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Less strict dress code at Loganville High School

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The dress code at Loganville High School in Loganville, Georgia is too strict. Shoulders cannot be shown and shorts or dresses 3 inches above the knee cannot be worn. The people behind this claim that the dress code is strict so boys don't get distracted. What about girls? What about their comfort? Both of these rules mainly apply to girls.Majority of girls are just trying to be comfortable while getting an education, but that has been made almost impossible. The makers of the dress code are implying that they care more about the education of boys then girls. If both genders education was equally important, girls wouldn't have to constantly worry about making sure their knees and shoulders were covered. Girls being constantly self conscious about their clothes keeps them from 100% focusing on their education, while boys can wear almost whatever they wish. Girls have few options in the clothes they can wear without getting ISS. Nike running shorts are out of the question. Those are not flattering in any way, shape, or form, but thighs cannot be shown. Leggings are also way out of the question. If leggings are worn with a t-shirt that covers their behind, nothing can be seen. However, that doesn't matter and leggings result in ISS. When a girl is sent to ISS because of dress code, they are missing out on a whole day of learning. This again reimplies that a male's education is valued higher than a female's. While the dress code is sexist, it is also way too extreme. Schools in Gwinnett County, for example Archer High School, have a much more relaxed and reasonable dress code. Shorts and dresses must come to mid thigh. If someone wishes to wear leggings, whatever is worn over them must come to mid thigh. Not only does Archer have a less strict dress code, they have on average better SAT scores than Loganville. In conclusion, Lognaville High School's dress code is too strict. It keeps girls from being comfortable and completely concentrating on their education. Other schools with less strict dress codes have better scores on major tests. The dress code at Loganville needs to be less strict and more reasonable. If the dress code is changed to resemble the rules like Archer has, Loganville will become a better learning environment. Girls will be more comfortable and less self conscious. Test scores should increase.

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