Dress Codes

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Dress Codes



During the 1980's, some schools began to impose "dress codes" in order to obtain a proper
school environment. The "dress codes" stated that students should be dressed decently and
clothing or hair fashions should not distract other students. I believe that "dress codes"
should be imposed in order to eliminate problems in a public schools.


Have you ever turned on the TV and heard about a kid who was beat up because someone
wanted to steal his shoes or his jacket? Well I remember a few times were I turned on the
news and heard this. Problems like this are exactly the reason why "dress codes" should be
placed in public schools. Wearing extravagant clothing can cause problems while in school.
For instance a few years back, a student in a Long Island school was nearly killed because
another student wanted to steal his $150 sneakers. If a "dress code" was in place, all the
students would be wearing the same shoes and this situation would not have existed.


Another problem seen in public schools are the gangs. Gang members a round schools are
known to were the same clothes and represent their "colors". Seeing people wear the same
colors could feel intimidating in some situations. Imposing "dress codes" would force
everyone to wear the same uniforms. This may eliminate some of the intimidation from gangs
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