Dress Code Case Study

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On February twenty-fourth 1969, the Supreme Court made a decision in the landmark court case Tinker v. Des Moines. Within that specific case, students were punished for wearing armbands as an act of protest against the Vietnam War. The court ruled as follows “In wearing armbands, the petitioners were quiet and passive. They were not disruptive, and did not impinge upon the rights of others. In these circumstances, their conduct was within the protection of the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth” (Legal Information Institute). This means that the students were not harming anyone, since their protest was passive, and that they had the right to protest under the First and Fourteenth Amendment…show more content…
It is about what is appropriate in the workplace. School is a workplace for students. When students enter the workforce at any capacity. There will be some sort of dress code enforced. It's a part of life. Get used to it.” Now, a lot of the student body have an occupation, at Sarah’s Pizza, Subway, Dulls, etc. The problem with our specific dress code at Tri-County North is that it targets females more than males. For example, Panera Bread has a dress code specifically stating that, “Slacks: Clean, pressed, good repair, khaki colored ‘Docker’ style ONLY. Jeans, cargos, shorts, baggy, and skinny pants are not permitted. Slacks are worn with a plain black belt and must not sit below the waist.” That is only part of it. The statement is objective and enforced fairly. As goes for the dress code at Subway, “Shirt- Black or Autumn colored Subway polo may be worn; Must be clean, neat not wrinkled, proper size and worn properly (no knotting in back); Black or white short sleeve t-shirts may be worn under short sleeve Subway polo [. . .]” As is all of the other dress codes enforced in a work environment. The point is that our dress code is written to target females. The dress codes written above state nothing about leggings, or the length of shorts, or that all sleeves must be worn, it just says this is what you can and cannot wear regardless of gender. Yes, as a student body we understand that we need to be professional, but that should be left in our hands. High school is “preparing” us for college and the real world, yet at college people go shirtless and nothing is said. All we are asking is that our dress code be more open, and less
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