I believe that it would be beneficial for our scho
ols to adopt dress codes.
Although some may argue that this action would rest
rict the individual student’s
freedom of expression, I do not agree. Our right to
express ourselves is important,
but in our society none of us has unrestricted free
dom to do as we like at all times.
We must all learn discipline, respect the feelings
of others, and learn how to operate
in the real world in order to be successful. Dress
codes would not only create a
better learning environment, but would also help pr
epare students for their futures.
Perhaps the most important benefit of adopting dre
ss codes would be creating
a better learning environment. Inappropriate clothi
ng can be distracting to fellow
students who are trying to concentrate. Short skirt
s, skimpy tops, and low pants are
fine for after school, but not for the classroom. T
-shirts with risky images or
profanity may be offensive to certain groups. Stude
nts should espress themselves
through art or creative writing, not clothing. With
fewer distractions, students can
concentrate on getting a good education which can h
elp them later on.
Another benefit of having a dress code is that it
will prepare students to dress
properly for different places. When you go to a par
ty you do not wear the same
clothes you wear to church. Likewise, when you dres
s for work you do not wear the
same clothes you wear at the beach. Many profession
s even require uniforms.
Having a dress code in high school will help studen
ts adjust to the real world.
Lastly, with all the peer pressure in school, many
students worry about fitting
in. If a dress code (or even uniforms) were require
d, there would be less emphasis
on how you look, and more emphasis on learning.
In conclusion, there are many important reasons our
schools should adopt
dress codes. Getting an education is hard enough wi
thout being distracted by
inappropriate t-shirts or tight...
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