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).
For example, having a dress code and wearing uniforms should be allowed in school, because the school won’t have trouble with any clothes that might not be appropriate and wearing uniforms make the school look way more organized than not having a uniform. They also won’t have any trouble with any attitude that might not be appropriate for school. Many people think the opposite. Since many people think dress codes and uniforms are bad we shouldn’t have them in schools. People should have different opinions and this is mine and many of the communities opinion.
By enforcing school uniforms, schools hope that uniforms will decrease the pressure felt by students to wear the most popular trends and lessen the harsh judgement of other students. As stated by the website ProCon.org, “when all students are dressed alike, competition between students over clothing choices and the teasing of those who are dressed in less expensive or less fashionable outfits can be eliminated” (“Should”). By having students dress in uniforms, schools create a new normal that is more equal for all students. Unfortunately, not everywhere as made this change. People are still greatly pressured to fit in by others who believe keeping up with trends is a normal, important aspect of
For example,you don’t want to buy something for your child that they won’t want to wear or use, especially if they don’t help with absolutely anything. To sum up the fact, many of the people who agree on not having school uniforms stand strongly. However, they are completely convinced they will work wonders for two main justification bullying can’t be eliminated and clothing can’t boost performance in academic environments.
If they love their off the shoulder shirt so much they might just suffer with a detention every time they want to wear it. The difficulty and trouble of enforcing dress codes is also why we should not have one. Many people argue that dress codes teach professionalism and keep students safe. However, professionalism is taught in people's attitude not by what they wear.
School uniforms help because if everyone is wearing the same clothing and they all look the same, you won’t be concentrating on what your friend is wearing, but you will be actually listening to what the teacher has to say. In the book School Dress Codes: A Pro/Con Issue it says, “If you are looking at a guy with a purple mohawk and six earrings you probably aren't concentrating on your teachers as much as you should be.” Page 20. Those are some of the reasons why I think school uniforms help you concentrate more in school because as I said if someone is wearing something crazy in front of you it is going to be really hard to concentrate during class. Instead when everyone is wearing the same thing you will be ready to learn in class without any distractions from what other people are wearing.
“All students should be able to dress comfortably for school and engage in the educational environment without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline or body shaming,” the code states in its “values” section,” (McCombs). There are a total of 269,995 schools in the United States and just a hand full of them have realized the insufficiency of their dress codes. Admittedly, girls’ have the potential to be scandalous; however, school dress codes shouldn’t be so sexist towards them because it allows contemptuous behavior, affects women scholars’ education, and it is extremely outdated.
Imagine getting a call from your daughter during the school day, her saying, “Hey, mom/dad, I need you to come get me, they said my outfit is too distracting.” Leaving home or work to pick her up or bring her new clothes because others can not focus. What was your daughter wearing, leggings, she was wearing leggings. Dress codes are too controlling, it is sexist toward women and unfair on students. Public school dress codes are made to restrict certain clothing that students are allowed to wear, this can be good and bad, but people take it way overboard.
Example is on a warm day students would have to wear pants and a long sleeve shirt, which would affect their academics and make them uncomfortable. Or if it is a cold day, and they are cold they would not be able to put on a jacket, because they would be breaking dress code. o There are times where, uniforms make someone feel uncomfortable and insecure. They also can lead to more bullying because of the way it fits the students body • According to, Child and Teen development specialist Robyn Silverman told NBC News Today that girls tend to compare themselves to others on how they look in uniforms A 1999 study conducted by experts of Texas Southern University showed that bullying incidents increased by as much as 12% • Fights in middle schools nearly doubled within one year of introducing mandatory uniforms.
Clothing of choice can be argued as a method of expressing personal identity as well as beliefs (Swafford 8). A student may like to wear a new outfit every other day, or wear more comfortable clothing. Evans believes that uniforms are not required to prevent wearing clothes that represent gangs, as there should already be rules that prevent this (Evans 3). Many parents corroborate this and believe school uniforms are not required to further students education, and that it can be done by placing basic rules on what can and can not be worn in school. While rules such as these are enforced in schools that lack a dress code, they can only do so much to prevent
I can’t imagine this being true considering the awesome outlet malls we were blessed with a few minutes away from campus, however if this stereotype is true then what’s so wrong with being comfortable? Personally, I like to dress up for classes to some extent each day, but if people don’t want to do that for class, then they shouldn’t be expected to. If anybody believes that unless you’re dressed for an interview you can’t learn, then they’re crazy! Nike shorts and T-Shirts do nothing for your learning capabilities just as a dress and heels would. After all, these are stereotypes, and whether they be true or not, they do have an impact on how Texas State is viewed alongside other Texas universities.
Thesis: Today, would like to present the two main perspectives I came across regarding whether or not dress codes should be enforced in schools and then open the floor for a short discussion. Introduction: There are many ideas, such as murder is bad and helping others is good, that are pretty much universally agreed upon.
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.
Sexism within High school Dress Codes Dress codes, they are there to keep students from being “distracted” from one another. But do these dress codes degrade women and encourage them to cover themselves up so that men can have a distraction free learning environment? Dress codes have existed for as long as anyone can remember, when i first entered elementary there was a new a foreign rule limiting what i could wear. Although the rule existed it wasn't enforced until later on in my school years. When i entered middle school the dress code was fully enforced.