Dress Code - Dress Code and Uniform Policy By: Jess Tilley...

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Does having a Dress Code violate Civil Rights? Schools should have a clear and reasonable basis for their policy. The Supreme Court has noted that freedom of expression is not an absolute right. The First Amendment rights of public school students are limited in the school environment. Although students retain constitutional rights to freedom of speech and expression while in public schools, the Supreme Court has held that these rights are limited .
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Students First Amendment rights are not coextensive with those of adults. Courts do not apply traditional First Amendment law enforcement when examining regulations in the public schools. Instead, courts examine the necessity of the regulation for maintaining the classroom environment. In conclusion, not every school can require students to dress a certain way on a whim. They must show courts the necessity and how it will improve their specific learning environment.
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