The Importance Of Dress Codes In Public Schools

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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. Many schools have school uniforms for reasons such as showing school spirit, safety, and to reduce bullying. Yes, they can help, but they can also have a very different effect on students. It restricts them being able to express themselves. Another …show more content…

They also do not allow students to show any support for each other because they need a distraction free classroom. A 9 year old girl was not allowed to come to school because she shaved her head for a friend battling cancer. Kids are also getting sent home for wearing items related to their religion, in France, a 15 year old girl was sent home twice because she was wearing a skirt that was displaying her religion. In certain places, kids are not allowed to wear anything that promotes their religion (no crosses, no skullhats, no head scarves etc) Schools also go as far as embarrassing students for violating dress codes. Making them wear a “shame suit”, which usually is a mismatched outfit with words like “dress code violator”. The student wearing it would have to wear it all day, the goal of this is too embarrass the student so much that the students would not break the rules again. This can cause bullying, and a complaint from parents that make the school look

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