The Importance Of Dress Code In Schools

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Many school in the United States have adopted a dress code for their students. Pro-Con.org states that as of 2008, 22 states in the U.S. had authorized school districts to institute dress codes and or uniform policies. Occupytheory.org gives a number of reasons why schools should not have a dress code, but there is always those against not having a dress code. Certain schools do have standards of what the students may wear. There is numerous parents and staff members against having a dress code. Critics do argue for numerous reason that a dress code should not be enforced as well. Schools should not enforce a dress code because there are many consequences of having and enforcing it. Other schools throughout the United States have not strictly given a dress code, but do have standards of what the students may wear. Specific schools were given more casual restrictions from their district authorities. For example in Carrizo Springs, the school district does not have a strict dress code, but do have regulations that the students must meet every day. Specific schools, like Carrizo Springs implement that students wear collared shirts, with the appropriate bottoms, but no jeans of course. Schools do give free dress code …show more content…
Uniforms make the students feel uncomfortable, and uniforms infringe on the students right to self-expression which is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Statistics show that people with authority are more concerned with how the students look daily rather than more serious issues such as lack of funding’s. Although some schools do have uniforms, many other public school systems have adopted a more casual dress code. Parents and teachers criticized that uniforms are unfair. Schools should not have a dress code because of all the consequences that come in to play, rather than when students are free to wear what they want and be comfortable in their own

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