School Uniforms Essay

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The Advantages of School Uniforms. Many schools in the United States are at odds over school uniforms. In many cases, when uniforms are imposed students feel that their rights are being taken away. However, there are many advantages of school uniforms. 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). Dr. Alan Hilfer, senior psychologist in the Children's and Adolescent Unit at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn says, "Uniforms do eliminate competition, pressure, and assaults perpetrated by older kids on younger kids for their sneakers and other possessions. They also allow some kids to focus better, especially in the lower grades.” School uniforms also will make students more discipline. “Uniforms instill discipline, help students focus on their studies” (par. 1 school uniforms do not stifle freedom of expression) uniforms also discipline students of undesirable behavior. California's Long Beach Unified School District's records are probably cited most often. This urban district adopted a mandatory uniform policy in 1994. Since then, school crime has dropped by 76 percent, while attendance has reached an all-time high. Uniforms make it more difficult for gangs to form and make the school a safer place. Schools report that school uniforms decrease fighting and violence that arrise out of arguments over fashionable clothes. Children invariably tease those who do not have trendy clothes. Those who can't afford name brand clothes are often sensitive about their

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