Dress Code Debate

There are 362 comments on the WLMT-TV Memphis story from Sep 22, 2006, titled Dress Code Debate. In it, WLMT-TV Memphis reports that:

Some parents of Collierville High School students are fighting mad. They feel the new dress code violates the rights of students.

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Heather Push

United States

#1 Sep 29, 2006
At the beginning of this year the school had a dress code. It seems that things may have change since then. Now that thier childern seem to have more of a problem with this dress code.I can also put in here that I know that some students are not following the dress code.Maybe this is the real problem for parents? Whichever maybe the case or what the debate is about the dress code needs to be enforced for the safety of all the students.Showing favortism towards some students over other students will not help this matter. Think about this with the violence in schools not to forget the shootings in some schools.It is in the best interest of the school facilty and students to make sure the dress code is followed until the parents decide to make up thier mind on what brought the debate about after the decision for the dress code.
Ann Catron

Dearborn, MI

#2 Oct 5, 2006
School is not ment to be a fashion show!!!! or the place where kids feel the need to show more skin then clothes.

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CFHS_08

Superior, AZ

#3 Oct 8, 2006
i feel that we should be allowed to wear whatever we want, just as long as we are getting our education, and if the school feels we should wear certain clothes and where them a certain way they should give us uniforms.....
1337N3SS

Drums, PA

#5 Oct 24, 2006
Ph34R M3 1 4M 1337 >.>;
gfaowut76

Faribault, MN

#6 Oct 25, 2006
It`s stupid why we are not allowed to wear hats and belts that hang down, the school thinks if we wear them a certain way we are part of a gang
Evelyn Castro

Mcminnville, OR

#7 Oct 25, 2006
gfaowut76 wrote:
It`s stupid why we are not allowed to wear hats and belts that hang down, the school thinks if we wear them a certain way we are part of a gang
i think thats stupid as well cuase some of us just want to be ourselfs and now they are thinking we are some part of a gang.
Evelyn Castro

Mcminnville, OR

#8 Oct 25, 2006
i think thats stupid as well cuase some of just want to be ourselfs and now they are thinking we are some part of a gang.
ShOrTiE

Sandy, UT

#9 Oct 30, 2006
I think School dress codes are stupid because we should be able to wear whatever we want. I mean there should be a boundry but i feel that in gym glass we should be able to wear shorter shorts and tank tops. It is burning outside ppl! And besides it doesnt hurt anyone.
We also should be able to wear coats because we get cold inside and they dont have heaters to keep us warm inside the school.
Perry Redmon

Columbia, MO

#10 Nov 13, 2006
Its not right that we can't wear bagy clothes just because pricables and teachers think it might be gang realated. no matter what they do to the dress code they are not going to stop gangs in school. So I agree with Evelin Castro and "gfaow ut76"
Crystal

Amsterdam, NY

#11 Nov 25, 2006
yeah, teachers will jump to conclutions like that. But I find the dress code to be completely unfair because some kids won't be in dress code and never get caught, but others will. It encourages the idea "its ok as long as I dont get caught"
billy bob

Milan, Italy

#12 Nov 29, 2006
i hate dress codes, students should wear what they want
MrAnonymous

Toronto, Canada

#13 Nov 29, 2006
my school is implementing a dress code and it's getting heavy critisim.
only thing is...stupid people are running the critisim and everything they say has a counter.
so, a couple of my smart friends and I are pulling a little card called "this is your dress code and look at all of the flaws that it has, because of these flaws you cant implement it" then of course we come in with a petition from the teachers (who are against it....damn admins) and students. At which point the school will suspend us, which means that they are trying to silence us and everything we have said is right and they are wrong and are becoming totalitarian which is anti-democratic and as such we will bring the fact that you are implementing a plan of impressment to turn us into US haters and will bring you to the US govt. for blasphmy...good times...never mess with debaters...we come overprepared...
samantha

Schaumburg, IL

#14 Dec 7, 2006
to ann catron yah some kids (or I should say girls) my show more skin than cloths are just ither hoe's or girls that just wana get attention to have people look at them but not all people do that.know boy's they sagg and really don't show skin more than clothes so next time u write something like that u shloud state what you are talking about as in (girl's or boy's)
barbara

East Berlin, CT

#15 Dec 7, 2006
ShOrTiE wrote:
I think School dress codes are stupid because we should be able to wear whatever we want. I mean there should be a boundry but i feel that in gym glass we should be able to wear shorter shorts and tank tops. It is burning outside ppl! And besides it doesnt hurt anyone.
We also should be able to wear coats because we get cold inside and they dont have heaters to keep us warm inside the school.
no one should be discriminated for what they wear BUT you kids don't realize how sloppy and nasty you look in some of these clothes. if i were a teacher, i wouldn't want to go near some of you because you look like you smell bad.
Zoompad

Harrogate, UK

#16 Dec 7, 2006
barbara wrote:
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no one should be discriminated for what they wear BUT you kids don't realize how sloppy and nasty you look in some of these clothes. if i were a teacher, i wouldn't want to go near some of you because you look like you smell bad.
I don't think kids should be made to wear uniforms either. You are being quite nasty and disrespectful. School uniforms are really impractical - jeans and a sweater are much more practical for kids. School uniforms are expensive and uncomfortable and mark out the rich kids from the poor ones.
looteedoo

Leesburg, OH

#17 Dec 8, 2006
woo!
looteedoo

Leesburg, OH

#18 Dec 8, 2006
i think that unless schools honestly do have gang fights due to clothing-related issues, then students reserve the rights to wear clothes that are not excessively against the school policy. There are no statistics arguing that students work better academically when they wear slacks and a tie. Uniforms should be abolished in public schools, and dress codes need slack altogether.
barbara

United States

#19 Dec 8, 2006
Zoompad wrote:
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I don't think kids should be made to wear uniforms either. You are being quite nasty and disrespectful. School uniforms are really impractical - jeans and a sweater are much more practical for kids. School uniforms are expensive and uncomfortable and mark out the rich kids from the poor ones.
please explain how a UNIFORM (think about the meaning of the word) will "mark out" rich kids from poor kids? i work in a childrens boutique and uniform pants are less expensive than a pair of Levi jeans. we have walmart, k-mart, target and every other discount store to get blue, khaki and white clothes from. disrespectful to whom? kids who don't want to look decent while atteding school or disrespectful to parents who allow their children to leave the house looking grimey and unkempt?
barbara

United States

#20 Dec 8, 2006
looteedoo wrote:
i think that unless schools honestly do have gang fights due to clothing-related issues, then students reserve the rights to wear clothes that are not excessively against the school policy. There are no statistics arguing that students work better academically when they wear slacks and a tie. Uniforms should be abolished in public schools, and dress codes need slack altogether.
you are right, there are no statistics proving uniformed kids are smarter but there are statistics showing that when kids are on an even playing field as far as dress is concerned, there is less peer pressure issues, bullying, fights, etc. my kids happen to be very stylish and not in an overly expensive way BUT i will even admit that both of their teachers treat them quite differently than kids who just throw on jeans and a shirt. that is not fair on those other kids
oioi fat

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#21 Dec 10, 2006
oi fatties hahaha!:P:P:p[

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