Conformity Vs School Uniform

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High School is a stage in most people's lives of progression and self development, a time where a person can learn who they want to be and what they like and dislike. One way many express themselves not just in High school, but throughout life, is in the way they dress and present themselves, but many public and private school districts have taken away this freedom guaranteed to us as individuals. Students still developing and finding their identity are expected to show up a specific way, in doing so condemning creativity and individuality. Many of the ideas that are there to support uniforms are false theories so that manufacturers can make a greater profit. In the state of Texas, it is required the individual must study the content and creation of the first ten amendments, otherwise known as the Bill Of Rights. What students aren’t taught in schools that require uniform wear, is that their unalienable rights are being violated as they sit in class. In the 1970 case Richards v. Thurston, which revolved around a boy refusing to have his hair cut shorter, the US First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that "compelled conformity to conventional standards of appearance" does not "seem a justifiable part of the educational process.". Many other court cases have proven that school uniformity is a clear violation of the the individual's rights such as Tinker v. Des Moines and Jacob c. Clark County School District. The reason school uniforms still exist, is because they have
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