School Uniform Policies Around The World

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High school students are seen walking down their school’s hallways wearing baggy sweat pants, tight revealing clothing, or outrageous piercings and hair colors. Would you feel confident in your student’s principle wore fitted tank tops and joggers whenever he or she pleased? Approximately one in five schools enforce a dress code, becoming common in America in the mid-1990s (“School Uniforms.”). Regulating what is acceptable for students to wear is a growing issue, because of the new society based on body image we live in today. Other countries such as Japan and Britain have enforced school uniforms for over a century and proudly reflect their culture (“School Uniform Policies Around the World.”). Schools should support a dress code and uniforms, because it will prepare students for life outside of a classroom. With a dress code in place, students learn to dress professionally and appropriately for any situation. Attending school is much like having a career. Students are seen and judged based on their appearance on a daily basis, and should be seen professionally by their peers and teachers. Like in a career, students want to be taken seriously and voice their opinions, with a dress code this helps students achieve this goal. Schools do not only teach academics but prepare students for their independent lives after high school. The Akron Public Schools superintendent has creating a dress code to teach students to appropriately dress for a given time and place such as
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