The dress codes for school are very unconstitutional. A lot of schools are shutting down student rights and what they want to wear. The schools will overreact and the things that the school dislikes they will ban whether it is in the dress code or not. The dress codes that they put in to action are too broad. The things that express us the most are not allowed. Students are not having the freedom of speech that they should be allowed. Schools are not allowed to to dismiss material they dislike. If they are gonna keep a dress code then what students wear and don’t wear have to be balanced(Haynes). This shows that dress codes should take it down a bit.
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.
School dress code unfairly target girls because their attire can be more distracting to male teachers and students.
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.
In the story “A&P” a teenage-boy, Sammy, instantly starts watching 3 girl’s movements throughout the store he works in. He is absorbed in their movements so much, “[He] stood there with [his] hand on a box of HiHo crackers trying to remember if [he] rang it up or not” (1). Sammy has a simple job, yet he is so intrigued by the girls, which are doing nothing particularly interesting, that he cannot finish the task at hand. This proves the point that young boys view women as their viewing pleasure, at their own time. This is further illustrated when Sammy states “What got me, the straps were down” (2). He further goes on to eloquently describe the young girl’s shoulders. She is simply grocery shopping while wearing a top that is a little big in the arms, yet it is treated as scandalous. The store manager goes further states that the top is not allowed due to their shoulders being shown because “It’s our policy” (6). This is borderline crazy due to the fact that grocery stores due not have dress codes. Wearing a bathing suit is not inherently sexual, although Sammy and everyone else in the store views it like it is, which is when the sexism is
The administration and teachers think the dress code is just fine even if it means that the student will have to miss their classes. The dress code is unfair and females are told that they are distractions for boys and the class. Females are told that they will be a distraction to boys if they wear leggings or if their shoulders can be seen, but has anyone ever heard a boy say “Man those are some nice shoulders!” I never have. Women cannot express themselves as easy because of the restrictions they have on the clothing they can wear. The way women dress is the way that people are going to perceive them. I do not think that is how it should be, everyone should be treated the same no matter how they look. But that will not happen because we know live in a very judgmental society and every little thing anyone does will be judged. The school dress code is just another thing that women get judged on because they have to follow these rules and have this certain look about them, that way they do not mess with the way that boys will learn. I believe that a female’s education is just as important as males and if a male can get away with wearing bro tanks, then girls should be allowed to wear tank tops too. Dress code needs to go both ways not just targeted towards females because that is what will make it
No matter what a student wears to school it doesn’t block or contribute weather a student will learn or not, so if a student wants to wear a crop top to school they should be able to wear it if a girl decides to wear shorts to school she should be able to wear it. Sometime boys might feel it’s too hot to come to school in a t-shirt and decides to wear a tank top he should be able to wear it and not have to serve a consequence. No matter how much schools have dress codes students will try to outbreak those rules. At the end of the day students come to school to get an education, students use their brains to learn and not what they wear to school.
All schools have a set of rules which they expect each student to obey blindly and with no objection. Yet many of these rules bring many controversial arguments along with them. One of the most commons one being the dress code. Every high school has a dress code to ensure the safety of their students, “ dress in appropriate attire which does not distract or offend others,” specifically the female population (Source F). Dress code is a controversial topic in every high school. Why? Style is a way for a person to show his or her personality with no need for actions. It allows a person to express their thoughts, emotions, and voice without really ever saying anything. Dress code, however, makes that choice limited, aiming mainly towards the girls. Girls are told to wear clothes that reveal nothing which closes their voice. They are not allowed to express their individuality and beauty in their own special way. Schools with strict dress code have established the fact that girls are just sex objects. This not true in any way. Everyone should have the right to dress in a way they feel comfortable and not conform to a school’s or society’s
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.
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.
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.
To begin, dress code is typically a set of rules that gives a detailed list to what you can and can not wear. 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 2003-2004 one in eight public schools required a uniform. In 2011-2012 numbers rose to one in five schools (“School”). Lots of schools are required to enforce dress code and most of them have a Code of Conduct or specific document where the rules and guidelines are layed out. There are many opinions about the dress code but, schools believe that it plays a key role in students academic performance.
Have you ever gotten dress coded? Well, I have, even though what I was wearing wasn’t even bad. Schools have always had a problem with the dress code because students want to wear what they like! First, everyone expresses themselves in many ways. When teens express themselves through their clothes they shouldn 't get punished for it. Second, a dress code should not harm anyone 's religion or heritage background. Kids shouldn’t have to worry about getting dress coded for the way they look because if it was how they were raised they shouldn’t have to get looked down on for it. Although, it can help with kids and teens getting teased. Kids don’t just get teased for their clothes, it could be anything and that will never change. Teens should be able to wear clothes they want and not what the schools want.
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.
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.