Dress Code Persuasive Essay

873 Words4 Pages
Imagine getting up for school and not having to be afraid that what you are wearing will or will not be abolished due to your school’s dress code. The battle for whether there should be a dress code or not has been going on since the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District case in 1969. “The Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District was a case filed to the supreme court about a school dress code.” Many students showed up to school in 1969 wearing black wristbands and the students were wearing them to support the cause that the Vietnam War should not be happening. The supreme court made the decision that a school dress code should be enforced. This decision has caused many uproars in many schools and the battle for whether or not there should be a dress code has been happening for a long time. Dress codes are not necessary for learning and should not be enforced. Dress codes are making girls feel like they are nothing more than a distraction. In every school girls get dress coded way more than boys. Many girls are not appreciate being told that they have to cover their shoulders with a jacket because they are wearing spaghetti straps or a strapless shirt/dress or that they need to wear long baggy pants…show more content…
So why spend so much on clothes that you don’t really like? The “average cost of school uniforms for parents is $249” (Lisa Runge) and all in all, according to statisticbrain.com, Americans spend around $1,300,000,000 on school uniforms. That is a lot of money that Americans spend in order to have their child follow the dress code for their school. This is all too much money being wasted. With uniforms costing this much, not many people can afford them. There are families who want their child to go to a specific school but can’t afford wasting their money to the expenses of that school’s dress code. It is more important to use that money for food and more important things than an expensive dress

More about Dress Code Persuasive Essay

Open Document