MaCoHigh Instructor McCauley ENC 1101 February 27, 2012 Should Uniforms Be Worn In Public Schools? Many parents argue about whether or not uniforms is a good fit for their children to wear to a public school. Uniforms are a good fit for a public school just as we as it is for a private school. If kids were enforced to wear uniforms to school it could solve a lot of issues: Kids won't be picking at other kids because of their clothes, staffs do not have to worry about whether or not the student outfit is inappropriate or not, and students could help promote themselves for future workplaces. Often students are being picked on at school because of the clothing that they are wearing.
Generally schools require students to wear uniforms for the desire to increase the students’ academic levels. Many critics rebuttal that uniforms “infringe on student’s First Amendment right of free expression” (Kelly). Although the use of uniforms might take away some of a student’s freedom of picking what new outfit to wear every morning, to exercise the use of uniforms in a school environment gives the students more time to focus on their homework after school rather than
Yes, I do understand that the policy was written with good intentions; to keep students dressed in a manner that will represent the school well and also keep students focused on their learning not on how short the girl’s shorts are in the seat in front of them, but certain rules have gone to an unnecessary extent. For one, there’s no way possible to catch every single student that is out of dress code. Therefore, the policy isn’t always being enforced. There are students that may go a whole school day without being caught, but did this student do any harm to his or herself, or any other students? Besides the fact that it has probably highly upset a few girls that did get dress coded this morning for their black leggings that look almost like stretchy jeans because their cardigan was just a few inches too short, or because the shirt they were wearing under the cardigan wasn’t in dress code.
Uniforms show unique fashion, help financially, and improve social skills. Many people argue that wearing a uniform; will not show the creative side of their children. There are many different ways of showing the stylish side while wearing a uniform. Many public and private schools today show students wearing low-cut jeans, revealing cleavage, or baggy pants. Even wearing a uniform a student can accessorize without revealing too much skin.
Society thrives on the philosophy of allowing children to do what they want when they want. When in reality these students are often are acting up or failing grades to get attention from parents and mentors. Neo-Scholasticism allows students to become internally motivated. Students who have internal as well as external motivation to finish school will be less likely to drop out of school. While, factors such as constant absentness, unwanted behaviors, and low grades influence drop-out rates, school that have stricter guidelines and repercussions for the factors might make students think twice about their actions.
This would be a great chapter of the book for parents to read because it would help them to understand why the school is doing what it is doing. There may be a lot of different things going on when it comes to discipline that a parent of a student with special needs does not understand and this chapter could given them a good insight to the reasons behind the actions. Also it would give parents the resources they need to maybe challenge what the school is doing if the school does end up over stepping their role in disciplining a student
Enforcing Dress Code Are you tired of being mistreated because of your appearance? Uniforms will help you solve this problem. Wearing uniform helps students pay more attention in school because they’re spending less time thinking about who looks better. Parents are saving money by not buying expensive designer clothes. Students who wear expensive clothing alienate those students who are less fortunate and cannot afford to.
Teachers judges students by obedience. Teachers favours the clever children more by giving them better text books, more help, wider feedback, detailed improvement and higher knowledge. Causes the teachers to become biased towards the students Some children are able to reject the label given. Internal factors and achievement Internal factors | How does it affect achievement | Labels given to students | Would believe that their label was chosen was true and would follow its path (Self-fulfilling prophecy) | Streams | Higher stream- being encouraged to do better and given all the help that it needed. Lower stream- feels dumb, do stops trying | Peer groups | Some friends can be more encouraging towards school than others | Processes inside school | Different processes can cause you to either become more motivated or not to do well.
c. Though I have heard good and bad things about uniforms, I find that they are beneficial to students because they are reasonably priced, generate fewer distractions, and create a safer educational environment. II. Body paragraph 1 a. Before researching the prices of school uniforms, I assumed they would be probably pretty costly because not only would you buy a school uniform, but also regular play clothes for outside of school. i. I have since realized this is not true.