School dress codes and uniforms are a bad idea About 54% of public schools in the United States requires dress codes. Schools in the United States need to follow dress codes in public schools because they are suppose to help kids with many things. Do you think maybe dress codes or uniforms are making people and kids worse as of how they act and behave? Many of the kids in the community have ask parents or the parents have decided to move their children to a different school because they need to wear or require a dress code/uniforms. People in school such as teachers have noticed that many kids are unhappy because of dress codes and uniforms.
Schools should have a less strict dress code for everyone. Most of the time dress codes targets girls, boys do not get dress coded because they do not dress “sexy” to school like some girls do. “Having my stomach/thighs/shoulders show does not compromise my intelligence or actions.” (Anonymous page 1). People treat women differently when they don’t have more clothing on. It is if they do not have their necks to their ankles covered their brain stops working.
Peer pressure can occur because of clothing, students get so pressured about the issue and decide not to go to school. Students shouldn't fear peer pressure due to clothing; students should go to school to learn, this should never be the cause to skip school (Source 2). School and education is an important step toward adult life and future living. Students need non peer
Being able to choose what to wear is a right students are allowed to have, but schools are constantly trying to change that. Religious wear is not being accepted as part of the dress code causing problems between the school and the student whose identity is being taken away from them along with the boy who could not stand trying to be like everyone and ended his own life. Down to the basic right as a human to experience life just as anyone else has. There are many more reason as to why schools should allow students to dress how they want to, but these three reasons provide all of the points needed. Overall, schools should get rid of the dress codes enforced and allow the students to explore their
However, with the dress code in place, the policy is now raising more problems. Problems such that other attire and accessories conflicts with education rather than helping. As a result more people are getting in trouble because of dress code violations, this disadvantage can lead to a halt in education by making them make-up missing work and not receiving a proper education from the teachers. Guidelines for hair, jewelry and cosmetics would be a burden for the students to change, because unlike clothing regulations that restricts appearances, such as face and make-up cannot change during the school day or a week while jewelry acts more of a decoration in most casts rather than a distraction (Wilson 6). Also, minor articles of clothing, such as hoodies and turtlenecks, can get in the way of thinking, since, it makes it seem more important that proper clothing wore is more crucial than what we learn (Robson 3).
Poverty has been linked to the prevalence of gender violence in schools; poverty may mean that essential goods, school fees or extra tutoring are out of reach for many learners. Girls, in particular, may be vulnerable to engaging in exploitative sexual relationships with teachers in order to meet these educational needs. In fact, teachers are occasionally the perpetrators of such violence in schools. For example; girls have been threatened with school failure for not having sex with a teacher (Jewkes, 2000). In addition, adolescent girls may face economic pressures to allow older men to be their ‘sugar daddies’ in exchanging sex for presents, to pass to the next grade or money for themselves and or families (Hunter, Jewkes and Abrahams, 2002).
A point from Marian Wilde about school uniforms is that uniforms “Are a financial burden for poor families” (Wilde 2017). Another good thing that she pointed out was “An unfair additional expense for parents who pay taxes for a free public education” (Wilde 2017). This is something good to point out because parents have to pay a lot of money to get their kids a nice uniform to follow school regulations and it can get expensive and parents would have to cut out a big chunk of funds just for uniforms for school. Some information from Grace Chen is, “ Many parents argue that uniforms are not economical as they must purchase both a school wardrobe and a casual wardrobe as children do not want or may be permitted to wear their uniform clothes outside of school” (Chen 2017). Parents would have to pay a ton of money that could have been on school supplies and late school funds, but can’t because of all the clothes they need to buy for their kids.
Standpoint Feminism School rules can be analyzed through a standpoint feminism lens by focusing on how the school rules perpetuate the marginalization and discrimination of girls in the school system. Although rules are meant to be neutral, how they are applied often favorites male over female students. For example, in schools that do not require a uniform, males benefit from dress code rules (Raby, 2012). There are very few dress code rules that apply specifically to male students, whereas there are an abundance of rules that govern how female students are allowed to dress. Girls are required to buy shorts that meet certain length requirements, as well as buy tank tops that have straps of a specific width, both of which may be impossible, depending on the most recent fashion trend.
Beauty/appearance standards differ from a culture to another, and trying to keep up and fit in with those standards is stressful enough. People come in different shapes and sizes, and forcing students to wear a certain piece of garment that might not look good on some of them can affect their confidence because they will compare themselves to others. A study titled "Public School Uniforms: Effect on Perceptions of Gang Presence, School Climate, and Student Self-Perceptions” states that students who get to choose their own outfits have better self-perception scores than those who are forced to wear school uniforms, which means that self-expression through apparel has a serious impact on a person’s
Most relationships formed while young are made at school. Single-sex schools influence the students’ relationships with the other gender in a negative way. In fact, single-sex ed can cause a lack of knowledge about how to interact with the other gender separating students by gender can also cause students to have a decreased interest in playing with students of the other gender (American Psychological Association). If these students were to go to coed schools, they would receive the same level of education, but with healthier and more diverse relationships. The students are not benefiting enough from the separation from the gender for it to be worth sacrificing extraordinary relationships with other students of any gender.