There are lots of opinions about school uniforms and dress codes in school. What reasons do people have for opposing or agreeing with these codes? Those who agree with the codes say they help minimize or solve problems within the school. Those who oppose say the codes invade on the students’ freedom of speech and personal liberty. There are many positive and negative effects to requiring uniforms and dress codes in school.
Even besides the fact of students finding other ways to express themselves with their physical experience, students may even feel they have to act out just to stand out from others. Self expression is important for development, and forcing students to wear uniforms is teach them to conform to standards they do not agree with. Children are our future actresses, writers, etcetera. We do not want to teach them to conform and be like everyone else and hold their creativity inside. The issue of expenses also brings up a major disadvantage of the implementation school uniforms.
Much to the chagrin of my teens, I will be voting in favor of uniforms, or the strictest dress code policy options available. This essay was written to analyze some of the pros and cons of uniforms or standardized dress code for students and to view some of the issues educators are addressing in the educational environment concerning dress codes. School board members and educators are trying to use policies of standardized dress code or uniforms to solve some of the toughest issues in schools today. By eliminating the clothing factors that lead to false overtures of insults to gang activities, bullying, singling out of individuals, high rates of academic low grades and failures and absenteeism. Although, today’s pop
Another important reason parents explain is that in a uniform-worn high school, students seem to act more discipline. Uniforms can also get students more focused into education and give everyone equality. It can also give students an experience of wearing ties, blazer, or vast. They get to learn that golf shirts must be tucked in and how to tie a tie. The last reason parents point out is that they can spend less money on uniform than clothes.
Uniform: The Mandate for High Schools “I challenge all our schools to teach character education, to teach good values and good citizenship, If it means that schoolrooms will be more orderly, more discipline; young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside instead of what they’re wearing on the outside then public schools should be able to require students to wear school uniforms.” For over twenty-five years, critics have argued that school uniforms represses individual freedom and are more expensive than normal clothing. Notwithstanding these opinions, it should be mandatory for high school students to wear school uniforms. With the extensive student population in high schools across the United States with learners of diverse backgrounds, there are a mixture of students who represents a high income that can afford to buy fashionable and costly clothing, while low-income students are forced to buy clothing from thrift stores or discount retail stores. Uniforms will therefore help students to be less distracted and focus more on learning than fashion. Uniforms will create equality and help with discipline, which will help to reduce dangerous altercations.
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 Rule” by Pat Wingert talks about some advantages and disadvantages of uniform and how that affects school safety and student’s behavior. As in article, uniforms affect students in so many good and bad ways. As educators, researchers, and experts think of dress code and uniform as very useful school system which can solve so many problems that school is facing today, students tend to respond as their freedom and rights are violated. I agree with them because for the students to accept uniforms it may take some time. I think if all school has uniforms system than students will more focus on study not on fashion.
Chris Parks, a member of the Neosho R-5 Board of Education said, “From a developmental standpoint, self expression is an integral part of our journey to adulthood. As long as a students dress is not disruptive, students should be given the responsibility of following school policy until they demonstrate a lack of willingness to follow it”. (Neosho Daily News). School uniforms being mandated does not prepare a child for the real world. They will still be judged by first impressions which usually stems from their appearances.
High schools should adopt dress codes for students because it would make student’s focus more on assignments which will improve the learning environment in school, also having a dress code would make it easier to distinguish students from other school’s students, having a dress code would also mean less bullying since people wouldn’t get judged based on what they are wearing. High schools should adopt dress codes for students because it would make student’s focus more on assignments which would improve the learning environment in school. Students instead of focusing on assignments could be talking about where they bought them and how great the place they bought their clothes at is. If the schools had a dress code everyone would be wearing the same clothes or at least very similar looking clothes which would discourage students to not talk about their clothes when they are supposed to be doing work. That is why high schools should adopt a dress code for students.
The importance of grades is also must for students who are pursuing an athletic scholarship. Being good in a sport does not mean you will automatically go to college. High school sports have the effect of teaching team work and skill. Being able to work with other shows the ability to adapt and gives students the chance to know other students. Teamwork can be used in school classrooms and on jobs.