Dress Code Essay
Despite the number of benefits a dress code entails, some people are still against it. The main reason that some are opposed to the dress code is that they say it violates the First Amendment. The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances” (U.S. Constitution 1). This guarantees any citizen the right to freedom of expression, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. It is true that schools are not allowed to ban clothing or jewelry because they do not like it. However, if the school has evidence that the clothing or jewelry will cause a disruption, violate anyone else’s rights, or prove to be detrimental to the health and safety of students, then the school is allowed to ban the item (Haynes 2).
The 1998 case of Canady v. Bossier Parish School Board determined whether school uniforms were constitutional or