Student Rights By: Joey James Do students ever think that the schooling system takes away some of their basic rights? Should they have to trade their rights for a ticket into school? Sometimes school systems infringe the rights of students through aspects of privacy, freedom of expression, and freedom of speech.
School dress code isn’t just a list of clothes you can and cannot wear, it’s a violation of your First Amendment rights. Dress code is a set of guidelines in reference to clothing. Most schools use different dress codes, but they are very common throughout the United States. Dress code is said to be used as a way to protect students in schools, but dress code is used for many different things, it can be a good thing, and it can also be a bad thing.
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.
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.
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.
School dress codes can lead people to be embarrassed, lose self-esteem, violate people 's first amendment right of freedom of speech, and some dress codes are labeled as gender biased towards women. School dress codes can very easily harm a kids chance at being successful not only in school, but in future life as well, if they never feel comfortable in their own skin. If they can not show off who they truly are, then why do schools highlight the importance on a child 's social emotional learning, if they themselves are harming the kids. Although school dress codes do take away economic differences in school, does that qualify as a good enough reason to harm a child’s right of self-expression? I don’t believe, children need to be taught to share with people who they are and not be hiding behind a piece of clothing they were told to wear.
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.
Also, the rule distracts them in class, because they can’t wear their favorite band shirt, so they must tell their friends about the band during class. Overall, school dress codes are unconstitutional and should be banned because they try to take away one of your inalienable rights.
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.
Dress codes are more distracting than the clothes the students wear and if the students get distracted, it’ll be their fault for not paying attention in class because they are supposed to be paying attention to the teacher and not the clothing on others. The dress codes even ban religious clothes! In Kentucky, a 14 year old girl was suspended for wearing a headscarf or a hijab.
Dress codes are a necessary aspect of school, and they help teenagers to focus more in school. Rules for how to dress prevent boys and girls from being distracted by fancy clothing. Often times, girls tend to focus on what other girls are wearing and how other girls may look super attractive or trashy. In addition, boys look at girls who are dressed in very releasing clothing. Whether the person is a boy or girl, both become distracted by revealing or poor clothing.
School Dress Code is Sexist School dress code has gotten out of hand, limiting young girls and boys on what they can wear to school. Telling young women that they are distractions in class because of what they wear. Girls get sent home because of their outfits it makes it seem like the administration is not worried about whether or not they get an education. Many types of clothing d or that have such as leggings, low cut shirts, and shorts have been banned or have restrictions. It is hard to find clothes that meet all these requirements.
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. Lee Rowland, “School dress codes are saying that the self-identity that you want to express through your clothes doesn 't belong here. ”(Rowland 1).
Dress code Belleville West has had a dress code since 2002 and students and parents have hated it . The students from west think it is a waste of time and the nonsense it has for them. Most students think it is a appearance or even to try to reduce violence. Mostly male student think is it because of women student, and why there is a dress code. “There is a dress code so people won 't wear stupid and inappropriate things to school,” Senior, Keyairre Gaston said.
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.