Pros And Cons Of School Uniform Essay

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 a category when judging others. Thus, students should be required to wear school uniforms. Students nowadays are more worried about what the person next to them is wearing then what the teacher is saying. The first source I read was Jack Murtha’s. "Debate Over School Uniforms Rages On." The Record. This article discusses the history of school uniforms. The author provided information on…show more content…
"School Uniform Policies Promote Acceptance, Inclusion for Students..." University Wire. The author paid more attention to what the students opinion on school uniforms. Chloe Spencer, a high school student at Neale-Wade Academy in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, stated, "Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a school student... A school uniform teaches students to dress smartly and take pride in their appearance. Perhaps most importantly, a uniform means students don 't have to worry about peer pressure when it comes to their clothes.” (Stocki). Chloe expressed what many of the experts points of advantage were towards school uniforms. Another student at Hersey High School, Amelia Jimenez claims that uniforms do not stop students from being themselves. Uniforms do not silence voices. Students can wear a variety of expressive items, such as buttons or jewelry (Stocki). Belinda Luscombe, Editor-at-Large at TIME magazine, stated, "School Uniforms are great levelers. With a strategically chosen uniform, body type disappears. And it’s hard to distinguish who is cool and who is not. It’s harder to discern the differences in socio-economic background (Stocki). According to these students school uniforms have changed their school in a positive
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