Dress Code Benefits

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Does the dress code bring more harm to the community than benefits? In recent studies, by the National Center for Education Statistics, more than half of the schools in the United States supplemented the dress code in their education (“Should Schools Have Dress Codes?” 1). As a result, complaints, made by students and parents alike, are seen more commonly in the courts. Charles Haynes, a First Amendment Center scholar, anticipates these cases, will be won by the students and parents because, it is crucial for students to express themselves to prepare them for society (Haynes 1). The dress code negatively impacts students by stopping them from finding their identities and diverting attention from individuality, threatening their futures. More…show more content…
The current regulations with the dress code prohibit the freedom of expression and limit diversity (Haynes 3). As a result, the dress code lowers students’ self esteem, confidence, and decision making in the community. Furthermore, a lack of self confidence and decision making halts progress for individuals to make certain decisions such as leading a group from an uncertain circumstance instead following rules that prohibit what to wear for a job (“Should Schools Have Dress Codes?” 2). Because of these reasons, students becoming decisive individuals in the future that will impact our democracy with their new ideas will we questionable and hazy. Additionally, it is important to note that the students that the school prepares for is ready to become successful and independent thinkers and not just followers of some limiting factors such as dress code policies and “arbitrary rules” (Robson 3). That is because democracy is made up of free thinkers that changes the way the world works, not how they…show more content…
Among the statics an astonishing 62% of schools that use the dress see an increase in school safety (Daniels 2). Even with these statistics, it does not provide any evidence that violence disappeared, since the dress code only provides a sense of professionalism not protection. Additionally, dress code does not stop and harassment, both physically and mentally, and continues to disrupt education. For example, a person not wearing the correct dress code attire will receives consequences, therefore, limiting the education that is taught by the teachers and school. Unfortunately, someone who follows the dress code does not mean they will feel less depressed or act differently or violently in school. Furthermore, percentages that demonstrate that 72% percentage of the schools that have the dress code embedded in their school system are more school spirited (Daniels 2). This is not always true because by including the dress code in schools limits the type of clothing and colors that schools allow them to wear, thus, prohibiting some clothing that even represent the school. Similarity, because the dress code limits the freedom of expression, therefore advocating a gloomy and sullen atmosphere since they, the students, cannot express themselves freely. Most schools that have already implemented the dress
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