Essay about Should Dress Codes be Allowed in Schools

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School dress codes across the nation are becoming ridiculous and students are being reprimanded for no reason at all. School dress codes have always been active throughout every school system but lately, these rules are being taken too far. These students don’t deserve to be punished for wearing clothes that express their personality.

Every school year begins with the same thing; students are issued the dress code policy. Dress code policies include rules about what type of clothes, jewelry, hair styles, and anything else that can be placed on one’s body. Schools are worried that clothes, or other items, might send the wrong message to other students. A third grader was suspended for shaving her head to support a friend battling cancer.
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The same is true for the student who wanted to grow his hair out for Locks of Love. Locks of Love is an organization in which people donate their hair for cancer patients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. None of these cases are sending wrong messages to anyone, most of what these kids are doing is to support others or to support a foundation.

Theres been a lot of talking about leggings lately. Leggings are a popular fashion item among girls, that are tight fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Some schools have banned leggings outright. Others have set limits. Haven Middle School in Evanston, just north of Chicago, took what turned out to be a contentious stand: If you wear leggings, you need to have a shirt or skirt over them that reaches at least down to your fingertips.In other words, girls need to cover their behinds. Leggings are not a safety issue to the school but they are considered “distracting” to the boys. (Martha Irvine) Leggings aren’t causing any trouble. Girls tend to look at leggings as comfortable pants that you can be lazy in, but lets face it, we all know guys are gonna stare at a girl’s butt. It’s in the male nature, they will stare at a girls butt no matter what she wears, so why are schools only targeting leggings? What makes them so distracting?

The only reason why leggings would be annoying or get out of hand, is if girls were wearing them everyday or when the

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