Over the years, schools have executed student dress codes to address a wide range of
issues, including some of which have been quite controversial. A dress code is a set of standards that have been developed. Dress codes are a big controversial topic on whether schools should have a dress code or not.
One side, For Dress Codes, believes dress codes should be used in public schools. In
In America, schools encourage students to dress in a manner that is considered to be conducive to
learning, which means that the clothes should not cause a distraction for other students. This promotes a uniformity of dress and discipline that lessens the likelihood that students may commit a dress-code violation since their clothing choice has been determined by the school and not the student or parents.
The other side, Against Dress Codes, those are the people who think that dress codes can
be used as a method of shaming females, particularly since they have more strict guidelines on clothing length, style, and fit than male students do.
Dress codes are a very big controversy that goes on every day all throughout schools in
America. Some people may believe it is unfair or offensive to have them. More schools should
implement dress codes. Dress codes should be put in schools because dress codes encourage students to concentrate more on their studies and less on their wardrobe, prepares them for the working world and it reduces bullying and harassment.
To begin with, dress codes have proven to increase student achievement by encouraging
students to concentrate more on their studies and less on their wardrobe. A recent University of Houston study suggests that this might be a good thing as school uniforms can positively impact students grades, attendance and behavior. The study strengthened attendance, academics and behavior in middle and high school students once their schools adopted uniforms. They discovered the biggest improvement was among female students. The girls in middle school and high school missed one day less of school annually. That sounds like a modest improvement, but in terms of educational interventions, it is challenging to motivate a progression in this area.
They also found that once uniforms were mandated, the school district was more likely to
maintain its female students at all grade levels. Another study done by six big-city Ohio public schools showed students who were required to wear uniforms had improved graduation, behavior and attendance rates. The study "they reported that mean graduation rates rose nearly 11 percent at schools that required uniforms, compared to pre-uniform years. Nonuniform school means "graduation rates dropped 4. 6 percent, compared with the earlier years. Mean attendance rates at uniform schools increased an average of 3. 5 percent in four schools and declined in two. Mean expulsion rates dipped by 0. 6 expulsion per 100 students in the years during which unifo...