Dress Codes In School

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On February 2nd, 2015, Dave “Boyinaband” Brown posted “Don’t Stay In School” to his YouTube channel. This three minute music video featured Dave singing about his gripes with the current school system, specifically the system’s insistence on teaching things that could be deemed unimportant, over those things that could be practically useful in life or in a career. He then used this as a springboard to start discussions about how the school system could be improved, including changing some of the elements of the system that do not help the learning process, learning from alternative schooling options, and focusing on current event issues and skills for real life or a career.
Early this year, the MRHS art room was sterilized and neutered, turned
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Almost every single school that has a dress code and not a uniform policy polices the outfits of women more than it polices those of men. This issue has roots in several facets of modern life. Women are expected to cover up more in general, because a shirtless female is seen as more of a forbidden sight, while a shirtless male is just a commonplace occurrence. Females may just be more highly policed than males because they wear more revealing clothes, and this is the fault of no one. Advocates for the dress code will say that the males of the school will get “distracted”, but maybe instead of teaching females to cover up to save the minds of these poor souls, schools should teach everyone how to be accepting of bodies and how they look. However, more importantly, is this the right thing to be doing? Is a strict dress code or uniform policy restricting the first amendment rights of the students? Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s advisor for Constitutional Literacy, thinks that it is, but only when the school forces the children to display a message chosen by the district, as a sort of billboard for their ideologies: “It is not the business of the government to decide which views are acceptable, and which are not, and the right to speak one’s own views is matched by protection

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