Anel Zequera April 11, 2011 Mrs. Nunez English 1301 Uniform Policy Uniform policies can be very brutal and too strict. Many high schools choose to have uniforms so that students can focus more on school academics and not in the way they look or dress. Schools try to do what’s best for the student, not for punishment; without all of these rules, what can I school do to help out their students education and future? School uniforms should be allowed because it helps the students concentrate on the work and not what another student looks like or how they are capable of dressing. School uniforms are to be used to limit skin exposure and anything gang related to prevent anything that might harm students or symbolize anything unsafe.
Due to the school being united there is less competition among students and more focus on their education and achieving goals. Schools without uniform policies have more issues with discipline and safety. Bullying is an increasingly common issue among students; it often stems from students being teased for wearing cheap or unfashionable clothing. Schools with uniform
We should be there to learn, not check out who is wearing what. Students shouldn’t even pay mind to that while they’re in school, they need to stay focused. They need to focus on their studies, work, keep their minds on the books and not fashion. Next, uniforms are much less expensive than casual clothing worn by teens. Some schools provide programs where kids can receive the uniforms at little or no cost.
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
They are naturally curious about sex, body, and taboo subjects. Many classrooms attempt to subvert this aspect of the teenage life, but the carnival in the classroom would have a place for it—it must have a place for it. Caroline Shields, in her book, Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Transformative Leadership for Communities of Difference, describes how in many schools, “those in power often take steps to organize the existing structures to exclude diverse voices and perspectives” and that “Rather than organize to emphasize and encourage participation…, many schools find ways to discourage discussion on controversial topics” (183). Schools are making the “assumption that people have equal access and opportunities to voice their opinions and that those who choose not to exercise that right do so out of informed choice.” They assume that students and even their parents are uninvolved and lack achievement simply because they are disinterested and unmotivated (Shields, 183). However, Shields suggest that it is because they have no voice, no power within a “typical school organized in hierarchical and uniform lines according to what has become known as the “factory model” of organizational life” (183).
With students not having to worry about their looks, fitting in not longer becomes the main worry in kid's lives. School uniforms may also provide a way out for poor children who otherwise couldn't keep up with the trends and would face ridicule or pressure from other children. * On the same note, while the initial investment to get school uniforms may be high, children can then wear the same outfit without having to worry about owning a large change of clothes. Uniforms are usually made out of durable, easy-to-care for materials that do not require frequent replacement. CONS * School uniforms may hinder self expression through clothing, forcing children to find other ways to put across who they are.
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
Uniforms send a message to outsiders that those wearing them belong to a community where strict standards of conduct are upheld. (“School Uniforms.”) This is showing that some people think uniforms are showing the area they live in is strict. Dress codes affect learning in various ways. Uniforms are still a sense of discipline in the student body by eliminating distractions. When kids aren’t wearing designer clothing they can’t make fun of each other about the way they dress so they have more focus on
Uniforms help students in school academically and socially. It can be beneficial to parents as well; they do not have to spend as much money on school apparel. On the other hand, many people disagree with having school uniforms, saying that it doesn't give the student the right to express their individuality. However, I think uniforms build a sense of discipline and unity and are the appropriate attire to be worn in school. That is why I strongly believe uniforms should be enforced in every school whether public or private.
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.