Dress Code

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Dress Code
What if a student decided to wear a T-shirt that said “SHIT ON IT” Without a dress code, this shirt could be worn. For some reasons teachers and students think that not having a dress code is okay. Every person has a different opinion on style. Adoption of school uniform policies will lead to increased school safety, student discipline, and student learning code. However some other believe that students could get stressful for having to wear the same clothes everyday. Supporters have many reasons for wanting students to wear uniforms, school safety, stronger focus on academics, better student conduct and attendance. Schools should have a dress code because it may improve academic performance, reduced competition, and less peer pressure and racial tension.

Opponents argue that dress codes creates problems and conflicts. Scholastic Early Childhood Today wrote an article about the pros and cons of uniforms. The article stated “In cases where scholastic achievement rose it's hard to find a direct link between test scores and what children were wearing”. This means that the students worry too much about the dressing stuff, instead of getting good grades. Some opponents insist that uniforms squelch free expression and self-esteem that children need for healthy development. Others argue that dress codes, often applied in urban schools, are an undue burden on the poor, including many minority families.

Uniforms in public school reduce economic and social barriers between students, encourage discipline and affect positive attitude by increasing self-confidence, school pride, and a sense of belonging, and create a safe environment in the schools. In the 1960s United States began adopting school uniforms in public schools but even now it is controversial whether or not they should be implemented throughout the country.   The idea of uniforms came from England where their purpose was to encourage...
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