Recently, more and more schools all over the country have turned to dress codes. Some people say that dress codes teach professionalism and protect students. However, schools should not have dress codes because dress codes target girls and limit their freedom of expression. They also are hard to enforce and students break them anyways.
First, there are many dress code rules in schools. A handful of these rules include, no hats, no illegal substances can be advertised on garments, no sunglasses, and jackets must be worn with good taste (“Student”). Rules directed at a specific gender includes, “Female student can wear unsleeved garments that adequately cover their undergarments” (“Student”), and, ”Male students have to wear sleeved garments” (“Student”). With rules comes opinions, and with opinions comes arguments. Second, Because of these rules there are many people with opinions againsts the dress code policy.
School Dress Code is Sexist School dress code has gotten out of hand, limiting young girls and boys on what they can wear to school. Telling young women that they are distractions in class because of what they wear. Girls get sent home because of their outfits it makes it seem like the administration is not worried about whether or not they get an education. Many types of clothing d or that have such as leggings, low cut shirts, and shorts have been banned or have restrictions. It is hard to find clothes that meet all these requirements.
Putting a dress code into effect would limit students freedom of expression. Many students inalienable rights get taken away with this rule, “In the 1970 case Richards v. Thurston (3-0), which revolved around a boy refusing to have his hair cut shorter, the US First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that "compelled conformity to conventional standards of appearance" does not "seem a justifiable part of the educational process." Another example of students getting their freedom taken away was at Friendly High School in Maryland where they were not allowed to wear pink shirts to wear pink shirts in order to support breast cancer month. Knowing this they wore the shirts anyway and approximately 75 students got in-school-suspension. Schools with dress codes like those take away freedoms that students will have in the real world.
School Dress codes do not allow students to completely express their individuality. Schools want students to be able to think for themselves and create a sense of who they are, but it is not easy when they are forced to abide by rules that take away from from that. It should be a place of expressing ourselves freely in a learning environment without having to worry about what we wear as an interfering issue. The fact that the school system cares more about the student dress code than their education is an issue in itself. Schools should promote dress code individuality because of religious aspects, mental health, and human experience.
Many high schools have implemented dress codes that set rules for what students can and cannot wear while on school premises, and yet many people disagree with these policies. Though arguments can be made for either side, a dress code can have a very positive outcome for all parties involved. A fixed dress code promotes professionalism in a learning environment, and contrary to popular belief, it does not limit a student’s freedom of expression. Last but not least it encourages equality and acceptance among their peers. A dress code can be reasonable if used in proper situations that require certain attires. I believe there is indeed a need for a dress code for it to be able to maintain an atmosphere conducive for learning.
Dress codes are more distracting than the clothes the students wear and if the students get distracted, it’ll be their fault for not paying attention in class because they are supposed to be paying attention to the teacher and not the clothing on others. The dress codes even ban religious clothes! In Kentucky, a 14 year old girl was suspended for wearing a headscarf or a hijab.
Any girl who has attended a public high school understands the daily dilemma of dress code. On those scorching hot days as the school year approaches summer, many girls can be found scavenging through their closet for a “school appropriate” outfit or one they won’t melt into a sweaty puddle in. Her dresses will show too much leg, her tops will inappropriately expose her shoulder or collar bone, and her shorts will be too short — at least that 's what the school says. Dress code in modern day high schools should be boycotted because they are a violation to student and parents rights, sexist, out of date, a double standard, and they disrupt a female students education. It 's fair to agree with a policy that claims stringent dress codes increase the emphasis on academics and reduce the pressure of socioeconomic status; however, these dress codes violate the students First Amendment right to freedom of expression and the parents’ Fourteenth Amendment right to raise their children in their own way.
You need to cover your shoulders,you need call home, School dress code unfairly target girls because their attire can be more distracting to male teachers and students. But boys are not necessarily being taught not to harass their female peers. By taking a girl out of class on a hot day for wearing something too revealing you basically saying that a boy's education and focus is more important than ours, because we spend time out of class to go to the office to call home for a change of clothes or even be sent home.dress codes make girls feel terrible like our bodies are inappropriate and need to be hidden. The dress code make girls feel apologetic and guilty like we’re responsible for other people's hormones and lack of self control.
Students can express their style and identity through their clothes. Students would like the freedom to keep up with latest styles and fashion and having dress codes takes that away. Lee Rowland, “School dress codes are saying that the self-identity that you want to express through your clothes doesn 't belong here. ”(Rowland 1).
Dress code is very common in places such as offices, workplaces, and schools. Having a dress code in offices and workplaces isn’t a problem because it makes the workers dress appropriate and represent the company. Although people can argue that dress code in schools does the same thing as workplaces and offices, there is a lot of controversy. Dress code and uniform policies in schools hasn’t always been a problem, because clothing used to be simple and plain. As time has gone on, numbers have been dramatically increasing.
In the 2015-2016 Faribault Middle School Student Handbook there is a dress code portion. The portion consists of allowed school wear and banned school wear. In the banned school wear it clearly states, “Headwear (hats, hoods, scarves, etc.) are not to be worn in the school building.” Therefore, why are girls allowed to
Many students that know uniforms will be beneficially, but don’t agree with school uniforms will continue to disagree with implementing them. It can be easily agreed that school uniforms may take away their self-expression in school, but what matters more in school is the way of learning. It can also be agreed that many students do not accept the self-expression of their classmates and make fun of them. Students, parents, and school administration should be able to recognize the benefits that school uniforms come with.
Teens should be able to wear clothes they want and not what the schools want. In the first place, teens should be able to express themselves in many ways. Having a dress code makes it so teens can’t fully express themselves through their clothes. Now people can and do express themselves many different ways but you can tell a lot from a person just from the way they dress.
About the shorts issue, some people say that everyone should be able to wear whatever they want at school, but here’s where I do agree with the school dress code: when it comes to shorts there has to be a line somewhere. I think people should be able to wear most of what they want to wear to school, but if I want to see someone in basically underwear length shorts--which I usually don’t--I’ll honestly just go to a beach and watch the people there. School also is a different atmosphere than the beach or any other casual setting. For example, most people wouldn’t go to a job interview in their underwear (unless it’s something like a modeling company), and so most people wouldn’t go to school in nearly underwear length shorts.