Should dress code be mandatory for students??

@saunty (604)
India
October 10, 2007 4:45pm CST
Since i was a child i always use to think that why do we wear such a boring dress , it was just due to this dress code i lost my interest and enthusiasm which i earlier had for schools , i started avoiding schools and classes , and then when i was admitted to a college where there were no dress code , you wont believe my over all performance changed and became an all rounder , i started gaining interest in each of the field. What you people think about the dress code??
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16 responses
• China
11 Oct 07
In China,the uniform of most schools is really a bit boring(except HK,TW,MaoCao),but it is a good thing that I don't need to spend time thinking about what I should to wear in the moring of the weekdays.
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@anup12 (4180)
• India
11 Oct 07
Yes it should be. In schools discpline is the first and foremost thing thgat has to be enforced and for that a proper dress code is a must.
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@cmfoo94 (42)
• Singapore
11 Oct 07
I have been wearing school uniform from kidengarden till now and i think that they should not be doing this. This make me feels that i have no freedom. The dress code are also so unconfortable... my home clothes are ten times better than those.. The worst thing is that most school do not allow students to tuck out the shirt and it feels even more uncomfortable. Maybe only poor students would want the dress code if not they would be wearing shirts with holes to school and be laughed at.
@svelte (132)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
I spent half of my life wearing uniform in school from kindergarten, elementary, highschool and college. So I couldn't stop myself from making a big smile when I first read the question. Wearing uniform doesn't bother me at all, and most of all I save a lot coz I don't have to buy clothes regularly and think of "what's my outfit for today" always! =)
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• China
11 Oct 07
i'd like to dress as i like .dress code seems only to make school masters happy ,but we students rarely like it .yes ,it appears grate when everyone dress it ,while,it does no means to us .
• United States
10 Oct 07
I don't think dress code is good - it restricts freedoms, which is always a bad thing. The only possible reason I could think it could be beneficial is if people make fun of others because of the clothes they wear - it's never happened to me, and if I did I really wouldn't care.
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@surajpkn (584)
• India
12 Oct 07
Of course, dress code is very important. people, especially women tend to wear indecent and exposing clothes during the teenage which can distract everybody around. Schools are places where students are supposed to concentrate only on studies and that should not be spoiled by such distractions. I dont think dress can have that much of influence in the people's mind that it will change the whole life without dress code.
@navakris (11)
• India
12 Oct 07
I dont think there should be a dress code, but one shouldnt overdo it...like if youre going to class,you cant wear pajamas or tank tops or something inappropriate.A bit of relaxation is necessary, but not 100% freedom.
@fhm1987 (243)
• Pakistan
12 Oct 07
A proper dress code is a sign of discipline and gives you distinguishment in society. In our university every student is bound to come in proper uniform. It seems like being a school student but it is a sign that i am a student....and you know students have a good place in society. Further, the facilities for students provided eith by govt. or society e.g low public-transport fee, discount on accessories, providing lift from civilians dont need ur introduction...and that's wt i enjoy.
@chym1101 (169)
• China
12 Oct 07
hello, saunty. Dress code may be a main complaint from students. This problem exists in middle school mainly. The students in primary schools are too young to realize this problem and most colleges do not have this order. The students in middle school have just built their view on many things such as the world, beauty... They hate to be same as others, so they do not like to wear dress code. I think dress code has advantages: it can make the students look orderly; it can hide the gap between the rich and poor students, and this is good for balance the psychology... So i think this should be acted in middle school. What makes the students dislike it is that the dress code looks stupid. So the school may collect the opinions of students then decides the style of it. And there may be one day in a week no dress code!
• United States
11 Oct 07
No. Kids need a way to express their individuality and clothing is very important to that.
• United States
11 Oct 07
Well to me dress code is great for those children that want to dress like fools. Tiny skirts that show the but cheeks or tiny shirts. Boys wear offensive clothing or the pants falling to the ground showing off their a55. Who wants to see that I dont. So,blame those idiots for dress codes, they f@#% it up for everybody.
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
I would say that dress code be mandatory because here in our country not everyone can afford to buy dress and be fashionable. So here even college students wear standard uniforms, by their uniforms you can identify them from what school they are enrolled in. Of course their uniforms tells if you are in an exclusive school or in a public school. For a poor country like us, I am for a mandatory dress code.
@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 07
kids in school should use school uniform. this is to stop them from concentrating on out doing each other with expensive brand labels and "hip" styles/trend. they should concentrate in their studies first. in college they'll be old enough to prioritize.
@rbardhan (193)
• India
11 Oct 07
I think so. Now a days, with out school dress code we can not control students.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
11 Oct 07
I went to both kind non uniform and uniform wearing school and I must say I prefered the one with the uniform. We all wore the same thing we were easy to spot and easy to see if someone is in trouble (outside the school and help). Also my school had majoroty of middle and high earning parents so the kids that were not able to afford nice clothes were still able to go there and no one knew because we all had the same clothes.