Uniforms Should Be Allowed in High School

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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. Students who have worn uniforms to school can attest that society, parents and students can benefit tremendously from students wearing uniforms. Evidence has shown that not wearing uniform can have psychological impact on students, who are less fortunate, yet compelled to keep up with their more affluent peers. In addition, schools are designed to be an institution of learning, not a dwelling for fashion expressions. It therefore should be mandatory for students to wear uniforms in high schools, which will foster a safer environment for students, schools and society as a whole. Freedom of expression and loss of identity have been the main reasons given why school students

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