It helps students understand what’s okay and what isn’t okay, giving them a limit. Schools that have uniforms usually have it that way for a reason. Whether it’s from someone showing too much skin, or supporting something that wasn’t appropriate for school, helps students focus more on school work. Uniforms help prevent students being judged by what they are or are not wearing. Usually private schools have uniforms more often then public schools, and it keeps the focus on school and not on who is wearing what.
The last reason parents point out is that they can spend less money on uniform than clothes. Statistics does show that show who wear uniforms spend approximately 80 dollars less than to those students who wear clothes with logos. This is a great way for students to not get pressured for their parents to buy clothes where some families can't afford. These are all good theories, but there are major flaws in all of the arguments. While it may be true that students will be safe from being bullied on the clothes they wear, it will not completely prevent the bullying and the violence.
The dress code prevents this from happening, so the students will stop worrying about what everyone is wearing and more on learning. It creates a better learning environment which is what school is all about right? At OHS the teachers actually care about the students a lot. If they didn't then there would be no set dress policy and people could wear whatever they. wanted.
Like my professor says “ A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” I agree that dress codes will not make public schools perfect, but i can guarantee that it will make a big difference. Dress codes will keep the students more focused on the studies rather than worrying about what other students were saying about clothing. It will definitely decrease gang fights, which are taking place because of the different colored
This helps to keep kids from teasing students who parents cannot afford to buy the high price clothes. According to Anderson, “when students dress alike, “team-like” culture develops, and this promotes school spirit and positive self-images” (66). The wearing of uniforms also helps students to focus because it removes the fashion trends and competition distractions. “Students who wear uniforms can focus on academics, rather than on what others are wearing” (Walmsley 66). Secondly, uniforms save time and money.
“Uniforms Rule” by Pat Wingert talks about some advantages and disadvantages of uniform and how that affects school safety and student’s behavior. As in article, uniforms affect students in so many good and bad ways. As educators, researchers, and experts think of dress code and uniform as very useful school system which can solve so many problems that school is facing today, students tend to respond as their freedom and rights are violated. I agree with them because for the students to accept uniforms it may take some time. I think if all school has uniforms system than students will more focus on study not on fashion.
When there are codes limiting to what students can wear they won’t wear anything too indecent. Teachers, parents, and students will be more proud to represent their school when everyone looks nicely dressed and decent. Also when people outside of the school notices how well-dressed everyone in the school looks it’ll make a good impression. When the students look good, so does the school. Another positive effect school uniforms and dress codes have on students and their schools is it helps lessen social and economic
With this, it would be more difficult for the bullies to find a target. If there were to be casual clothes all throughout schools, it would be much easier to identify and divide the people who have wealth and the people with low costs. According to Debatepedia, “children invariably tease those who do not have trendy clothes. Those who can’t afford name brand clothes are often sensitive about their clothing”. This shows that children would most likely taunt the students who do not have the appropriate ‘fashionable’ clothing, and those who do not have enough money to purchase the brand name clothes, would feel barred from the sociable assembly.
Uniforms will create equality and help with discipline, which will help to reduce dangerous altercations. Students who have worn uniforms to school can attest that society, parents and students can benefit tremendously from students wearing uniforms. Evidence has shown that not wearing uniform can have psychological impact on students, who are less fortunate, yet compelled to keep up with their more affluent peers. In addition, schools are designed to be an institution of learning, not a dwelling for fashion expressions. It therefore should be mandatory for students to wear uniforms in high schools, which will foster a safer environment for students, schools and society as a whole.
By being forced to wear school uniforms, teens are unable to express their individuality and a students' right of self-expression is deprived. Uniforms will not stop the many cliques that schools, and society alone, have. People have cliques because they have the same interests as each other, they can relate with each other, and get along with one another, etc., not because they shop at the same stores and have a certain look. Individuality is what makes going to school interesting. There are other ways to be an individual and express yourself besides your clothing, but it does play a big role in showing others what you are like and finding out who you want to be.