The Benefits of a Student Dress Code

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School Uniform? All around the world, many schools ranging from elementary to high school enforce a dress code for the students. Many people everywhere, including parents and the students, disapprove of the use of uniforms for a number of reasons. At the same time, many school officials will argue of the improvements in education and performances brought in from the schools due to implementing school uniforms. Even though many students dislike the idea of having to wear only certain approved clothing every day, supporters of uniforms hold value in the improvements uniforms brings into education; ultimately, varying opinions about school uniforms deserve to be respected. Students, parents, and many other people do not agree with schools implementing school uniforms and would much rather prefer to be wearing designer clothing. Many students disapprove of wearing uniforms primarily because of the desire to wear designer clothing. Wearing clothing that is different shows others the individuality and original style. The style the uniform provides may not suit certain body types causing stress over the appearance at school which could be prevented by granting students to wear personally owned clothing. The author states that “There’s also the fact that clothing can help us all-teens especially-express who we area Jay-z fan or a Steelers fanatic, one of the crowd or someone who dares to be different” and “Some styles are unflattering to certain body types, which can add another challenge for kids already struggling with their self image (Tarshis, Lauren pg.23). Some students may not be able to afford the price of the new uniform, especially in places of poverty where parents and students struggle to make ends meet. Th... ... middle of paper ... ... but at the same time, does not disrupt students in any way shape or form. Offensive material on clothing can be distracting to others and can cause conflicts between students that will be prevented by uniform. Ultimately, the decision is up to the individuals to see the benefits and flaws mandated dress codes bring and to choose to agree or disagree with uniforms. Works Cited  Lauren, Tarshis. “School Uniforms: Awesome-or Awful?” Academic Search Complete.:. 2011, p22-23. Print  Gereluk. “What Not To Wear: Dress Codes and Uniform Policies in the Common School” Academic Search Complete, 2007, 643-657  Carney, Damian, Sinclair, Adele. “School uniform revisited: Prodedure, pressure and equality”.:. Academic Search Complete, 2006, 131-148  Rockney, “Should school uniforms be mandated in elementary schools?”.:. Academic Search Complete, 2005, 8-8

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