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Dress Code in High Schools

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Essay title: Dress Code in High Schools

Some of the rules set fourth by the government in the Rio Rancho Public Schools district are irrelevant to the needs of the students. These rules are not helping to provide the proper quality of education, but instead are interrupting classrooms to deal with this so-called problem. The students these days do not need rules such as: dress code, identification cards, and truancy (not attending school). We are old to understand the consequences of our actions, and we are willing to accept them. Most of the rules in our school are somewhat logical, however, we don’t need rules that are going to disrupt our learning. The reason I say this is because when we go to school everyday, all we worry about is if we have our ID, or if we’re in dress code or not. The teachers spend more time enforcing those rules, than they do actually teaching. Students these days already have the pressure of graduating, getting a job, and for most of us, playing a sport. Having to worry about other useless stuff is completely ludicrous. The government as well as the faculty themselves, are ruining the students of tomorrow with these rules of insanity.

Dress code was a rule brought to RRPS when I was in third grade, and ever since then, the students have been miserable. In no way can wearing diverse clothes influence the learning style of any student. The teachers used to tell us that it was because of a couple students that ruined it for everybody, but all of those kids were in high school already. The administration told us that we have dress code to prevent gang violence in the schools. What gang violence is there in elementary schools? Nobody under the age of ten even knows what a gang is. All the students care about now days, is if they have the right shirt on, or if it’s the right color. The adults of today are always preaching to be your own person. They say to be an individual. They say all these things, and then decide to pass a bill as irrational as dress code; nobody seems to see the logic. When the district first decided to pass this bill, they were thinking it was going to benefit the needs of the students, but once again, the school system fails us. If they were thinking of the needs of the students, they would spend more money for more efficient schooling, or more equipment for sports teams. By creating a dress code, the school district has taken money out of our pockets in order to pay for the clothes. The simple way to raise test scores in New Mexico is fairly simple; abolish dress code. Do away with dress code, and almost every student would do better, because of the increase of attentiveness from each student.

The development of the identification card was inconsiderate and imprudent. When RRPS put this rule into affect they weren’t thinking of the toll it would take on the students. They were thinking about themselves. They were being selfish and hasty. The faculty thought that if they somehow knew what our picture looked like, that it would somehow stop people from getting into trouble. In reality, it was quite the opposite. Students were getting into more trouble, because they would forget their ID’s, thus putting them into ISS. Similar to the rule on dress code, students were worrying more about if they brought their ID or not, rather than focusing on if they brought their homework. When a student forgets his homework, they get a zero on the assignment. Minimal damage acquired in that scenario. However, if a student forgets his or her ID, then he or she is left spending the day in ISS. Maximum damage acquired due to the fact that now the student has to make up work for all of his or her classes instead of just one. If the schools would vote to abolish ID cards, neither of these events would have to take place. The students wouldn’t have to go to ISS because they wouldn’t have to worry about forget their ID’s. Also, they wouldn’t have to get a zero on any assignments, because they would never forget their homework. If schools no longer had the use identification cards, students would

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