Letter: School dress codes benefit both schools and students


Dear Editor,

Schools that have a dress code are to be commended. Schools are a place of education, and good principles try to keep students focused on their education – and to do this they can use a dress code. What kids wear to school can positively or negatively affect their education, so it’s wise to have a dress code.

Dress codes in schools are a smart way to keep students pure and focused. Schools with dress codes act with wisdom and determination to keep their students focused. Principals adopt dress codes to keep students focused on their studies and the character of their classmates rather than their outward appearance.

A consequence of schools containing a dress code is that children will keep their focus on their friends’ learning and personalities. When you attend a school with a dress code, you probably spend more time examining the personality and morals of your classmates, rather than judging them by their outward appearance. It makes sense that if there is a dress code, there will be less bullying due to a student’s style choices. This makes it morally right for schools to have a dress code, as it prevents students from dressing inappropriately.

Young men and women become more likely to be treated with respect and honor if they dress appropriately, which helps young men to think purely, which makes them more honorable. Is it beneficial to require a dress code, as it saves time, energy and money? Everyone should agree that dress codes benefit everyone.

Why should the school tell students what to wear? Schools have the right to tell their students what to wear because they are responsible for the students as long as they are on campus during school hours. Schools have the right to be free to tell their students what to wear because school leaders want the best education for students. If they believe wearing a uniform will help students focus on their studies, then that should be respected. You should agree with why schools should be allowed to tell students what to wear.

Schools should also be allowed to tell students what to wear, as students need to be educated on what is appropriate. These students are still young, so they might not make the most appropriate clothing decisions, as they are still learning what is modest and immodest. Most of the time, students will choose clothes that are not appropriate for school because they don’t think about how it will affect their concentration or their classmates; they mainly focus on whether or not they are fashionable. A simple solution to this problem is to have the school decide what they wear. So this idea that schools decide what students should wear should be accepted by all.

If schools have a dress code, will students be bullied because of how they look in their uniform? There will always be a bully, with or without a dress code. If a student is bullied by another student because of their appearance in their uniform, it’s logical to think that they would be bullied even if they weren’t wearing a uniform. There will always be bullies, and they will always find someone to bully and something to bully them. This idea must therefore be immediately refuted.

If students find their worth in God, they will be less likely to be bothered by bullies who make fun of their physical appearance in uniform. Everyone has been or will be ridiculed in their life, but if they find their value in their spiritual appearance more than their physical appearance, they won’t be as affected by bullies who make fun of their looks. So this idea of ​​kids being bullied because of a mandatory uniform should be ignored and not thought about for a moment longer.

But won’t dress codes cost parents more because they have to pay for uniforms? Having a dress code will save parents money. Students who attend a school with a dress code will need to own 2 or 3 uniforms, unlike children who attend a school without a dress code; they must have many outfits. So, logically, a dress code saves parents money rather than costing them money.

Dress codes are successful in many ways. The most effective thing a dress code does is remove distractions and get students to focus on their studies. Students will keep their attention on the personality of their classmates. There will be less bullying due to a student’s style choices. Boys and girls will be treated with more honor as they will be focused on their studies. Shouldn’t we be requiring dress codes in schools?

Ruby Simone, Newberry

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