If I were a student, I would not like being forced to wear uniforms. On the other hand, if I were a student, I would attempt to follow the dress code of the school, and my parents would have made sure that I was dressed accordingly. Such is NOT the case with many students who regularly flaunt school dress codes, and for this reason many schools have gone the route of uniforms. As a teacher, I have to follow certain dress restrictions, and I have never been questioned about the type of garb I wear. Many students don't seem to be able to adjust to this philosophy, and many parents defend their children's right to where whatever they wish. In many of the schools in which I have taught, racist slogans, exposed underwear, incredibly short skirts, and bountiful cleavage DO cause distractions to other students--and teachers as well. In my own district, students were warned for years to adhere to the dress code or face the possibility of having to wear uniforms. Instead of taking this threat to heart, dress code infractions increased each year. Now they must wear uniform clothing. In most cases, the students who refused to follow these rules have only themselves to blame. Sadly, the student majority who does dress properly also has to suffer.