Dress Code Persuasive Essay

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Imagine going to a school in which fifteen year old girls wear short skirts, shirts that show their mid-section of their stomach, any other inappropriate clothing. Now imagine a school in which everyone wore the exact same clothes, khaki pants or shorts, and a collared shirt. I can only speak for myself, a seventeen years old high school student. I would rather see the entire student body wear the same exact clothing than high school girls walking the halls looking like escorts. Dress code policies should be enforced in public schools , because of all the benefits, the policy contributes. First of all, a dress code policy promotes student equality and acceptance. High school students or any young adults are at a vulnerable age where all they want is to fit in. If a teenager feels as though they don’t belong, it can lead to serious emotional problems, or even worse suicide. The shootings at Columbine High School …show more content…
Since most students will have to work sometime after they graduate, it is important that those students know what to wear for a job interview, or a job. A dress code can teach students to distinguish between what is appropriate to wear and what is inappropriate. While many people are afraid dress codes restrict personal freedom it is important to remember that a dress code is only for school and that students can express their individual style on their own time. Since a dress code in school can make students feel more accepted, decrease distractions in the classroom and help students prepare themselves for a job; it’s not surprising that many schools have adopted dress codes. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, as of the 2007-2008 school year, 16.5% of all the public schools in the United States required students to wear uniforms. In addition, 54% enforce a strict dress