School Dress Codes
Are school dress codes discriminating student's sexuality?
Many people claim that school dress codes are a discrimination. Most of the complaints from people say that it has something to do with female and transgender students.
With sexist and limiting attitudes in creating and making dress codes rules, school officials have shown these behaviors.
" Certain clothing choices of female students are 'distracting' to their male peers, and have created dress codes that forbid such articles of clothing."
-stated by school officials
-stated by school officials
Transgender students are often bound by strict gender-specific clothing. Like for an example, skirts and dresses are only supposedly worn by girls.
Transgender students can be required to obey dress code rules that does not match their gender identity. Thus, people argue that this is a form of discrimination.
Many American public schools require students to obey the dress codes. While other private schools have required students to wear school uniforms.
Over the last few decades, public school dress codes have become popular. During the 2003-2004 school year, there have been one in eight public schools that required students to wear school uniforms.
In the 2011-2012, the number changed from one in eight to one in five schools.
How did school dress codes start to be popular and why?
Many students state that school dress codes forbid their freedom to express themselves .
Teachers and school administrators argue saying that following school dress codes can have many benefits., including improved academic performances.
School dress codes can keep students focused on their education. Students can spend less time focusing on their looks and analyzing their peers by wearing the same/similar clothing.
Supporters also argue that uniforms make it appear less important than between students. A number of educators say that this reduces the chance of bullying and peer pressure.
There shouldn't be school dress codes
(This is what I think)
First of all, school dress codes should allow students to express themselves.
"Our society has finally started encouraging people to embrace their bodies, and we should celebrate that by letting both boys and girls wear whatever clothing feels right."
should be able to show their style in clothing or in anyway!
Boys and girls
Here are some pictures that show people's style in clothing!
Where I got my
Are School Dress Codes Fair? Dress code controversies are in the headlines--violations, protests, even arrests! Are our bodies distracting others? Or maybe clothing standards are just part of growing up?Choices/Current Health. (Feb. 2019) Lexile Measure: 1160L.COPYRIGHT 2019 Scholastic, Inc.
School Dress CodesResearch in Context. 2016. Lexile Measure: 1150L.COPYRIGHT 2019 Gale, a Cengage Company