Uniforms; Are They Needed?

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Thesis statement: NISB should not enforce dress code and school uniform policies for further improvements and benefits of students. Outline i. Dress code policy in NISB A. Background B. Thesis statement ii. Evidences of cons C. Dress code/ school uniforms violate the rights and freedom of self-expression 1. Violation of the ordinance of the student rights in South Korea 2. Deprivation of natural gain of creativity and critical thinking D. Financial pressure for students 3. Impoverished students suffer financially when forced to purchase uniforms 4. Simply a Band-Aid on school improvements 5. Increased complaints against school administration E. Not much impact 6. Researches cannot support the positive influence of school uniforms (conflicting & ambiguous) 7. Positive impacts depends on various circumstances iii. Better alteration, solutions Since the stabilization of school administration of NISB, members of the school are considering potential enforcement of school uniforms. NISB is in the process of adopting curriculums and teaching methods of neighboring international schools and therefore reconsidering the enforcement of school uniforms. However, according to Key (2007), school uniforms do not provide significant improvements in both academic achievements and behaviors of the students but act as burden for numerous parents and violate certain rights of students. Hence, school uniforms should not be enforced in NISB for further improvements and benefits of the students. When it comes to legal issues, dress code and school uniform policies violate students’ rights and freedoms of self-expression. If NISB forces students to wear uniforms or apply dress codes, schools are violating the ordinance of student rights of South Korea (Park,

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