School Dress Codes and Uniforms Are Beneficial
Do schools really need a dress code? Just ask parents of kids who have to wear them and they will probably say yes. With the dress code policy parents would be able o save money on clothes for their children(Dress 1). This would be a big help for children with poor families who cant afford the proper clothes for them to wear. In addition, with uniforms these kids wont are looked at any different than everyone else because they will have the same dress attire. While I was attending high school there were no school uniforms and there were always trouble surrounding it. People would get made fun of for wearing clothes that people felt weren't appropriate. Some of the people would wear black dresses and paint their fingernails and wear lipstick. Others would just dress nicely. These different groups didn't like each other just by the way each of them dressed. They would use names such as freaks nerds jocks and devil worshipers to describe each other. No one knows if they were just expressing them selves or what but with uniforms these problems wouldn't
occur. These students would have probably gotten along a lot better if it weren't for their clothes and maybe they would have even become friends.
Students these days feel clothing are how they express themselves and we have to wonder if it is going to far. Kids don't even think of how stupid some clothing makes them look. One kid, who was charged with breaking and entering, went to court wearing a shirt with the grim reaper and a naked girl on it(Revisiting 1). Now how stupid is that? In another court case a girl was caught for driving under the influence. When she appeared for court she was wearing a Budweiser shirt(Revisiting 1). Another smart move by our kids! What has the world come to when our kids have no more respect for authority than this? Is it really that hard for teenagers these days?
Schools need a dress code for several reasons. Students should be able to learn easier without all the stress of wondering what type of clothes everyone has on(Revisiting 1). Schools would also be more safer if uniforms were required. Students wouldn't be able to wear baggy clothes thus weapons and drugs couldn't be smuggled inside as easy. Students would also have better self-confidence with dress codes(K.L. 1). They wouldn't have to worry about being picked on for not wearing name brands
and would feel more equal all around. Uniforms would also remind kids that they are in school and should be a reminder that they are there for a
reason and it is to learn.
One area where school uniforms have been a big payoff is the California Long Beach...