Many parents with several kids in school can pass down uniforms to younger children (Firmin et al.). Other parents sell their children’s old uniforms to families nearby, which benefits both families involved. Because most uniforms are durable, parents do not have to buy new uniforms every year. While in school, I had the same uniform shirts and pants until I graduated, which saved my parents money. By saving money on clothes, parents are able to spend more on important things like bills and food.
School uniforms are beneficial, but very expensive. Most public Schools in the United States don’t have uniforms. On the other hand, Private schools demand uniforms in school and all students must obey the dress code by wearing the uniforms each and every day of the week. Some private schools give the kids a dress down day, which allows them to wear whatever they like. Some parents say uniforms give the school a safer environment, and a better learning place.
Classroom Ssynonym says, “Some may assume that school uniforms lessen a family's clothing expense. However, many parents have complained about the cost of uniforms, which can be significant.” The public school system is a way of learning for free. Adding uniforms is like adding a price tag to something that should be given to for free. School is a place where an individual can go to learn and if uniforms do not have a significant effect on that, there is no use in uniforms. Uniforms average from one hundred to six hundred dollars for a few outfits.
Students compete with each other over who has the designer or best brand clothing at school each day. Uniforms make students not have to worry if they can afford some expensive brand clothing to wear to school everyday. This means there will be a lot less competitiveness within the students on what they are wearing. Plus, parents won’t have to buy tons of expensive clothing for their child so they are happy and “fit in.” Students will be able to get ready for school quite a bit quicker because they won’t have to go through the struggle of deciding what to wear and if their pants correspond with their shirt. So, this means that students will be able to have a little extra time in the morning and possibly get a little more sleep which will benefit everyone.
Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on designer clothing like Gucci, Rayband, or Hollister (“School Uniforms...”), parents can find two sets of uniforms for their children for around $70. When an average pair of jeans is already $50 on sale, this can make a big difference in the pockets of low-income families. This social barriers in regular public schools is also being addressed. Teachers in these schools are often taught to not compliment clothing choices of children, this can cause children to examine their clothing closer. If this happens, the self-esteem of some students may drop tremendously if they cannot afford clothing like their peers.
Uniforms are seen in almost every country in the world, but they are not really common in public schools in the United States. Some people think that wearing uniforms is a good idea while others oppose it. In my case, I had to wear uniforms at school when I started 1st grade up till my senior year in Vietnam. I found out that there are a lot of benefits for middle school and high school students when they are required to wear uniform at school in the United States. First of all, wearing uniform helps reducing peer pressure and bullying.
Having all students wearing the same thing makes it quicker and easier for teachers to do dress code checks. They know exactly what they should see and what they are looking for wrong. Gail Connelly, NAESP’s executive director, said, “We know that a school uniform policy can help reduce instances of classroom discipline and bullying, as well as improve student safety and attendance. The use of school uniforms, whether in public or private schools, has a powerful influence on school culture in ways that contribute to greater levels of student achievement” (naesp.org). Many say that school uniforms are just a waste of time and money, but a recent study shows that after switching to uniforms surveyed schools’ leaders believe that it has made a positive impact.
Others can’t afford to buy clothes every so often. With school uniforms, parents will only have to purchase clothes for weekends affairs, which is hardly economical. School uniforms instill school unity and pride for the school. An attractive student uniform promotes school spirit, good self-image, and school unity. Not all clothing styles are attractive on all people.
Students in Public Schools Should Wear Uniforms Whether or not, students in public schools should wear uniforms has become a major point of discussion. Some students do not really care anymore about wearing appropriate dress for school in the last decade, and that situation has created a negative environment.To overcome that, a policy requiring school uniforms hasbeen adopted by many schools, and some schools are thinking about it. Obviously, school uniforms will greatly benefit both students and faculty by creating a positive environment for their education.Public school students should have to wear uniforms because they also help students to be safe and parents to save money. Some students believe that wearing school a uniform is ridiculous because they wear the same kind or color of dress every day and do not have the chance to show how beautiful or handsome they are. This situation creates conflict between students.
Approving attendance for school would benefit so many students that it would give more students the education that they need for jobs or everyday life. When uniforms are mandatory, parents and students do not spend time choosing appropriate outfits for the school day, and it decreases the number of students running late. When you don’t have to worry about which outfit to wear each day it is hard to pick things out for all the school days (school uniforms). Students who feel uncomfortable going to school because others made fun of the way people looked and dressed feels more at ease. Children from lower economic brackets may no longer feel inferior and may be more eager to attend school when they feel more equal to everyone else.