Anel Zequera April 11, 2011 Mrs. Nunez English 1301 Uniform Policy Uniform policies can be very brutal and too strict. Many high schools choose to have uniforms so that students can focus more on school academics and not in the way they look or dress. Schools try to do what’s best for the student, not for punishment; without all of these rules, what can I school do to help out their students education and future? School uniforms should be allowed because it helps the students concentrate on the work and not what another student looks like or how they are capable of dressing. School uniforms are to be used to limit skin exposure and anything gang related to prevent anything that might harm students or symbolize anything unsafe.
Landon Stewart Mrs. Luker Government A4 10/23/12 Cons of School Uniforms There are many schools in the U.S. that require their students to wear uniforms, and there are more that don't. I believe that school uniforms should not be required for a few reasons. Uniforms take away from a person's individual identity and freedom to express himself or herself. They can be costly to people depending on a family’s financial status. School uniforms can also be a very uncomfortable fashion that students would not take a liking to.
Fear of the Unknown 2.10 Spencer Aksland Assignment 10.2 Part 2: Persuasive Essay IS17501986 Why are students forced to wear school uniforms? Uniforms are an unneeded tool of conformity used in schools today to rob students of their freedom of self-expression. Students express their creativity through their clothing and appearance. No school has the right to strip us of our individuality. It is important to let students to wear what they please because it shows others that they are different from everybody else and not just another drone in the system.
Mandatory classes are used to set a basic system and to set standard classes for everyone, since everyone must learn the same things such as math, reading, and science. Indeed all these are important subjects that should be known, and skills that will be used throughout one’s life. But most people are not going to be using Pre-calculus, English Literature 4, Physics, or European History. It is a complete waste of time to have students struggle through a class that has nothing to do with their desired career. Yes classes should be mandatory, but to a certain extent; it should only be that a student has to take the basic core classes and then after decide what they want to study.
No matter how they dress for school, other kids will always find a way to pass judgement and bully each other. For example, kids would tease other kids because the uniform doesn't fit their particular body type and shape. Kids should be able to wear what they chose looks best on their own body. The clothes aren't the cause of bullying, so making kids all dress the same won't stop kids from bullying each other. I believe making students wear school uniforms is taking away their freedom to make choices.
There is no reason for public schools to force students to wear these uniforms. It is sensible for schools to be able to make dress codes, but telling students they have to all dress the same is absolutely ridiculous. There are many reasons to prove why schools should not make their students wear uniforms. Instead of being seen as an individual, these students are seen as just another kid in a uniform attending school. The United States is supposed to be a country of freedom and individuality.
Uniforms send a message to outsiders that those wearing them belong to a community where strict standards of conduct are upheld. (“School Uniforms.”) This is showing that some people think uniforms are showing the area they live in is strict. Dress codes affect learning in various ways. Uniforms are still a sense of discipline in the student body by eliminating distractions. When kids aren’t wearing designer clothing they can’t make fun of each other about the way they dress so they have more focus on
(“Point: The High Cost of School Uniforms”). If all PA public schools require students to wear uniforms, then the schools would be taking away freedom of expression during the week. Students in school who are growing up and transitioning to an adult world need to know how to live their own lives and be themselves, because eventually they won’t have someone there with them, helping them through things in life. Being themselves also means being able to express themselves the way the wish to. School uniforms are not only items that cause a lack of freedom of expression but also a largely ineffective way to help solve the problems they were meant to.
Having school uniforms is not necessary, and there are many reasons to prove why schools should not make their students wear uniforms. The other side might say that school uniforms are appropriate and if their was not a dress code then people would wear inappropriate things. Well why not just draw a line, kids can wear what they want but if it’s to inappropriate then they have to change and get a detention. The principle should just give out a note in the beginning of the year saying what to wear and the lines of the length of the shorts. For the boys they can’t wear their shorts or pants to long with a chain.
Research Proposal 1) The issue I am addressing is why schools with children from kindergarten through 8th grade and some high schools need to enforce a mandatory school uniform policy to lessen the theft and violence and bullying in schools. My proposal is important and it matters because innocent students are getting, bullied, hurt, and killed because of what they are wearing and if we enforce my claim then the number of these can possibly go down. This matters to the parents, school students, school faculty, school administrators, and our future generation, because it affects all of us in several different ways. 2) The competing side of my argument is not to enforce a mandatory school uniform policy. They believe that enforcing children and youth to wear uniform takes away from their freedom of expressing themselves and their values.