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In Consideration of School Uniforms - School Uniforms A group of small boys and girls all wearing the same colored school uniforms assembled in front of a catholic school is what I imagine when thinking about school uniforms. This is probably what most people imagine. They have been attached to students of European and private schools. Such pictures of students dressing in school uniforms have led to stereotyping and a negative attitude towards schools enforcing a uniform policy. Displayed as robots without the ability to express them selves in a society that says you must express yourself and be an individual at all cost....   [tags: School Uniforms, education] 1210 words
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School Uniforms are a Negative Influence to Society - If compared to previous generations, the students living in the 21st century should have a bright future ahead of them. To create that future one must first go to school. Is the main purpose of school having to deal with oppression and injustice or is it to give children a proper education and an opportunity to learn. Mandatory school uniforms are a very controversial issue. Clothing impacts a student’s daily life. The clothes they choose to wear, makes them who they are. A student may choose to express who they are or who they want to become through the clothing they wear....   [tags: mandatory school uniforms, education]
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Mandate of School Uniforms in Order to Reduce Student Truancy. - Introduction According to one Caribbean historian, Carl Campbell (1992), schools reflect the societies that create them. The 21st century has presented many challenges. While on the one hand we are faced with rapidly improving technology, we are also faced with global environmental, health and economic crises such as we have never experienced before. We are also witnessing the widespread collapse of societal institutions like the family, judiciary and even the religious systems. Our societies seem to be breeding a new level of violence and chaos....   [tags: education, school uniforms]
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Do School Uniforms Really Serve a Purpose? - In the past school uniforms have been a requirement for private schools only, however; the number of public schools requiring uniforms is growing rapidly (Brunsma). Every parent wants their child to feel safe while they are at school. This is just one of the many things that implementing school uniforms into public schools will do for students (Maxwell). School uniforms have also been proven to be a key asset in keeping gang colors and symbols out of schools (Maxwell). The requirement of uniforms has also led to a decrease in violence and theft due to expensive clothing and shoes, helped to instill a sense of discipline in students, a reduction in the number of distractions for students, and...   [tags: Education School Uniforms]
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A Persuasive Essay Against School Uniforms - High school is typically a time when kids begin to distinguish themselves from one another. Students begin to develop their own sense of personal style, desperately trying to both fit in and stand out simultaneously. Being self-conscious and often lacking the confidence needed to assert themselves, teens are forced to use clothing and outward appearance as the means to manifest this individuality. Thus, students should not be forced to wear uniforms to school. Standard uniforms are unproven deterrents to student violence; are a "Band-Aid" to cover up the real problems faced by children and teens; and they violate students' right of self-expression, depriving them of their search for identity...   [tags: School Uniforms Argumentative] 654 words
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Do School Uniforms Influence Student Behavior and Academic Performance? - An examination of education in today’s world reveals many issues under research to determine their effects on school climate. Such issues have come to be known collectively as hot button issues. Hot button issues include religious issues, gender issues, racial issues, school violence, legal issues, and a host of other matters. Included in these is the issue of school dress code. The original research hypothesis concerned the influence of school uniforms on behavior among students in kindergarten through twelfth grade....   [tags: school uniforms, dress codes, public schools]
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Are School Uniforms Beneficial or Not? - Are School Uniforms Beneficial or Not. (“Quotes about Uniform Policy” 1). Theodore R. Mitchell, UCLA School of Education says, "I think its great news for all of us who have advocated school uniforms as a way of building community.” A pressing issue, bullying has become a big problem in many school, and to eliminate this problem, school policies should require students to wear uniforms. Many people believe that school uniforms build the community into a safer, more positive environment. School uniforms improve school academics, prevent gang violence, and assist families, who can not afford expensive clothing....   [tags: Argumentative Education Uniforms]
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Argument In Favor of School Uniforms - School Uniforms have been debating about having uniforms in their school system for many years now. There are many advantages and disadvantages to requiring them, from court cases and many other different situations, school uniforms may be argued for many years to come. Whether people believe it or not, school uniforms do help with student attendance. Student attendance is one of the problems many schools face and the other problem is the school’s dress code policy. All students do have problems with their school’s dress code policy, with a uniform there wouldn’t be any one complaining about this other person getting away with a rule while this person gets in trouble for it....   [tags: Advantages and Diadvantages, Uniforms]
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Implementation of School Uniforms - Every person is a unique individual; from their appearance and personality right down to their very DNA, humans are naturally different from one another, yet there are several people who believe that a uniform solution of uniforms in school will work for everyone. The implementation of school uniforms is said to bring about positive changes such as decreases in gang activity, bullying, and costs to parents; however, the truth is that school uniforms are not more beneficial than free dress in schools....   [tags: Equality, Schools, Education, Uniforms]
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School Uniforms Save Time - The ringing of the alarm clock that is placed directly beside your bed wakes you. The high pitched alarm practically pierces your brain and makes you get out of your warm, cozy bed. Time to head to school. You have to wake up every day the moment that alarm goes off or else you’re toast. If you are late again, your school record is sure to take a hit. But wait… what are you going to wear. Is this a dilemma you face each morning. Do you have trouble wanting to get out of your bed, and then faced with the troubling question of what cool, clean, unwrinkled outfit you should wear that day....   [tags: uniforms, public schools, fashion,] 709 words
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No School Uniforms - School Uniforms are in a way very unique and different, but what is really the reason that students should have to wear them. The United States is supposed to be a country of freedom and individuality. Each and every person in the world is different, and by making people dress the same they cannot express themselves fairly the way that they would like to. It is sensible for schools to be able to make dress codes, but telling students they have to all dress the same is absolutely ridiculous. Having school uniforms is not necessary, and there are many reasons to prove why schools should not make their students wear uniforms....   [tags: school dress codes] 1041 words
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School Uniforms and Their Role in Education - ... The percentage of students leaving class without permission dropped by about 47%, school suspensions dropped by 90%, and the overall in-school crime rate dropped a dramatic 91%. The proof is in the pudding; clearly, the uniforms provide the students with a more focused school day. Other than producing a healthier school environment, uniforms also save parents a great deal of money. Uniforms are estimated to cost an average of $249 per year. Keeping in mind these outfits last a student the entire year, if not more....   [tags: school environment, self-expression]
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Three Reasons Why Public Schools Should Wear Uniforms - I have seen here, in the USA few public schools have need of students to wear a uniform. I went to school in Mexico City and I got to wear uniform every day. It is very common there for students to be dress in uniforms. Most of the time, I think kids in this country are very spoiled and very selfish too. For them to wear an uniform to go to school it is very offensive. The reason is they think they can no longer express themselves. I agree that asking students to wear a uniform won’t change their attitude, or how they need to behave in school....   [tags: School Uniforms] 662 words
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School Uniforms Will NOT Reduce School Violence - In 1755, Benjamin Franklin, inventor, author, and founding father of the American government wrote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Thus, in regards to the debate of the school uniform policy, could it be said, to conform to the masses to secure a little safety; liberty is being forsaken. Uniforms have been around for centuries; yet, only more recently introduced into American public schools in 1979, as a way to combat differences in social status among students....   [tags: School Dress Code]
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In Favor of School Uniforms - Whether people like it or not, uniforms are here to stay in modern society. They are seen everywhere, from schools to policemen. Uniforms are a requirement for life. In professional work settings and careers they are expected. On this basis, why wouldn't they be used in a school setting. School uniforms prepares children for their futures. Parents and elders are filled with pride when they see the future generations in clothing that highlights their intelligence. Any issues with them, such as expense, expression, and their actual classroom effects, are easily solved....   [tags: School Pride, Student Expression]
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School Uniforms: A Bad Idea - One of the greatest controversies that is spreading throughout high schools in the United States is parents and their children against the enforcement of their school’s uniform policy. More schools have been adopting uniform policies within the past decade. Rules contained in the policy that are implemented range from wearing certain types of tops (shirts) in specified colors to students being required to tuck in their shirts. In the past, uniforms were exclusively for students who attended private schools because they were “well-off”, but now uniforms are being seen more frequently in public schools on students of all economic levels....   [tags: school dress code]
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Uniforms Should be Mandatory in Schools - Bill Clinton once said, “People will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside, instead of what they’re wearing on the outside, then our public schools should be able to require students to wear school uniforms.” Public schools across America are searching to improve safety, school belonging and also help parents save money & students save time getting ready. One way to improve these issues would be to implement a uniform policy....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, school uniforms]
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School Uniforms Improve Children's Safety - Since school uniforms have become more and more common in the United States, there has been one issue that many, of the parents and students are worried about. Many believe the children will not have the ability to express themselves freely. The First Amendment guarantees our right to free expression. This means that students do not leave their First Amendment rights outside the schoolhouse door, but their opinions can be limited to prevent major disruptions to classes and outside activities. To make this statement more clear, in 2003, a high school senior was suspended from school for wearing a tee-shirt of President George W....   [tags: School Uniform Essays]
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Are School Uniforms Good and Bad? - ... All too often parents were not using good judgment regarding what was appropriate school attire for their child but some didn’t have the money to buy new clothes. “I have heard so many times how much the parents appreciate the uniforms and one of their reasons is always the financial savings.” Words from a school administrator. These cost of uniforms depend on the size and age of the child the number could go up or down. School uniforms are financially cheaper for parents in the short and long term costs....   [tags: uniform policy, education, parents] 841 words
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School Uniforms are the Right Choice - In the United States, millions of students attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated, with that school. It can be related to gangs, bullying or peer pressure from other students. Fourteen percent of students reported being a victim of bullying in 2003 and 52 out of 220 incidents between 1994 and 1999 were associated with gangs. This has led to non-gang related students bringing firearms to school to protect themselves. (D.Stanton, 2006) Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety....   [tags: dress code, public schools, Education]
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The Pros and Cons of School Uniforms - School Uniforms: A More Positive or Negative Effect. Today, school uniforms and dress codes are controversial. School uniforms for high school students have numerous positive effects, but at the same time, they have a variety of unknown negative effects too. School uniforms positive effects are shown through attendance records, academics, and behavior; but its negative effects violates ones individuality and increases the amount of money spent on clothes. School uniforms have positive effects like rising attendance records, inclining grades, and decreased behavioral problems....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 438 words
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The Adantages and Disadvatages to School Uniforms - Public school districts all around the United States look for different ways to improve their schools so that the students can receive the best education possible. They try changing things such as the teaching curriculum, the number of periods in a day, and even some of the classroom rules that students must follow. But one subject that always comes into debate, is whether or not the students should be required to wear school uniforms. When this topic comes up it is always a heated debate since the opinion on whether or not they should be required is usually spilt evenly....   [tags: fashion, bullying, expression] 677 words
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Should School Uniforms be Mandatory? - Many debates form over the opinion of whether schools should require students to wear uniforms. Some schools go through the same argument annually of whether to enforce school uniforms the following school year. A number of people argue that uniforms take away from the students’ individuality, while other people concur that uniforms generate unity within the school. Even though many people disagree with school uniforms, countless reasons are evident that uniforms should be mandatory. School uniforms provide schools with many positive results....   [tags: policy, politics, education]
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Pros andCons of School Uniforms - It has been proven that when students wear uniforms to school their educational skills improve. This paper will explain the pros and cons of wearing uniforms to school. Should students wear uniform. Yes, students should were uniforms. Why, because if they don’t were uniform it would affect them on the school behavior, and they would not learn much during school hours. Many students believe that school uniforms should not be introducing, because of the limitation of their freedom time. Introducing a uniform to the school would decrease the diversity between each student, and it will be the solution for many problems....   [tags: education, students]
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The Need for School Uniforms - In society today, school-age children are under tremendous pressure to fit in with their peers and still perform well academically. I believe that school uniforms in pre-K through high school levels is an excellent way to help children succeed not only in school, but to prepare them for college and the “real world.” Three reasons why I believe school uniforms should be used in all schools is first, they are economic, next, they reduce distractions and finally, they help with social equality. To begin, school uniforms are economic....   [tags: argument, rhetoric, rhetorical] 444 words
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The Advantages of School Uniforms - Pants below waist, baggy shirts with sexist signs, and piercings, this is not a good view early in the morning. That’s why the school should implement a uniform policy. Uniforms should be mandatory in school. Uniforms make the school appear more professional. Also with uniforms students won’t compare themselves with each other. Moreover uniforms can help students save time. Additionally parents won’t have to waste so much money on clothes hence will have a better budget. A major reason that schools should have uniforms is because students will get along better....   [tags: education] 543 words
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School Uniforms Should Be Mandatory - School Uniforms Should be Mandatory A uniform is a standard set of clothes that is worn by a group of people. These people may be members of an organization or a group of people having the same ideas. There are thousands of kinds of uniforms in the world worn by people, such as police officers, firefighters, doctors, lawyers, security guards, and even fast-food restaurant workers. School uniforms are a controversial issue in schools today. Many schools have already adopted a policy mandating school uniforms, while many more are still considering the change....   [tags: standard set of clothes, education]
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The Problem of School Uniforms - ... On top of that , someone, either the school or the parents, has to pay the cost and the money that goes into the uniforms. That is another big factor that keeps some parents from putting their kids in a school with uniforms. “With millions of children preparing to return to school, a study from charity Family Action, which supports disadvantaged families, says many poorer parents will have paid out 40% of their monthly income in August on "back-to-school costs" alone. It calculates that the bill for equipping a child for the first day of secondary school now averages $191.96 when clothing and equipment are included....   [tags: big commitment, peer pressure] 874 words
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Should School Uniforms Be Mandatory? - Should School Uniforms be Mandatory. Should students wear uniforms. Some parents say yes because their kids get picked on because of what they wear, some kids say no because they hate uniforms or they hate looking like everyone else. Uniforms can be a pro and a con; they can help the school community, but also can tear your school in half. Uniforms aren't mandatory in many public schools, hardly any in Virginia. 16.5% of all the public schools in the United States required students to wear uniforms....   [tags: decreasing bullying, concentrating on studies] 612 words
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The Psychology Behind School Uniforms - Boring. Plain. Static. These are how students opposing in school uniforms perceive the matter. While their reason could be about individuality or just hate changes, a research by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist and a professor at the University of California, showed how a simple change in self-control can really be a positive influence not just for the moment but on long-term effects. Although Dr. Lyubomirsky focused on Happiness [that a simple smile, fake or genuine, can exhibit true happiness], her point rooted in the subject of Psychology; The psychology of change and its positive benefits....   [tags: Psychology]
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School Uniforms and their Benefits - The debate over school uniforms has been going on for years. It is still under discussion in our education system today. Proponents believe school uniforms should be implemented in our public schools. Those who find the idea unappealing generally believe they would cause more problems than solve. Never the less, it's hard to deny the benefits that come from having school uniforms. Former President Bill Clinton is perhaps the most prominent and influential advocate of school uniforms. In a 1996 State of the Union address he said: “If it means that the school rooms will be more orderly and more disciplined, and that our young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the i...   [tags: Equality, Environment, Bullying] 1032 words
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School Uniform Debate - “School Uniforms: Yes, or No” The concept of having school uniform is a topic that has been debated fir any years. Some students find uniforms necessary, others just hate the colors. I think that the students who think uniforms are unnecessary are wrong. Uniforms are an excellent idea and can help school students be more disciplined, have an equal environment, and enjoy greater academics. School uniforms are a great way to maintain a level of social equality. There are more positive effects of wearing school uniforms than negative....   [tags: School Uniforms] 521 words
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School Uniforms = Fascism - I usually don't make my political view public, but this is something I consider to be grossly wrong. School uniforms in public schools goes well beyond infringement of a student's first amendment rights. It is a big step toward Fascism and control. It goes against my personal moral beliefs and should not be forced upon students and parents. The schools that are entrusted to teach our children about our constitution are the very institutions that are stripping the rights ensured to every American away from them....   [tags: argument essays, dress code] 1002 words
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School Uniforms are Essential: Dealing With Discrimination and Upholding Individuality - Media has influenced a lot of today’s trends and ideologies. Adolescents, being on the psychological level of self-identification, bring this deceptive notion of fashion and social classes to school. The problem comes when this trend affects the performance of students and their personal lives. We all remember our days back when the talk was “Who are the jocks, the cheerleaders, the rick kids, the geeks, the losers, etcetera?” Believe it or not, the status quo in schools is always composed of them....   [tags: argument, school dress code]
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School Uniforms: Should Everyone Look Like Clones? - ... Yet again, Greatschools.org indicates that, “ Strict dress code polices and school uniforms can be a financal burden for families on top of other educational costs, such as books, additonal class fees, school supplies and in some cases, tuition.” The average school uniform can cost anywhere between forty-two dollars to one hundred thirty three dollars, just for one outfit. Now imagine, at least seven outfits for three children. The National Retail Federation estimates, “People will spend $14.5 billion on back-to-school clothing and shoes this year.” Private schools that require uniforms are just a little bit more expensive than public schools....   [tags: public school system]
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School Uniforms - School uniforms should definitely be used in school systems. Uniforms are both good for schools as well as for the students. Wearing uniforms will help build a sense of unity within the school. Instead of everyone as a separate team, everyone will be in the same team. Wearing uniforms will help free students of the stress of what to wear in the morning. Wearing school uniforms will help improve student individuality and improve their self-esteem. First, wearing matching uniforms can make students feel equal....   [tags: Education] 679 words
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School Uniforms - Schools should have uniforms for students so they can be distinguished between grade levels and to have all students dress the same way and offer some protection. Students might be against it because they want to wear regular clothes to impress other students. School uniform should be allowed in private as well in public schools because it will help faculty distinguish students, people and prevent inappropriate dressing. “Having a uniform helps students and parents resist peer pressure. In schools with no uniform, children may feel the need to dress in certain ways in order to fit in....   [tags: Education]
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The Correlation Between School Uniforms and Violence - Is the absence of school uniforms leading to an up rise of violence between children in public schools. According to the National School Safety Center’s Report on School Associated Violent Deaths, “Since the 1992-1993 school year, two-hundred seven were shooting victims” (Kelly n pag). According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), “10% of all public schools had one or more serious violent crimes (murder, rape, sexual battery, suicide, physical attack or fight with a weapon, or robbery), and most of the serious violent crimes occurred in the middle and high schools” (Kelly n pag)....   [tags: public schools, Education] 1228 words
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A Case Against School Uniforms in China - As many as 95% of elementary, middle and high schools require uniforms for students in China. It has had mandatory school uniform requirement for almost all students who study in public schools. In this paper I will discuss why school uniforms is required for students. Actually, requiring students wear uniforms causes several problems. This paper firstly will discuss the advantages of wearing school uniforms and secondly present the problems of uniforms common in China. Finally I will give my proposal for a solution, which is that wearing school uniforms should be optional....   [tags: education, policy]
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The Benefits of School Uniforms in Public Schools - In the United States today, millions of students’ attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated with that school. It can be gang related or just simply bullying in the school. Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety. Is this the best action for the children. Will they be missing out on many life skills that are learned while attending schools with peers their own age. How can the schools make our children feel safe so that they are able to attend the public schools and so that schools don’t lose out on valuable funding from the state....   [tags: Education, dress code]
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The History of School Uniforms in the United States - ... Assault was down by eighty percent, vandalism by seventy percent, and suspension by ninety percent. This prompted other districts to follow including Los Angeles, San Diego, and even New York. President Bill Clinton caught word of the new trend of school uniforms on January 23, 1996 prepared the State of the Union Address at the United States Capitol where he addressed the subject. In this speech he, “challenge all our schools to teach character education, to teach good values and good citizenship....   [tags: president clinton, policy] 1227 words
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Mandatory School Uniforms - Some people feels that mandatory school uniforms may teach students a negative lesson about community while some believe that students should base life choices on their own internal values such as their life choices. Such an argument touches directly upon the rights of freedom of expression for all U.S citizens especially the parents and the students involved. While some parents and teachers seek to ensure the safety and security of their school children, some believe adopting a mandatory school uniform is not appropriate method for ensuring such safety, two groups opposing mandatory school uniform are civil libertarians and older students....   [tags: Violence, Aesthetics, Price] 1093 words
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Arguement Against the Use of School Uniforms - ... I found out that other schools have problems like my school too. “ Parents, you must take back control and help your children understand the rule on uniforms.” Obviously this person is aggravated by students dis-obeying the rule on school clothing. If people get upset like this why have the uniforms or rules on school clothing. I believe that students can wear what they want as long as it is appropriate and doesn't have anything bad on it like cuss words, and belly showing. To me this doesn’t seem so hard you probably wouldn't have as many problems with the school policies like they do now. The students will have some kind of consequence if they don...   [tags: bullying, cost, expression] 697 words
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Feeling Proud to Wear School Uniforms - ... For example, when we see the maple leaf worn by our proud athletes in Sochi, especially when they win gold, we as Canadians feel proud to be represented on the grandest stage of them all, the Olympics. Uniforms are a symbol that unite and create a sense of community within the school; as a result create an atmosphere of belonging. This essence of unity will positively affect a student’s attitude toward school and will lead to better learning and improved attendance. Wearing school colors, like the red and white in support of our athletes, give students a sense of unity among their school and classmates....   [tags: mandate, bullying, distractions] 1012 words
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Adopting School Uniforms for Putnam City - Most schools you see usually don't have uniforms. In fact, You normally only see uniforms in charter, or private schools. The question is should uniforms be required in Putnam City Public Schools. Is it because they feel it's not necessary, or it's going to come in place next year and no one really knows about it but the Board of Education or the District. If uniforms came into place, it would be such a good investment for the students and teachers in the Putnam City District. Why. First, it would help out low income families....   [tags: low income families, dress code]
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Are Teenagers Hidden Behind Their School Uniforms? - I want you to take a minute and picture this – you are in a classroom full of thirty, maybe more, children, all are wearing black trousers or skirts and a white shirt accompanied by their schools tie. They’re all sitting at their desks with their notepads and pens in front of them and they all look exactly the same, each and every one of them. They all look like a copy of the other. You can’t tell who the kid is with the 80s music taste, you can’t tell who the kid is that’s extremely good at art....   [tags: expression, bullying, money] 727 words
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Introducing School Uniforms to the School Districts of America - School Uniforms Introducing school uniforms to the school districts of America has been an ongoing heated debate topic for years. Uniforms contain violence and fights, but they also take away the students’ individuality. Kids have been killed over what they are wearing, but you will still be taking away their right to choose what they want to wear. Both sides have equally balanced points. I believe that school uniforms should be used in local school districts because they are less expensive, they make it easier for teachers to enforce dress codes, and stops kids from judging each other on their appearances....   [tags: education system policies]
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Why I Support School Uniforms - I support school uniforms because they improve many features of student’s social and academic lives. Uniforms help reduce peer pressure and bullying, gang violence and theft, and they improve attendance rates and academic performance. A uniform policy should definitely be fused into nationwide school systems. First of all, school uniforms reduce gang violence and theft among students. Uniforms reduce gang violence because gang members would be unable to show their colors while in school, which makes it harder for them to identify one another....   [tags: social and academic policies] 589 words
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Do School Uniforms Help Students? - ... They claim that they seem to decrease bullying, dispel distractions, and reduce morning prep-time. For example, Ray Rivera, principal of a K-8 Eastwood Knolls in El Paso, Texas, quotes, “Occurrence of fighting among students was pretty much an everyday event. But last year, we had only two… fights. We don’t have gang and drug problems anymore. It makes it very easy for ‘have-nots’ and ‘haves’ to get along because they all look alike (Cook 2).” As for dispelling distractions. students are having a greater chance of staying to the books because they don’t seem to look at a certain and daring dress or short skirt that other students might wear if it wasn’t for required outfits....   [tags: conflict, prevent bullying] 1435 words
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It's Time for Uniforms in American Schools - It's Time for Uniforms in American Schools Works Cited Missing School uniforms have been debated in the public school system for what seem like fifty years. Understand the constructive views that most administrations envision, you start to recognize the goals associated with having students wear them; however, there is a flip side. The unenthusiastic views that are associated with school uniforms present an equally intriguing question. Should schools incorporate them into the curriculum or not....   [tags: School Uniforms Education Essays Papers] 1087 words
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The Benefits of a Student Dress Code - School Uniform. All around the world, many schools ranging from elementary to high school enforce a dress code for the students. Many people everywhere, including parents and the students, disapprove of the use of uniforms for a number of reasons. At the same time, many school officials will argue of the improvements in education and performances brought in from the schools due to implementing school uniforms. Even though many students dislike the idea of having to wear only certain approved clothing every day, supporters of uniforms hold value in the improvements uniforms brings into education; ultimately, varying opinions about school uniforms deserve to be respected....   [tags: school uniforms]
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Making Uniforms Mandatory for High Schools - Making Uniforms Mandatory for High Schools School uniforms in high schools are becoming increasingly popular across Canada. In fact, most school boards are positive towards making uniforms mandatory. Uniforms at high schools should be mandatory. Can uniforms really make a difference in a student’s academic performance. Of course, they can. First of all, uniforms create an atmosphere of equality at school. When worn by all students, uniforms reduce the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore, promote equality....   [tags: School Uniforms Dress Codes Essays] 609 words
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Mandatory Public School Uniforms are a Good Thing - Nowadays, we see many teenagers dress in spaghetti-strap tank tops, low-cut shirts, drop pants, pajamas, and even spandex shorts in school even though there have been policies about dress codes. Teachers, parents, and other adults feel disgruntled about the way they dress. Many students also complain about difficulties in concentrating on schoolwork because of the same reason. Obviously, what students wear to school has become a very distracting issue in the school environment. Therefore, school uniforms should be required in public schools due to many reasons....   [tags: dress code, public schools, argument]
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School Uniforms and Their Effect on Education - School Uniforms and Their Effect on Education      Going to public schools all my life, I heard the gossip of "fashion" and "whose wearing what,"pretty much everyday; at least in the four years of high school where it seemed that looks mattered the most. As people grow up, the way they present themselves becomes more and more important. Leaving a good mark in high school means a lot to some people, and some are ready to do whatever it takes to make that mark, whether it be putting someone down for their clothing or being an individual and not caring what others think of you or what your wearing....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Essays] 1605 words
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School Uniforms Should be Mandatory in All Schools - Many schools in United States require their students to wear uniforms. There are many teachers, parents and students who are in favor of school uniforms. However, not all teachers, parents and students like the idea of school uniforms, and this has divided many schools on the issue. It is obvious that not everyone agrees on the issue of uniforms in public schools, but the benefits of school uniforms cannot be denied. School uniforms cost parents less money, prevent competition between students, and keeps students safe against gang violence on and off campus....   [tags: Argumentative, persuasive] 647 words
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The Effects Of Wearing School Uniforms - The Effects of Wearing Uniforms in Public Schools Uniforms in public schools are becoming accepted throughout the world. The public school systems would benefit significantly if this policy were to be accepted. Wearing uniforms in public schools result in positive effects. A dress code enforces discipline toward learning by changing a person’s attitude toward success. Students generally act the way they are dressed. With fewer fashion distractions, school will be seen as a priority for teaching and learning rather than trend competitions....   [tags: essays research papers] 347 words
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School Uniforms: Should They Be Required in Public Schools? - ... in the 1995, Long Beach, California, got a lot of attention, because the school the school implemented a school uniform policy. “The result was that the policy was supporting the implications in 70 schools with around 60,000 students, kindergarten to eighth grade. In the first five years there was a dramatic difference in school violence and misbehavior, the overall crime rate dropped by 91 percent, sex offences dropped by 96 percent, and vandalize had gone down 60 percent, reported Jasmine L....   [tags: opinions, safety, freedom of expression]
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School Uniforms are an Unnecessary Addition to Public Schools - School Uniforms are an Unnecessary Addition to Public Schools School Uniforms are being pushed more and more in schools, but what is commonly thought of when the words “school uniform” is said. For most people the picture of children in the same colored uniforms gathered in front of a Catholic Church or a private school is displayed in their mind. This picture is one of the many problems with school uniforms. Instead of being seen as an individual, students are seen as just another kid in a uniform attending a fancy private school....   [tags: argument, rhetorical, public Education] 1063 words
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We Are Not our Clothes - The Case for School Uniforms - In the middle of the school year, two new students walk through the doors of their new high school. The first student walks into the school with a worn out book bag, tarnished shoes, and noticeably older clothing, and is automatically judged by his peers on his wardrobe. The next student walks into the school wearing all of the latest name brands, expensive jewelry, and immediately she is judged as well. The student with the visibly “higher maintenance” wardrobe is instantly approached by another student who is dressed in the same type of apparel....   [tags: Education ]
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The Advantage of School Uniforms - Did you know that as many as twenty-five percent of the nation?s pubic elementary, middle, and junior high schools have successfully implemented a school uniform policy. (Isaacson, 1998) School uniforms greatly benefit both the students and faculty by creating an atmosphere in which the students are able to get the most out of their education. I believe that all students should wear school uniforms regardless of whether or not the school is public. Below are clear-cut arguments in favor of school uniforms....   [tags: Arguement Argumentative Persuasive] 741 words
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School Uniforms Are a Good Idea in Public Schools - Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." In other words, having a school uniform would be a success if public schools adopted the policy. Many good things will come because of how effective it can lead in public schools. In 1987, the first public school to adopt the uniform policy would be Cherry Hill Elementary in Baltimore, MD. Then decades and centuries later, many of the United States began following that policy. Over millions of dollars were being used to purchase uniforms and are still today....   [tags: changes in public education system]
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School Uniforms: Kids Should Wear Them - Many have argued that school uniforms have been a successful source to putting an end to combatants and bringing about order and stability in a school setting. However, others argue that school uniforms put a barrier between students and their personal character. In addition, there are many people who consider clothing as being a way to define the individual's originality. On the other hand, there are people who are in favor of enforcing school uniforms, because they have concluded that it does eliminate students from being assaulted by peers....   [tags: argumentative] 830 words
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School Uniforms: Dealing With Discrimination & Upholding Individuality - One click on High School Musical, one flip on Seventeen Magazine, and one walk at a school hallway are all it takes to make a student be aware of how hell it feels like to be stared at and insulted by the other students if he/she wears this humongous thick glasses, knee-high socks, and clothes repeated last week. Media has influenced a lot of today’s trends and ideologies. Adolescents, being on the psychological level of self-identification, bring this perspective of fashion and social classes at school....   [tags: Education, argument]
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School Uniforms Solving the Problem - School Uniforms Solving the Problem Over the past couple of years, school uniform policies have been enforced as the most efficient method for “solving” problems such as crime and attendance ratings in our public schools. Many schools state that it is quite true that uniforms are lowering such mentioned rates of crime tremendously, but can this really be proven. Currently, there have only been informal studies that try to actually see if uniforms are helping, no long term studies. Technically speaking then, mandating uniforms in our school systems is not the key to fixing problems with the youth....   [tags: essays papers] 507 words
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A Violation of Rights-School Uniforms - I believe all people have the right to express themselves. However, with rights come responsibility, a concept most people ignore. Having a "right" is to be free to express one's self. Consequentially, having a "responsibility" is doing it constructively, in such a way as to not violate policies, laws, and others' rights. There is a definite difference between a dress code and a school uniform. I support enforcing a school dress code, but is implementing a school uniform necessary....   [tags: essays research papers] 928 words
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The Debate over School Uniforms - The Debate over School Uniform Introduction ============ This is an essay on the matter whether school uniform should be compulsory or not. We will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and I will write my own conclusion Advantages ---------- The advantages to wearing school uniform are good arguments. The first is you would be able to represent the school in public, giving the school a good name and also encouraging students to behave while outside school premises....   [tags: Papers] 410 words
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School Uniforms Don’t Address Big Problems - School Uniforms Don’t Address Big Problems Can anyone believe that school uniforms help students achieve good on their health and financial problems. Many people, schools, and even state governments have been in conflict over uniforms every since they went popular to the United States in the 1980s, even though they started way before that. Although many opponents might suggest that school uniforms bring improvements, there are too many drawbacks on a school uniform to show that they are nothing more than a bad idea for students everywhere....   [tags: tradition, british style, financial problems]
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Students and School Uniforms - Students and School Uniforms The implication of school uniforms on the public school system would make a dramatic positive change for the students now and in the future. Currently the public school system allows casual dress code attire throughout the United States. Differing from private school institutions, where uniforms are mandatory. School uniforms are beneficial to the students and to the parents of these students. Secondly, uniforms provide structure and unity within the schools....   [tags: essays research papers] 580 words
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Implementation of School Uniforms - Implementation of School Uniforms The topic of school uniforms has been highly debated for many years. Many would think it would be the teachers versus the pupils in this debate but they would be wrong, this argument has members from both sides fighting for and against it. In this essay I will look at the topic from both sides and be un-objective in my writing. Many of the arguments made in favour of school uniforms have something to do with the safety of the school community as a whole....   [tags: Papers] 639 words
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Making School Uniforms Mandatory - Intro I am a student that has attended 3 schools and has always worn a school uniform, a mate has never experienced any issues with school uniforms, and have noticed a few issues that can be prevented from the use of a uniform. Uniforms, not only had they been proven to be helpful at school, but they are also helpful at home. Base Parents spend a couple hundred dollars per year on clothing just to make their children meet the latest fashion. An average shop favoured by many teenagers, such as International, sells a piece of clothing for around $40 each....   [tags: essays research papers] 585 words
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To Wear Uniforms in School or Not - Some schools say that wearing uniforms are better, while others say that it is not. First let’s discuss schools that require uniforms. You’ll most likely find them throughout Britain, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and most African counties. Only private school use them to distinguish them from other private or public schools. If student wear uniforms then they would feel like they belong to the school. But some religions won’t let the female or male wear certain kinds of clothing and will be pulled out at an earlier age....   [tags: dress code, supreme court, clothes]
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Uniforms in School for Better or Worse? - My entire life I have gone to Catholic schools. I remember every morning waking up and putting on that same uniform. I also remember hating it. The constant, “Tuck your shirt in,” “Button your sleeves, button and tighten your tie or that will be a detention.” Our school disciplinarian would say these things to all the students but we did not always find it was necessary. Now that I am in college, I feel like it was the best thing for me. The uniforms we wore in high school always looked nice, and we never had to worry about buying clothes....   [tags: eliminating clothing competition, discipline] 1441 words
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Effects of Wearing Uniforms in School - I. Introduction The reasons why students should wear uniforms are almost always the same. People have delved to find out information about different perspectives of how uniforms influence students. The problem is statistics determination was equal. Some people say that uniforms will decrease crime and violence in schools. Also improving the behavior of students in and out of school. Student’s ambivalence about what other students are wearing, are less likely to judge one another. This also helps prevent students from forming different cliques....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Students Should be Required to Wear Uniforms to School - Students Should be Required to Wear Uniforms to School      Do you always ask yourself why do students wear those horrible uniforms. Well, 99% of the students do, some find that unnecessary, some find them obsolete, and others just hate those unexciting colors. Nonetheless, they are wrong when they think that uniforms are not necessary, since they are. Because the teachers need to see students as equal, plus, clothes always distract other people, and as proved on a survey, 78% of the students prefer clothes that are inappropriate for school and for some people these clothes might be impolite....   [tags: Public Schools Uniforms] 761 words
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School Uniforms - School Uniforms Until President Clinton called attention to the issue in his State of the Union address, mandatory public school uniform policies were sporadic local occurences. A few school districts had been quietly experimenting with uniforms for years, but the issue caught President Clinton's eye after the Long Beach, California school district released some numbers suggesting that after only one year, its mandatory uniform policy had not only brought about significant decreases in vandalism and fighting, but had also led to higher test scores....   [tags: Papers] 483 words
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School Uniforms - School Uniforms The issue of whether or not school uniforms are a necessity in today’s society has been a long standing debate. However, it did not come onto the national scene until 1996 when then President Bill Clinton spoke of the matter in his annual State of the Union Address. Citing the Long Beach city school district in California, Clinton spoke of the positive effects of uniform implementation, including: decreased drug cases, sex offenses, violent crimes and fights. Jessica Portner, a writer for Education Week, agreed with President Clinton in her February 14, 1996 article entitled “Uniforms Get Credit for Decrease in Discipline Problems.” Using statistical evidence from the afor...   [tags: Clothing Education Unity Essays Argumentative] 1040 words
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School Uniforms - Schools today aren't in the best condition. There is teasing, violence, discrimination, cliques, and poverty. There is much to say about how having mandatory school uniforms will help these problems. My question is, will uniforms help these problems enough to dismiss the hurt that they would cause. I say the uniforms do little to help. Having uniforms would stop the teasing and discrimination about clothing, but there is more to tease or discriminate someone about rather than just clothing....   [tags: essays research papers] 670 words
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