High school students should be required to wear uniforms. Some critics argue that uniforms stifle individual freedom and individuality. Also they state that uniforms promote conformity rather than personal expression and creativity. However, we need to see that there is absolute advantages of wearing uniforms. Sociological studies show that school uniforms help to improve academic performance.
Students whose parents can’t afford expensive clothing can be spared the harsh words and jeers from their peers, allowing them to blend in instead of being singled out as poverty stricken or less fortunate then others, thus giving all the students the outward appearance of equals. Household income doesn’t become a visible issue with school uniforms (Benefits par. 38). On average, a family could provide its child with uniforms for a school year for between one hundred and one hundred fifty dollars, saving a small fortune versus shopping for new school clothes in stores (Summers par.12). Families with multiple children could save even more.
Students would have a less chance of getting hurt or committing murderous acts. Second, uniforms eliminate competition. Students need to learn that school is not a fashion show. I know it's fun to go shopping for the latest trends but school is a learning environment. We should be there to learn, not check out who is wearing what.
I believe the two most important influences on the development of self-concept and self-esteem are family and culture. Family has a great influence on how we see ourselves and what we choose to display about ourselves to others. They are the ones who set examples for us of what a good person is and how to act appropriately. They teach us what is most important in life and what is not so important. Therefore, if our family places a great deal of emphasis on education and its importance, we focus on getting good grades more than we focus on our athletic or artistic abilities, and may include intelligent as an attribute when describing ourselves to other people.
One could, probably, highlight an obvious advantage – alignment and avoidance of social conflicts in school that can be generated on the basis of the families’ wealth. By implementing school uniforms, schools avoid conflicts and discrimination of particular students. ”Wearing the same type of dress reduces social snobbery and peer pressure in educational institutions. Also reduce incidents of bullying and theft” (par. 6 Benefits of school uniforms).
And even parents looking at public schools often have options such as charter schools and magnet schools. If parents can afford to spend extra money on their kids’ education the choice is usually clear – private school. Private school students generally perform higher than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests (Private School Review). Private schools have the flexibility to create specialized programs for students. They can create their own curriculum and assessment systems, although many choose to use standardized tests.
Also the price of tax will go up, trying to fund for families who cannot afford school uniform for their children. Uniforms might also influence children and youth from other schools who are not required to wear uniform to bully students who are required to wear uniform. 2 cont) School uniform will help hide social differences between students, all students will be dressed alike pertaining to their sex that way nobody will look better than the other. Uniforms can also help with the safety at the school, there will be less fight, and less bullying. Uniforms can also save families a lot of money, there will be no need
Students in grades kindergarten through twelve should be required to wear uniforms because it creates school unity, is safer, and it helps students develop a higher self-esteem. School uniforms makes students feel more connected with their school and classmates creating school unity. When students pay more attention to what name brands their peers are or are not wearing, the school becomes segregated making the poor students seem as outcasts. However, "when the emphasis is off fashion," students become united as one and are able to focus more on learing ("Wear a School Uniform"). Wearing school colors can make a student feel more proud of their school.
So, I made up my mind to take an initiative to resolve this dilemma. Let’s take a look at school uniform pros and cons. Schools Uniform Pros: Let us see the pros of college uniforms (These are mostly from the PTA point of view). School uniforms are a good way to keep up a level of social equality amongst the students of public schools: The idea of knowing the social background is avoided. As such, personal biases aren’t formed and merit is the simplest deciding factor.
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.