School Uniforms Persuasive Essay

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Uniforms Do Not Form the Student, So Why Impose Them? High school is usually a time when students begin to differentiate themselves from one another. Students begin to develop their own sense of personal style, desperately trying to both fit in and stand out at the same time. This is why students should not be forced to wear uniforms to school. 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. Clothes are an expression of who we are, and at a young age, it's important to develop confidence and self - expression. The promoting of school uniforms has prevented students from free expression. Kids are trapped in these uniforms like cages. They are unable to search for their own identity, because it has pretty much been taken away from them. If uniforms are suppose to promote students with discipline, then why should students have to lose their individuality and be deprived of self-expression in the process? The two major places where discipline is encouraged are prison and the military. "If the aim is to teach students to be able to think for themselves and acquire kills needed to direct their own behavior based on informed choices and personal decision-making (something prohibited in both prisons and the military), then maybe we should reconsider
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