In today’s world having colored hair or wearing makeup is a concerning topic, because we live in a world that is filled with all types of people and ideas. Social media has been able to open up this world in w
I found it interesting that a school in Texas gave an in school suspension to a student for wearing makeup. I’m glad that many people found it ridiculous and decided to do something about it. I thought this was really great and i really liked how you talked about your own experiences with your school and their makeup rules.
I love your opinion on makeup. There’s several people, including boys and girls, that still seem pretty ignorant on this topic. I personally think that we should be able to do whatever we want on our bodies because we’re not here to please anyone else but ourselves.
I really enjoyed reading this piece that you wrote. I was attracted to your article because it was a topic that is so ordinary and relevant, yet so unique compared to anything that I have read before. I agree with what you have to say about make up and self expression in the school setting. I found it sad that the school in Texas gave the suspension to the male student wearing makeup. This is so important because the times are changing and make up is for everyone. It’s made to be worn by anyone as a form of expression. I related to your article because I recently dyed my hair and I was so concerned that my school would not approve of it, even though it was something that I had wanted to do for a long time. I think you should continue to research this topic. If you did you should look deeper into why the schools have such strict dress policies and maybe even why certain genders are more heavily targeted with a dress code… you can check out this article link if you want more information ( https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/09/05/do-school-dress-codes-discrimate-against-girls.html ). I hope that you keep diving into this topic and I can’t wait to see more of you work soon!
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.