School uniforms have been promoted and became part of schools across America since the 1990’s when President Bill Clinton started promoting this movement. The idea of uniforms is based on equality and not having students judge one another because of what they’re wearing, but in reality it can cause more problems than it solves. I believe that school uniforms should not be enforced in public or private school because they can cause a student to think that in order for people to get along everyone has to conform to a certain standard, they can make the student feel belittled and controlled, they infringe on a students right to express themselves, and they are an unnecessary expense for underprivileged families. AngelFire.com
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.
Having a dress code would prevent the display of gang activity within the school and increase the safety of students in our community. Peer pressure pulls many students to react in ways they should not. For example, students wear clothing with multiple pockets and could easily carry weapons or items that are not permitted at school. Uniforms would increase the safety of students and allow them to learn in the best environment possible. In 2013, in Virginia, classroom discipline improved with a high of 85 percent and the student’s safety 79
I, in fact think that school uniforms do not help make our schools a more secure place, I think that they do not revisit the center of attention to student's education - they just shifted where the attention was previous, and that they won’t help cut down on harassment or self- esteem issues in school. It has been disputed that school uniforms would encourage protection in our education community. After all, if every student is trying the same style, it would be easier to pick out who on the school property is not a student or staff member. It is also disputed that school uniforms dampen thefts among pupils, since the contest would no longer be there. With identical outfits, no one is slaughtered over a pair of designer shoes or a designer jacket.
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.
There is nothing worse than having to follow a dress code. Leaving high school was most exciting because it was the end of having to dress a certain way in order to attend school. The way people dress represents the inner character. Taking away the privileges does not allow a person to express their personality through appearance. Dress code policies were implemented by the U.S. Department of Education due to concerns of violence in schools, believing that it promotes school safety, improve discipline, and enhances the learning environment (Jane & Beth, 2006).
Reducing distractions stemmed from students clothing choices enables students to concentrate on what they are in school to do, which is learn. (“The Pros and cons of kids wearing uniforms in schools”, 2013). Giving our lesser advantaged students the opportunity to wear administrator mandated uniforms allows these children to feel more included and less segregated from those that are from a more advantageous background. Allowing these students to get to know each other based on actions rather than background and status could result in friendships that are more diverse and sophisticated. This could promote more tolerance in our society resulting in more a peaceful
Because if students were outfitted in mandatory school uniforms, they could be easily recognized outside the school grounds during the normal school day. Thereby elimin... ... middle of paper ... ...chool uniforms and weigh the good they can do so that we can make the choice that will most benefit our students and teachers. We have now been better informed about some of the good points and concerns on the issue of school uniforms. The information has been presented on how school uniforms can help restore the discipline, safety and security that's lacking today in our public schools. The information given has informed you as to how the implementation of school uniforms would help turn our schools back into the places where students go an learn in a safe and secure environment.
Depending on the issue from each school, uniforms could either benefit the school immensely or do nothing to help the school with its problems. To have uniforms mandatory in public schools would have many reasons why it would be beneficial to not only students, but also parents and teachers. A benefit of having school uniforms would be that uniforms would reduce clothing costs and stress for parents by not having to spends hundreds of dollars each year on their children so that they can keep up with the latest fashions and trends. Another perk would be that most of the time uniforms reduce bullying among students by eliminating the bullying surrounding students preferred clothing choices. They could also be less distracted in school from looking at their peers’ clothes.
Because even the bully wears it too!”. To oppose this statement, I think in my opinion, there is a greater chance that uniforms prevent bullying because it helps the students to be more disciplined and students can ensure that they will come to school properly dressed. Students can express their individuality at home or chillin’ out with friends. School is not a place for fashion, it is a place for learning and studying and not minding others what you wear because students can think they might get bullied. However, as Farzana Hassan stated, “bullying involves much more than dress”.