Students in grades kindergarten through twelve should be required to wear uniforms because it creates school unity, is safer, and it helps students develop a higher self-esteem. School uniforms makes students feel more connected with their school and classmates creating school unity. When students pay more attention to what name brands their peers are or are not wearing, the school becomes segregated making the poor students seem as outcasts. However, "when the emphasis is off fashion," students become united as one and are able to focus more on learing ("Wear a School Uniform"). Wearing school colors can make a student feel more proud of their school.
Dress Codes in Schools Kelly Mennillo Com/220 Due: 4/22/12 Kelly Munoz Some people believe that our schools should require their students to adapt to a dress code to improve student behavior, enhance students’ self-confidence, and reduce differences among socioeconomic levels. Others may say that policies enforcing dress codes, or requiring school uniforms violate students’ First Amendment rights, and suppress individuality. The argument over school dress codes and school-uniform policies continue to rage in the meeting rooms, administrative officers, and classrooms of public schools throughout the country. School officials place dress code policies so there will be orderly dressing amongst the students’. Dress codes are important, but they are troublesome at the same time.
Students who wear uniforms are more likely to not get in trouble in school. They would pay more attention and listen to the teachers. Moreover, “the U.S. Department of Education maintains that mandatory use of standardized dress reduces violence within the school” (Asaff). A second advantage of school uniforms is the cost of clothing. With a uniform policy, there would be no pressure to buy expensive, “in” clothing.
High school students should be required to wear uniforms. Some critics argue that uniforms stifle individual freedom and individuality. Also they state that uniforms promote conformity rather than personal expression and creativity. However, we need to see that there is absolute advantages of wearing uniforms. Sociological studies show that school uniforms help to improve academic performance.
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.
Mary Adams Mr. O’seland ENGL 1113/0179 5, December 2011 Hot Topic Essay In recent years, many schools across the United States have adopted uniforms for their students to help create a safer environment and to direct their attention away from “what’s hot” in fashion to academic performance. A majority of the schools are only implementing uniforms because of the possible benefits from doing so. They base this decision only on the positive statistics recorded from other schools. However, there are plenty of negative statistics that show that uniforms in public schools may not be such a good idea. So the question is, should uniforms be worn in public schools?
They researched that there have been incidences of children who are beaten or robbed due to the clothing they are wearing. In no way does making uniforms mandatory stop violence, but it can prevent or reduce the amount of violence within the schools. 4. Are School Uniforms a Good Fit? The writer in this article states that proponents argue that uniforms can make schools safer and can also improve school attendance and increase student achievement.
This is important because no matter how the children are – rich or poor; healthy or unhealthy; fashionable or non-fashionable – we will all fit in together, we will be less distracted from our school work towards our fashionable clothes and we will stress less about what to choose to wear to school. To begin with, school uniforms will help us as students to all fit or blend in together. If we do not have any school uniforms, we will have the choice of what we wear to school. If someone is rich and another is poor, it most likely that the rich person will wear rich clothes and the poor person will wear poor clothes. As a result of this, the rich person might be the most popular person who is wanted by everyone, while the poor person is bullied, made fun of and left out by everyone.
So, I made up my mind to take an initiative to resolve this dilemma. Let’s take a look at school uniform pros and cons. Schools Uniform Pros: Let us see the pros of college uniforms (These are mostly from the PTA point of view). School uniforms are a good way to keep up a level of social equality amongst the students of public schools: The idea of knowing the social background is avoided. As such, personal biases aren’t formed and merit is the simplest deciding factor.
Public Schools Requiring Students to Wear Uniform Danika Washington English Composition2 (AXE1433k) Kari Lamanno 09/16/2014 With many public schools requesting students to wear uniforms, I feel this is a good idea because they will help safe money; they will help them be identified, and with security purposes, uniforms will also help students focus on the more important things school has to offer. I personally believe that schools requesting students to wear uniforms are a start to improving the school systems. Although, I am not saying that uniforms will solve all problems but I feel they will allow the students to feel comfortable within their surroundings which will help them focus on the more important things at school. Saving money is always a great thing; purchasing uniforms are much easier and less expensive than going to a mall or department store looking for designer or the most popular clothing. Wearing uniforms to school will allow students the ability to focus on what is going on within the classroom instead being involved in small talk about what another person is wearing.