Every couple of months when tuning into the news, it’s often heard of debates about public schools bringing in school uniforms. It’s often thought that the uniforms will solve multiple problems such as violence, behavior, and safety of the attending students. It is also said that it will help parents with expenses because they won’t have to keep up with the demands of expensive clothing from teenagers today. If your opinion made a difference in the decision of wearing school uniforms at your school, would you choose to wear them or be against the idea? Do you believe school uniforms make a difference in the lives of students attending schools?
Some schools, like the grammar schools, require a good result on the 11+. This leads to cream skimming, but also off-loading of ‘bad’ students, that for example will refuse children with learning difficulties good education, because they are “those students who won’t do well anyways”. The top students often seem to be from the middle class. They don’t suffer from material or cultural deprivation and often use the elaborated code, which makes education easier for them. This makes the schools trying to appeal to the middle class parents, to make the middle class parents choose their school and help them get their own results better.
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.
One could, probably, highlight an obvious advantage – alignment and avoidance of social conflicts in school that can be generated on the basis of the families’ wealth. By implementing school uniforms, schools avoid conflicts and discrimination of particular students. ”Wearing the same type of dress reduces social snobbery and peer pressure in educational institutions. Also reduce incidents of bullying and theft” (par. 6 Benefits of school uniforms).
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?
Anel Zequera April 11, 2011 Mrs. Nunez English 1301 Uniform Policy Uniform policies can be very brutal and too strict. Many high schools choose to have uniforms so that students can focus more on school academics and not in the way they look or dress. Schools try to do what’s best for the student, not for punishment; without all of these rules, what can I school do to help out their students education and future? School uniforms should be allowed because it helps the students concentrate on the work and not what another student looks like or how they are capable of dressing. School uniforms are to be used to limit skin exposure and anything gang related to prevent anything that might harm students or symbolize anything unsafe.
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.
One of the most popular debates amongst public schools today is whether or not students should be required to wear uniforms. While many schools have already established a policy mandating school uniforms, there are still many more schools who have not decided yet. Some say a mandatory uniform policy in public schools encourages more concentration on learning, while others say it hinders the creativity and individuality in students. However, uniforms can benefit students by creating an environment in which the students are able to focus solely on furthering their education. 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.
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.
Why I Think Public Schools Should Wear Uniforms Timothy Lynch English Composition Professor Jessica Mann Devry University Should Uniforms Be Required In Public Schools Today more and more schools are making their students wear school uniforms. Most schools all over the world are insisting that their students wear uniforms and believe that the uniforms brings out the best in the student. Officials agree that wearing a school uniforms benefits the students greatly. Students benefit from wearing school uniforms rather than fashionable clothing because it provides them with safety, the ability to dress without stress because they already know what they are going to wear, and they are cost efficient so parents do not have to spend lot of money on a school uniform. Safety is something that we all want to feel we have.