Student Dress Code

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Students Dress Code
Chrissy Antonio
April 27, 2011
Prof. Kalehua Kamakawiwoole

Students Dress Code
Recently my two daughters, both in Kapolei Middle School, came up to me and stated that next school year students will no longer have one day a week to wear regular clothes. Students will have to wear a uniform Monday through Friday to school. My two daughters and other students are furious and said that it is not fair. I, on the other hand, believe that it is about time the school will make a change. Students do not follow dress code, therefore it is imperative for students to wear uniform until they graduate from high school.

Even though my daughters is attending at a public school, the school requirements is to wear uniform four days a week. According to the Kapolei middle school dress code policy, "All students are required to wear the uniform on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, however, students may wear appropriate clothes which conform to the school dress code" (SY, 2010-2011 Parent Handbook). Kapolei calls it, Wash Wednesdays. Whenever I pick up my daughters from school, I see students wearing clothing which is too revealing. Female students are wearing torn up shirts which shows off shoulders, cleavage, and back. I also see female students wearing short skirts or shorts that is not appropriate and not acceptable. Male students are also wearing pants too loose which shows their underwear.

Teachers are allowing students to come to class wearing inappropriate attire and breaking the school dress code policy. Let's face it, each school and each teacher will have their own personal definition of what is appropriate to wear and not rely on the policy. So students will continue to think it is ok to wear what they want. Yes, students want to express themselves out of

uniform, but in a way uniforms also help students avoid from being...
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