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
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.
This does not mean that parents have no rights to what happens to their child while they are at school but this allows school to guide student behaviors though discipline. This idea is called in loco parentis (pg. 378). This concept was once more important in schools than it is now but it has brought forth it idea that no matter the student, disabled or not, there needs to be a certain level of responsibility put on all students for their behaviors when they are at school. 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.
Implementation of School Uniforms School uniforms has been a constant debate for a while now. Many schools throughout the United States have began implementing a school uniform policy, forcing students to wear a uniform everyday to attend that school. Typically, private schools have been the only ones who have implemented mandatory uniform policies, but recently more and more public schools have been adopting the policy. While uniforms may have certain advantages, they still remain an unproven deterrent to safety issues, inhibit individuality of students, as well as affect parents when it comes to the issue of expenses. When a child begins school, they typically begin to start distinguishing themselves from one another.
Marvin Workman Dress Code are necessary in promoting learning and can help curb school related violence. Dress codes in schools are controversial; some people agree with school uniforms, others prefer a tone down look due to the gang violence that can be associated with some of the clothing. Some people disagree with a dress code because of the added expense on parents and not agreeing with, “what you wear” having a negative effect on learning. As a parent with kids in schools and have been to public schools, I’m a firm believer that either toned down, or uniform look is essential for improving education and decreasing school violence. Student fashion plays a major role in expressing oneself and feeling comfortable.
Students should always feel that they belong to the school for the right reason: getting an education in a safe and friendly environment. A survey carried out by the Department for Education & Skills revealed that 83% of parents are in favor of school uniforms, claiming that they contribute to better school standards and good behavior(Shaw, Michael). The use of school uniforms would tremendously cut down on bullying, lost class time, and intruders. Hundreds of kids come home from school each day with hurt feelings. Their feelings being hurt by fellow students, also know as bullies.
Not many students are going to agree with a high school’s dress code policy, unless of course the dress code is no dress code. The issue of students wearing clothing that are outside of the dress code regulations is clearly an everyday kind of thing. By this point most would think that the administrative offices would have tried to do something to ease up the regulations, or at least find a better way to go about the situation when a student is dress coded. As cliché as it is, shouldn’t teachers and administrators be more concerned about our education than the clothing we wear? 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.
First, mandating uniforms in public schools can prevent kids from getting bullied. Bullying is a big issue in schools nowadays. Kids can be so critical when it comes to judging others. Kids will judge other kids by what they’re wearing, if kids don’t wear certain brand names they’re not considered part of the cool kids and they will exclude them from their group. Kids who wear uniforms don't have to worry about what people think about their outfit and they can focus more on their studies and schoolwork.
Amanda Garnett Professor Taheri English 1301 April 28, 2010 Should a Uniform Policy be enforced in public Schools? Diversity or uniformity, which would you choose? It’s been an ongoing debate whether or not a uniform policy should be enforced in all public schools. David L. Hudson states, “…the responsibility remains with the school and its community to maintain an environment open to diversity and to educate and support its students as they confront ideas different from their own.” (Hudson) While school uniforms were primarily in private schools, public schools wanted to adopt the idea. It may have been only in 1987 that the first public school to introduce school uniforms was Cherry Hill Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland.
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.