Dress Codes In Public Schools


The dress code in public schooling has been a controversial issue
lately, both in Massachusetts and nation-wide. I feel some type of dress
code would cut down some of the everyday problems that schools have today.
A dress code in public schooling would be a good idea because it would
reduce violence, eliminate the problem of wearing hats or jackets in school,
and make school more of an academic atmosphere, and less of a social one.
In this paper, I will discuss why a dress code would be a good thing for
public schools to have.
A dress code would eliminate many problems including violence that
occurs everyday in school. For example, if a simple shirt and tie with
dress pants were worn by ...

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to the same level: "A dress code brings us together, like an
athletic team. We're unified, we stand for the same things," said Bob
Sanders, 57, a teacher at Antioch Christian Academy in Oklahoma City (David
2). Principal of Minneapolis' West Central Academy believes that uniforms
help the school meet five goals: foster greater school pride, enhance
self-esteem, improve school attendance, reduce suspensions and improve
school climate (Washington 1).
The number of suspensions in Long Beach, California, which now
requires uniforms for students, dropped 32 percent. Every category of
infraction - from assaults to drug use to sex offenses- has fallen.
Teachers and administrators in the Long Beach also believe most students
perform better academically because of the uniforms, making school more of
an academic atmosphere (Pertman 2).
Officials in Long Beach believe that uniforms reduce escalating
violence and gang activity in schools, because students no longer get
hassled ...

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