The dress code could say all students need to wear a shirt with fabric in the front, back and sides under the arms and pant/ jeans or the equivalent. Less strict dress codes would make everyone happy and schools should have less protests about
Dress codes may help but are they overly excessive. Dress codes make attitudes better, and have a better learning environment. They also make students want to learn more than they do. On the other side they are taking away students rights, and do not allow students to express themselves. The dress codes go against the laws of the United States.
Why We Shouldn’t Have A Dress Code? Students should be able to wear whatever kind of cloths they want to school because its freedom of expression. There shouldn’t be a dress code mainly because some people can’t afford the clothes the school wants the students to wear. Then there parents would have to worry about there kids getting in trouble at school. The kids should be able to dress the way they want and not have to worry about buying clothes you can’t even wear to school.
The current regulations with the dress code prohibit the freedom of expression and limit diversity (Haynes 3). As a result, the dress code lowers students’ self esteem, confidence, and decision making in the community. Furthermore, a lack of self confidence and decision making halts progress for individuals to make certain decisions such as leading a group from an uncertain circumstance instead following rules that prohibit what to wear for a job (“Should Schools Have Dress Codes?” 2). Because of these reasons, students becoming decisive individuals in the future that will impact our democracy with their new ideas will we questionable and hazy. Additionally, it is important to note that the students that the school prepares for is ready to become successful and independent thinkers and not just followers of some limiting factors such as dress code policies and “arbitrary rules” (Robson 3).
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.
Dress codes have been a part of school life since 1969. A dress code provides guidelines of what students should be wearing while at school. The first dress code law was established by the Supreme court following the case of Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District (Haynes). Not long after, the first public school district to “require uniforms was in Long Beach, California, in 1994.” (“School”). A large amount of public schools have started requiring students to follow a dress code.
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.
Would you want to modernize the school dress code? Yeah me too! I think itś so stupid to have a dress code because you should be unique and wear and dress yourself the way you want and like. You should wear what you like and don´t wear what you don 't like ,patterns, styles ,colors and designs. Most of the students and staff think dress code should not be allowed.
As shown in this paper, school dress codes affect girls negatively by restricting expression, diminishing confidence, and establishing platform for sexism in later years. In regards to restricting self expression, school dress codes take away girls’ differences, prevent personal opinions from being shared, and deny them their constitutional right of freedom of speech. In closing, on the point of diminishing confidence, school dress codes diminish girls’ confidence by putting them through embarrassment, body shaming them, and teaching them that their appearance is more important than their education. Lastly, in regards to establishing a platform for sexism in later years, school dress codes impact girls by teaching boys that women are objects, valuing the education of the male students over the girls, and targeting the girls more with these dress code
According to the article, “School Uniforms: Should…”, “Opponents [of dress codes] insist that fashion is an important venue for young people to display their individuality and identity.” Also from “School Uniforms: Should…” Opponents [of dress codes], however, argue that uniforms stifle creativity. Another problem that arises from the lack of individuality is the fact that student are not getting the experience of picking out clothes for school. According to Soraya Chemaly, there are times when dressing more mature is just fine for students, especially girls. (Chemaly 40). Overall if students are allowed to dress themselves and express their own individuality like adults, they will get a better school experience.