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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.