because they are overworked and underpaid. It is a horrible system.
Yeah, because a strict dress code helps the dummies in school get REAL smart. I have also done my research and must say a dress code helps to SOME degree. In other words it is useless. Kids need to be able to express themselves, and because everything we do is being controlled. AT LEAST let our dress code be slightly less restricted. Im not saying we need to go buck wild and where whateva, but we DO need to have some say in color or size or how we wear it.
Just because a girls' shorts dont come down past her fingertips doesnt mean that you have to pull her out of class (the reason shes at school) to change clothes. Focus on the education of the students and not on what theyre wearing seriously why is it so important to teachers that a girl is wearing a tanktop. Definitely her boobs or butt shouldnt be hanging out of her clothes but they need to loosen up a little.
Apparently all the shorts I own are inappropriate because they don't come down to my finger tips. I'm tall and have long arms and legs. It's not fair that my fingertips come down to just above my knees. No store sells shorts that long, they might as well not even be shorts anymore. It's not fair and wearing shorts that long will result in bullying. Just make the rules simple so that things not showing shouldnt be showing. A shoulder isnt going to make guys go crazy. Why do we put it all on the girls for what they wear like if guys can't control themselves that's not our fault. It's been programmed in our minds because of this that it's all on the girl because of what she wears and not the guys' fault. This is yet another reason that the world needs feminism.
I actually went to an art school and had to wear a uniform. It's really sad that even at a school that promoted the arts, I was void from expressing myself the way I wanted to. My uniform wasn't as strict as a private schools but we could accessorize. On the coldest day in school, I couldn't even wear a cute scarf around though. It's sad that we're limiting self expression. It improves lots of kids self esteems to be able to wear what they want. I was so sad throughout the years at that school because nobody could see who I was. Usually I let my clothes speak for me and show who I am as I'm not the best at speaking out. It gives me confidence and I'm happy when I put together a cute outfit. It's a form of art to dress how you please and if you can't see that then I'm sorry for you. I know it's not artful to have your boobs hanging out and I agree things like that shouldn't be allowed, but just let teens express themselves.
Why do teachers waste so much time telling us that we cant wear what we want to wear when we came here to learn. I'm not trying to "distract boys" by showing my shoulder so why should they be so worried about that. Even when I went to a uniform school, we would have dress down days and wear what we wanted to wear and some people wanted to wear sweatpants and a t shirt because it was more comfortable than the usual khakis and a polo. It's not a distraction to wear shorts that don't go down to your knees. I'm tall and have long arms so my finger tips go down really far and absolutely no store makes "shorts" that long. It's called the time period and the most people dress for themselves not for others because they want to wear whatever makes them feel best about themselves. I agree that no your boobs shouldn't be hanging out but I think that we can deal with seeing someone's shoulder.
As someone with a love for fashion and looking nice I find these dress codes ridiculous. Do you need to look appropriate? Yes. But the strictness of dress codes are absurd. For example I wore a new dress to school, it ha quality material, not revealing in the slightest and nobody would ever say I looked trashy or represented the school badly but guess they felt differently. I was given a weeks worth of detintion because "dress was 2 centimeters above the knee". What do they expect?! I live at the beach and at times it gets close to 100 degrees! I would be miserable in jeans and even more miserable in some disgusting knee length Bermuda shorts! Schools need to rethink dress code because it is becoming ridiculous. It's impossible to meet the standards while looking nice!
I believe there SHOULD be rules, don't get me wrong. Gangs, extreme cleavage, sagging, and your butt falling out of your shorts should be strictly prohibited. But spaghetti straps, see through tops (with adequate coverage of breasts), crop tops (belly button and below), strapless shirts/dresses, and shorts that cover up one's butt should be acceptable! A big part of school is finding out who you are. People express themselves through clothing. If you're telling children what to and what to not wear is taking away their freedom. Don't come to school dressed like a prostitute and your good! That's just how I feel.
Schools always tell girls they can't wear this or can't wear that simply because they say it distracts other students. And who are these other students? BOYS. I say that if girls are being held down because boys can't control where they look its basically objectifying a woman. Girls do not have boys on their mind when they are putting on clothes, I know I don't, and they are forced to think about it because schools say they should. I have never once seen a girl say "I wonder if boys will stare at me in this at school?" Until the dress code started getting worse. Even I have to limit what I wear because of "distractions", and I don't wear clothes because I think they will attract attention, I wear them because I like the style or how it goes with something else. Get it right schools.
Florida is just too hot for jeans at school! When school starts the heat index is in the 100s, and wearing jeans will just lead to overheating and dehydration, both of which distract from learning. The majority of the time students are sitting under a desk, so it will not be distracting other students like schools say. HOWEVER, by creating a scenario in which students are uncomfortable, guarantees distraction. I agree students shouldn't wear short shorts in the winter, that's absurd, but when it is in the 80s and 90s I believe it's acceptable.
It's not our (girls) fault or problem if guys drop their eyeballs when we're wearing anything even approaching comfortable leggings/yoga pants. And gosh forbid you try wearing a shirt you bought at a non back-to-school sale. Administrators need to stop assuming it's our responsibility to ensure that guys have nothing to look AT and start teaching the guys not to look.
I've seen girls get in trouble for wearing stuff that is totally appropriate. A lot of times its not even about what a girl is wearing. You can't punish a girl for having a womanly figure. Schools need to respect the fact that girls sometimes have boobs and butts. Seriously.
Students should be able to dress in what they find flattering to their body (not too flattering though).
I understand rules that would be against tube tops , see-through shirts , booty shorts and short tops that show your stomach but enforcing a uniform, tank tops, and shorts that are 1 inch above your finger tips is ridiculous! How is showing part of your shoulder sexual in any way? I believe that having the rule against tank tops and shorts slightly above your finger tips allows people to LEARN that (some how) your arms, shoulder and legs are "sexual" . Uniforms are also horrific. How will your children know how to dress when they turn 18 and move out? Some people who grow up wearing uniforms at school their entire life never figure out what fashion shows their personality or what is considered too sexual and not. What I mean by "too sexual" clothing is that they may feel like they have been freed and may also WANT to wear the skimpiest clothing because they can and they don't know that it is not exactly good to show your entire body off to the world (if you know what I mean).
While I understand not allowing students to wear clothing that is particularly revealing or provocative, many schools do make dress code too strict.For example, many schools require shorts to be just above the knee, no rips in jeans, shoulders covered, etc.
They use the excuse that certain kinds of dress is distracting. But from my own experience, it's much more distracting to be constantly worrying if you're going to get in trouble for your clothing due to some rule that the administrators just recently started to enforce.
Many of the standards for dress codes are simply unrealistic.Especially since most clothing that girls, and even boys wear often is most of what is on the market. Again, that brings me back to the idea of the clothing being "distracting." If everyone wears it, how is it going to catch anyone's attention?
I find its bad. Children today want to express themselves by the way they dress and by having a dress code it stops us students from being teenagers we like colours! Also we cant forget to say how expensive uniform is and some come at ridicules prices. I'm in summer school and we have no uniform of dress code and it's amazing even on those hot days in the summer we can wear short sleeves and be confident in how we look and feel good about our selves
Conformity is not part of education and never should be. You could make the argument that kids will not bully each other for their clothing choices, but as a student, I can tell you that is nonsense. Growing up, many students just haven't learned respect and will find a thousand other ways and reasons to bully another student, whether or not they wear the same polo shirt. Students feel much better about themselves when they can make decisions for themselves and wear the clothes they feel confident in. We can and will learn on our own how our choices affect us, and our clothing choices are no exception, but if you keep choosing for us, we'll never have any personal development.
I have had an extremely strict dress code my entire life, and grew too fast to have two entirely separate wardrobes for school and life. Now that I'll be able to pick non-uniform clothes next year, I have realized I can't even begin to guess at my personal 'style.' I have no idea what clothes I like, because I never got to pick. And I don't know how to express who I am through clothing.
Some schools don't even allow students to dye their hair anymore. I feel students should be able to express themselves in any way they want to. I'm a student and if I got in trouble for dying my hair my family and I would be furious. Schools need to chill out.
Having a dress code is not cool! To be cool, u need to sag your pants and untuck your shirt, i mean, i always sag my pants and never tuck my shirt in. People hu dont sag their pants and tuck their shirts in are wierd, i mean, y look smart look awesome and cool, that way, ur gonna get popular
Dress codes are supposed to be put in place with the girls' in mind, when really them being 'distracting to boys' proves that they're not being taken into account. Schools are trying to show girls not to dress for anyone but themselves when they're forcing these rules upon them. Adults need to give boys more credit, they can control themselves around girls in tank tops and shirts, it's not like they're some raging animal looking for anything that'll give out. Give credit to these kids, they're not stupid.
You can't do that if everyone is wearing a white blazer, navy cardigan, and tan khakis! Let people choose how they want to look and dress! It's not a big deal as long as the clothing is appropriate... The shorts rule is stupid by the way, because not all girls have the same arm lengths.
The dress code is pointless considering youre unable to show your shoulders or bra straps, when in reality no one is going to care. If you like a shirt, you should be able to wear it if its not revealing any cleavage areas. If you can wear tank tops in the summer, you should be able to wear them at school. It doesn't bother anyone besides the teachers, because 90% of girls wouldnt wear clothes that cover them anyways due to rude names being said. It has nothing to do with education, nor is it distubring anyone else. Girls shouldnt have to change theyre clothes because its "off-putting" the guys. They should be able to contain themselves, because theyre old enough to act mature. Theyre responsible for their actions, it shouldnt concern what they wear. Its understandable that you don't want to see other girls parts, but strapless dresses and tank tops shouldnt matter. Teachers underestimate the choices we make, and they shouldn't care about what the kids wear. (if its not revealing anything, that shouldnt be revealed)
My daughters elementary school dress code is out of control. These are little kids, not teenage girls or boys. They can't wear tank tops, they can't wear sandals (even the kind that strap to your foot i.e. can't slip off), skirts have to go to your middle finger, so do shorts, etc., etc. If I wanted to deal with this kind of hyper-conservative crap then I would have sent her to Catholic school. This is public school! As long as the clothing isn't showing an inappropriate amount of skin, there shouldn't be a problem. How to dress my child is my choice, left to my discretion not the PUBLIC schools discretion. Try shopping for little girls summer clothing, 85% of what you find in the store would be considered "inappropriate" by school standards. Is she supposed to wear long pants and sneakers all year round, even in 90 degree heat? Ridiculous!
It all starts in school. By using such ridiculous claims that short shorts or strapless shirts "distract" the boys, we begin beating into kids' heads that it's the girl's fault for wearing something "too revealing" instead of it being the boy's fault for being rude and offensive. This then snowballs throughout our lives, until we end up with a rape court case, in which the lawyers actually think it's necessary to ask what someone was wearing when they were raped. No one is entitled to another person even if they're completely nude. This way of thinking, this victim blaming and shaming, needs to stop, and we need to learn to actually be respectful to others.
Many people don't want to have to spend money on clothes that they aren't going to wear, so why should parents have to go out and buy it? I am mainly talking about shorts here. A majority of girls wear shorts that are not to their knees, so I find it pretty dumb that some people have to buy longer shorts, or wear shorts that aren't to the expected length and get it trouble. I think that as long as you are covered, like your butt is, then you should be fine. I don't see the problem if you are covered and nothing is hanging out...
I agree with this 100%. People get bullied and judged especially in schools and work environments. People that do not wear clothing from brands or popular clothing stores are discriminated by others and may have an advantage or disadvantage over getting that promotion they deserve more then the well dressed, wealthy, good looking person.
Schools should not enforce dress code because kids all around the world are shaped differently and built in mysterious ways. Some kids have to pay extra money for clothes that will actually fit them, not everyone is made the way people think and its to much because not everyone can afford it. Honestly I am 12 years old and I will only fit in my 9 year old sisters pants and they're too short it's not easy for me...
Those who tarnish individuality for means of conformity are poisoning the minds of America's youth, born and raised in the land of the free. Liberty, and the democratic propagation of ideas, is more important than a miniscule boost of safety -- it's the basis of what America was founded on.
Why does the school board care what I wear? It is my freedom of expression! It does not affect my learning or create a distraction! You are not paid to judge me, choose what I wear, tell me what I can or can have pierced. You are paid to educate me on the subject you teach. That's it, so stop trying to rob me of my freedom of expression!
Its unfair on the kids because their parent are having to go out and buy that strict uniform and it may be too expensive for them. Me having three girls it would make it easier for me. Most parents I talk to when I wait for the kids say the uniforms are getting expensive even if they have one kid. Having a non strict uniform would make it much easier on the parents and kids. The kids would love it because they can feel comfortable in their own clothes and be stylish at the same time.
Most dress codes are shades of gray, white, and blue. Personally, that's fine by me. However, some friends of mine like the bubbly, bright colors. I dislike the styles: polos, khakis, skirts. I would rather wear sweats and flip flops than tights and ballet flats. Also, no matter where you go, people will be judged on the brand and style of their clothing. There is no solution in the world of school clothing.
I hate dress code a lot because I get in trouble all the time and it's not fair at all!!!! My teacher hates me and whenever I wear stuff they get me in trouble!! Spaghetti straps aren't even sexy!!1!1!! I have constitutional rights to wear whatever the heck I want and I'm not gonna let my nasty old teacher get in the way!!1!!1!!! DRESS CODE IS A PIECE OF CRUD
Teachers and administrators at our school have been publicly shaming girls for our wearing of "inappropriate" clothing such as tank-tops, shorts, and skirts. Girls are getting reprimanded for wearing shorts that are 1-1.5 inches away from their fingertips, on the hottest days of the year. Boys, however, are punished far less, in comparison to girls, for wearing inappropriate shirts that promote drugs and sagging pants. Can you feel equality? I can't.
We have seen in communist governments how people dislike the fact that everyone is the same. In her book Anthem, Ayn Rand shows a communist utopia, but there is no happiness, no joy, no free thinking. The citizens are punished for expressing themselves. Is this what we want in our schools?
I think that schools should enforce a dress code because people have the right to express their opinion through their clothes and some people might not feel comfortable about what they are wearing. People shouldn't be told what to wear because they might not like what the school is giving them to wear.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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....
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... >.<
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!