We all know the dress code very well, preventing us from wearing what we want and letting our real style shine through. Here at Kaneland, there are dress codes that I believe are not needed. For one, the girl’s shoulders are not supposed to be shown, but why is there such a huge deal about them? Is there something about shoulders that makes them so bad that you can’t show them? In the hallways of Kaneland High School there are girls who are wearing an item of clothing that goes against the code and told to change. How are students supposed to change if you have no clothes and the school clothes available are embarrassing because they never fit. Most students can tell that the person got in trouble for the clothing choices they made that morning when they see someone wearing school clothes.
Menlo Park Academy is a chaotic school with no order. The board is made of parents who only want the best for their child. Parents practically run the school and the only students who get the advanced classes are students of parents who fight the school for their child, even if other students are qualified. The school is run by parents, it 's completely chaotic. Menlo Park Academy simply takes the good, gifted from public schools, and hurts the public school system. Of course Menlo’s test scores are high, they have all gifted students. The teachers are a hit or miss, some are really great, and some not so much. Most teachers also play favorites, and make it obvious. There is a ‘dean of students’ (yes, a dean of students in a k-8 school), who play 's obvious favorites, allows his favorites to do anything, while the ones he doesn 't like get punished.
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.
In many schools, today, they either have dress codes or uniforms. Do you feel that we should have to wear uniforms or have a dress code? Dress codes are sometimes overrated because it focuses more on what girls can wear than boys. It’s also teaching females that the way they dress is more important than their education. It is unfair to females, it is unfair to the parents, and it is also unfair to the teachers and staff of the school.
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.
The dress code policy for every school is different. From personal experience, I feel that females are more targeted at my school over boys. I have friends at different schools who can wear almost whatever they want and not be in violation of a school’s dress code. For example, one day a friend of mine, who attends Southern Boone High School, wore volleyball spandex and a very slim spaghetti strap tank top. If dress codes are going to be implemented, they need to be in affect fairly. When dress codes are implemented fairly school administrations will have less trouble dealing with upset students and their parents.
Dress code is something all students don't look forward to having to wear when going to a private or charter school. This is usually because student that switch to private or charter schools probably had came to a school where they don't have to wear one. Since St Jose has a dress code, this may deter or even make kids thwart some kid does form not want to come and have fun at the school because of the dress code. We as a school should commence to have more free wear days or even lower casual days. Having uniforms now a day has become a hamper to us student. This is because our generation now has become more worried about
Dress codes should always be implemented because they focus students and better prepare learners for endeavors later in life. Teenagers tend to get distracted by short-shorts or tight pants. However, a dress code would prevent such distractions from occurring. Also, a dress code teaches children how to properly dress themselves, which will be a necessary ability later in life. Dress codes also make people uncomfortable, which means they are attentive. Dress codes are a necessary aspect of school, and they help teenagers to focus more in school.
A person’s way of dressing can usually express what they feel, especially in young adults. Other times it can be because of a religion or a background. It is the right of a school to make laws concerning the safety of their students, but “they must do so without violating the constitutional rights of students” (Reuters). In 1969 the very first dress code law was established by the US Supreme Court in the case known as Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District. Several high school students wore black armbands to school as a way of protesting against the Vietnam War. Although dress code is meant to protect students in a learning environment, it can also limit their freedom of speech and how they identify themselves. As a teenager, clothing is a very large role in your life. After all, your style portrays your personality and the crowd that you hang out with.
The editorial School dress codes reinforce the message that woman’s bodies are dangerous written by Laura Bates, brings to our attention, the sexism that surrounds the application of dress codes. In the article Bates discusses how, although there are rules for male and female students, it is mainly girls who are punished for dress code violations, and the same dress code rules do not apply for both sexes. Boys are allowed to wear athletic shorts but girls are not, in some cases girls are not allowed to show their legs at all. Alongside the sexism in dress codes is the sexual objectifying and public shaming of young girls, who are told that showing their legs while wearing skirts is distracting to the male faculty; and being publically shamed by being pulled out of class, put into isolated rooms to continue their work, or being sent home altogether. Bates points out
What if your middle school girl came home from school one day and told you that she had to wear boy’s gym shorts because the yoga pants she was wearing turned boys on. Well, this happened to a 13 year old girl for two days in a row at her school. Most schools in the United States have a dress code policy containing many rules for what kids have to wear. In the United States dress code has a very controversial background with many opinions for and against it.
Academic studies are extremely important and schools take many measures to prevent academics from being interrupted. To help focus more on academia, schools across the nation have implemented harsh dress codes – no leggings, yoga pants, skinny jeans, or showing shoulders. School administrators need to think about how they are coming across to the students. Is the removal of a girl wearing “distracting” clothing from class necessary? Dress codes are hindering learning and need to be removed from schools.
America’s public schools have dress codes for students to follow, the dress codes vary between schools but overall they have to do with modesty and appropriateness. More often than not dress codes sexualize and hold students from their first amendment rights of freedom of speech. Schools support the fact if students get to freely choose their clothes (with no dress codes) that it would be distracting. When a student enter the school the negative message given off is not necessary. “Your individuality is inconvenient. The self-identity that you… express through clothing doesn 't belong here. Those opinions on your T-shirt are distracting,” (Bugg). America believes in being free to express yourself. The U.S is a free country, Americans should be able to choose are cloths freely; but
Do we as learners think having an enforced dress code interferes with student education and/or life at school? Some facilitators and parents have enforced different dress code regulations to keep the learners looking to professional standards as much as possible. Other facilitators, parents, and even learners disagree with dress code policies. The way teens dress has become a daily argument in homes and schools. In your opinion should these dress code regulations be enforced among learners whether it is gender enforced or school wide forced?
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, about half of all schools in the U.S. have strict dress codes. Restaurants and places of business are the same too. Dress codes may seem a bit unnecessary but they are there for a reason. Dress codes can be beneficial for schools, restaurants, and places of business. There should be dress codes in places such as school, restaurants, and places of business because dress codes create positive impressions, they help avoid with various problems, and they make a safer environment.