School Dress Code Research Paper

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School dress code changes as ages change. Elementary school dress code is antithetic compared to High school dress code. First, Elementary school limits to no hats and not tank tops. How does an eleven year old know what a “short-short” from a normal short? Next, Middle school, we are flooded with another wave of new dress code rules. Only shorts/ skirts must be knee length and still only T-shirts. Lastly, High school where the dress code is inconceivable in contrast to the last two examples previously mentioned earlier. Please limit yourself expression for at home on the weekends; an intrinsic substrate sweatshirt and a rudimentary pair of jeans seems to be the perfect way to quench the dress code thirst. In contrast, a disciplined dress…show more content…
Multiple students said again and again that they did not care about dress code, but keep in mind they have a limited dress code, not total or no control. The teacher of the class, Melissa Burtraw, mother of two boys told her class her opinion, which was “a uniform is a beautiful thing, five shirts; five pairs of pants some jeans and a dressy outfit; beautiful thing” she proceeded about how it would help laundry at home and how there would be no discrimination of poverty or the rich, for the reason of there would be no need for brands or labels. Mrs. Burtraw makes a powerful argument, but questions are left unanswered. How did a brand or logo show economic standing? A local Salvation Army is donated on average about 3 bags a day; filled with tons of different clothes. Some may have trouble believing that name brands would not be in…show more content…
Additionally, children are told “Be yourself” or “Express yourself” from celebrities, teachers and some even parents, but how can one express a limit or rule? How can a shirt or a logo inhibit someone’s learning? Schools can restrain children’s clothes, but not their individuality. No human is alike, after all, America says we accept all and that we are the “melting pot” of people; and yet our schools are allowed to say otherwise? In 1969, this was considered unconstitutional in the case, Tinker v. Des Moines. Secondary school students in Des Moines, Iowa silently protested the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands. The school administers asked these students to remove them, students rebelled and were consequently suspended. Afterwards, three parents of three of the students’ brought this court and won. The student’s first amendment rights brought them a Supreme Court victory. Justice Tinker delivers his opinion to the court on how the student’s act was all “pure speech” and says in his verdict “…First Amendment rights, applied in light of the special characteristics of the school environment…” which supports my

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