In President Clinton’s State of the Union Address, he told the nation, “If it means our teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, and then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms.” (Brunsma, Rockquemore). There are many people that support school uniforms, they say that uniforms give a child a sense of belonging, it can diminish economic and social barriers and it can make a child feel more respected. Many feel that uniforms prevent fads, fashion and gang problems, a lot of these can be very dangerous for our children. We have gangs that come into our schools and bring drugs, guns, and other weapons into our schools. One in three children has access to a gun every day.
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.
Censorship in American High Schools Book banning has a long history and has made both positive and negative impact on readers. People have been trying to stop books from being banned, but there are also people that are trying to ban books to protect their children. Many books have been challenged and even banned because of the “inappropriate” content the books contain such as profanity. Books have started to get censored since the 1500’s and has threatened many cultures. The people who ban and censor books think that they are protecting the readers from the information, but it is secluding the readers from getting more ideas.
This is also true in school. Some schools make students wear uniforms. Although some people may say that school uniforms help prevent kids from spending time picking out their clothes in the morning, they are wrong because kids will just have fits and not want to put on their uniform because it is not comfortable. There should not be school uniforms because there is evidence that it lowers academic scores, restricts students ' freedom of expression, causes a higher percent of violence at school, and promotes conformity over individuality. According to the text in 1994 the first school uniforms
Whether it is gang activity, bus accidents or unsuitable learning environments schools and parents need to have strong communication to have a strong relationship and make the most for the kids to have a safe place to stride. In the big school areas the schools have gang members for students which makes the gang activity go up. Schools try to stop the activity but most of the time they just turn the other cheek about it. When the schools do that it is less effective and it is not solving the problem. The kids will come to school and do illegal things there because they think they will just get a detention or a trip to the office and back to class they go, but that’s wrong the school grounds are not a place for kids to come and become above the law.
This started a seemingly endless debate over school uniforms in public schools. In order to be legal, every uniform policy has to have an option to not participate. Students that “opt-out” attend other schools that do not have uniform policies. Most Republicans and the more moderate Democrats are in favor of uniforms while the more liberal Democrats oppose them. People in favor of uniforms support them for several reasons cited in a US Government manual on school uniforms: • decrease in violence and theft—even life threatening situations—among students over designer clothing or expensive sneakers, • prevention of gang members wearing gang colors and insignias at school, • instilling students with discipline, • helping parents and students resist peer pressure to buy expensive clothing, • helping students concentrate on their school work, and helping school officials to recognize intruders who come to the school.
There are many factors for the occurrence of school violence. The two most common factors are substance abuse, association with gangs, and guns. School laws try to prevent these factors from endangering the youths in the schools. Many school officials and citizens are convinced that the growing problems of student disruption and general lack of respect for authorities are attributable directly to an over emphasis on students’ rights. The increase in violence, drugs, and weapons in schools has directed our attention to the need to talk all reasonable steps to ensure a safe learning environment for students and teachers.
The reasons are it has excessive violence, causes nightmares in children, and some believe is anti-ethnic. I think Catching fire shouldn’t be banned because the book teaches a lesson to never give up. But high school students should be able to read the book because it’s very influential on young readers and gives readers that feeling that giving up is not an option and to keep pushing on. There are many reasons that violence is one of the reasons that the book has been banned. “He determined to strand me outside district 12 until he can apprehend to arrest me?
Once considered a part of growing up, bullying is just recently being seen as a serious problem that effects many people. The effects on the mind can be extremely damaging and sometimes unreversible. Most of the time adults are seen as safe havens for victims but adults often help facilitate bully behavior. If schools wish to curve these unacceptablel behaviors, they need to find a anti-bullying program that will effectivly work with their school environment. Overall, when adults and other students do nothing about the situation at hand they are actually encouraging bully behavior.
Uniforms in Public Schools Many students prefer not to wear school uniforms because they believe it takes away from their individuality. Uniforms are thought to lower a students creativity and self-esteem. While these thoughts are in good consideration, if students were to wear uniforms in all public schools it would help significantly in reducing violence in public schools. Uniforms would help by ruling out bullying because of one's clothing style. Most of the violence in schools are due to an angry student who feels out of place because of other students criticism.