1. Read these Internet chat room messages.
SUBJECT: School Dress Codes
Personally, I think school dress codes are a bad idea. My friends and I have worn baggy pants and long white T-shirts to school for years. They’re comfortable and we think they look great. There has never been a problem. Some parents say these clothes aren’t neat enough to wear to school. Some of the teachers say these clothes make us look sloppy and lazy. The school dress code says: "No baggy pants. No white T-shirts." But we’re polite. We study and get good grades. We just like these clothes because they’re cool. Why should we have to change our clothes?
I have a beautiful, blond, blue-eyed 14-year-old daughter. She has won prizes in beauty contests since she was four years old. She has a closet full of lovely clothes, but she refuses to wear them! She has worn boys’ clothes to school every day this week—jeans, T-shirts, shorts, heavy boots. Why can’t she wear girls’ clothes some of the time?