In April 2015, a Texas honors student was sent home for wearing yoga pants and an oversized shirt that covered her entire backside. In August, a Kentucky student was sent home for showing her collarbone. After her mother brought a scarf to cover her neck, the administration still deemed it “inappropriate.” In Indiana, a 12-year-old student was suspended and missed two days of class. The offense: tight pants. Other dress-code violations include baring shoulders, wearing a tank top, or exposing a bra strap. Should girls have to miss out on some of their education because of a collarbone or tight pants? These are parts of our bodies that are “distracting”. Should girls feel shamed about their bodies? However should school be an appropriate environment?
Currently, the student dress code in the 2015-2016 Payette High School (PHS) Handbook is completely vague. It mentions in depth dressing issues regarding hats and graphics on clothing. Now the exact wording regarding how much the body needs to be covered is, “Dress shall not disrupt or distract from the educational process.” As I discussed this issue with students that currently attended PHS, I noticed a correspondence among different stories. Due to the fact that there is not a specific dress code, different teachers have diverse interpretations of what disturbs the educational process. Another aspect of the dress policy includes, “Violations of dress code may result in removal from school until dress is appropriate.” Students, particularly female students, express
Girls shouldn't be punished just because a simple bra strap is showing or for wearing a pair of leggings to school. These sort of acts are deemed “distracting” to the boys in class just because a boy may so happen cast a glance in their direction. Now first and foremost, a boy is in class to learn and he should be worried about his education NOT what the girl beside him is wearing. Personally, leggings are comfortable and easy to just throw on when I’m running late or just want to be lazy for the day. In most schools, girls get in trouble for wearing leggings, even if her shirt covers her bottom. “I’ve never seen a boy called out for his attire, even though they also break the rules” (The Atlantic). If a school's dress code is going to be in effect, it needs to apply to ALL students, not just
Dress codes are not helping schools like they are meant to do; they are actually harming students in the school. Dress codes shame students and make them insecure about their bodies. They also disrupt precious class time that is vital to students. Buying clothes to fit the school dress code is costlier than some families can afford. Not only are dress codes stifling, but they are also unfair toward specific body types and different genders. Dress codes also decrease a student’s ability to be different from all of their peers in the way they dress. Schools should not have dress codes because they are sexist, unfair and disrupt class time.
How many times have you heard of a child being sent home due to their outfit? In so many towns and cities there is ridiculous dress codes. Most of the dress codes are directed towards females. These rules somewhat make them feel as if they have to hid their bodies so they won’t distract men. High school dress codes are detrimental to all student’s confidence outside and inside the classroom.
For years there have been debates on whether or not dress codes in schools are necessary for student success. Schools should not dictate what students wear to make them feel better about themselves. Strict school dress codes have not been shown to improve either behavior or academic achievement. It is time for schools to abandon these strict dress codes. Dress codes can only harm students in the long run. It stops them from expressing themselves and stifles their creativity. Strict dress codes send the wrong message to students saying that what they wear is sometimes more important than their education. Dress codes can also impose on a student's exploration of their gender identity. From middle school into high school are the ages where children
A gang is a group of people that come together under a certain belief or certain circumstances. Things suchs as being in poverty, no other source of income. Or for some people a gangs has something they want; a sense of belonging ,acceptance. A gang can also be portrayed as someone's family. Because sometimes that is all they have and known all their life. Along with gang membership comes easy gains for the gang member. The gang members are easily consumed with the money, power, protection, and thrill that being a part of a gang can offer. Instead of committing to a 9 to 5. Being a part of a gang a person get the sense of identity, status, and boost in self-esteem that human nature craves. Being a part of a gang requires for someone to wear a particular color to show loyalty or relationship to gang. This is why schools adopted the rule of the dress code.
In all schools over the United States students are fighting over clothing. Some children have no respect for themselves when it comes to what they are wearing. They dress like it is a night club or like they are out on a nice sunny day at the beach. This is not appealing to everyone. This is one reason why many schools have gone to school dress codes or uniforms. Dress codes help prevent fighting, many unwanted distraction, and embarrassing moments for students. Uniforms also help decrease the number of thieves in school. In Long Beach, California the school district has made it mandatory for all kids in k-8 grade to wear school dress codes. Fifty-six
Recently throughout middle schools & high schools dress code has been an issue. Many kids have protested on changing or not changing dress code. Lots of kids have different opinions on this topic. Some think it's more for girls, it's not fair to girls, it causes stress and makes them feel like they're in an uncomfortable environment and or it affects their learning time.
School dress code is possibly one of the most enforced rules in today's school system. Despite the issues of drugs, alcohol, or dangerous weapons on campus, the dress code system is clearly the most important issue in schools today. Who cares about the fighting, the bullying, or the education of students? A teenage girl's shoulder being shown is obviously much more distracting and dangerous to the school environment than kids throwing punches left and right.
Students all over the world are being bullied because of what they wear. Whether they wear the clothes to stand out or if it is related to their culture, bullies are going after them because they may look different than the average student. Dress codes are a great option for schools with reports of students being bullied because of what they wear. Dress codes are beneficial in schools by reducing bullying opportunities and promoting a more serious school atmosphere.
Since the day I started kindergarten, all of my schools’ student handbooks have consisted of dress codes that have prohibited leggings, short shorts, short skirts, short dresses, off-the-shoulder shirts, tank tops, and the list goes on. As I looked through the boys’ list, I noticed much more leniency. I remembered my middle school teacher bringing out a measuring tape to measure each girls’ skirt to the inch every morning. I never saw a teacher measure the boys’ shorts to make sure they weren’t above the 4 inch mark; it was always just the girls. Schools have taught me that it is teachers’ top priorities to regulate girls on how they dress. This is unfair to girls because, through personal experience, they are constantly being targeted and watched in a demeaning way. This puts them in an uncomfortable position that makes them constantly conscious of their bodies.
The school dress code has some problems with it. Some people believe it can be unfair, directed towards one gender, and overall not fun. But honestly, is this entirely true? Are dress codes just getting in the way of creativity and imagination, or is it just trying to make a learning environment.
The logic and mindset of how the high school was structured were absolutely ridiculous. Basically, like Beacon, my high school was a school for kids with learning disabilities. It was also a K-12 school. However, they defined learning disability as the students being somewhat untrustworthy. When there was a non-academic situation arising, they would only confront the main person causing all of it and not ask witnesses. The majority of my high school teachers were some of the most unpleasant people ever.