The Pros And Cons Of Dress Codes In Schools

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What if you were called out of class for wearing your favorite sweater but it was “too revealing”?The first school law to require a dress code was was established in 1969 by the U.S. Supreme Court, known as the Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District case. Dress codes and uniforms have been the center of controversy between student and teachers from the start. Lately students have been saying that dress codes or uniforms repress their ability to express themselves in a school environment. To truly understand how this is such a big issue in the United States, we must know how this started, the positives, and the negatives of school dress codes.
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. For example, a Georgia school district banned all shirts having the Confederate flag on
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Dress codes begin with the Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District case in 1969, with not long after in 1994, a school in Long Beach, California became the first public school district to require uniforms. Teachers and administration believe that dress codes or uniforms provide positive environment with safety and good behavior among students. The students feel that dress codes are taking away their freedom of expression given by the first amendment. The next time someone is called out of class for breaking dress code, remember this is how it all

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