In private schools it would be easier to enforce since there parents are paying extra for a better education. Public schools on the other hand would be a lot harder to enforce especially because some students don’t like school. Which if uniforms were enforced would make students hate school even more. “Wearing uniforms can also hurt one’s self image. Almost all uniforms aren’t made with all body types in mind, but they are chosen for all students to wear.Even though each student looks and is built different.”(Should kids).
However, school uniforms actually affect behaviors in students by helping avoid gang situations, relieve social stresses, and improve academic performances in general. Firstly, uniforms help eliminate the feeling of being singled out by other students, and creates less clique conformity, as everyone is wearing the same outfit. In most schools, students form cliques or gangs with one another based on either interests, appearance, or background (Spanner). Clothing for most kids is a way to express themselves, and can inadvertently tell others how much money their family makes based on the quality of their clothes (Charlonne). There are fewer worries about clothing and who friends are, and it gives students more time to focus on studies instead of outside problems.
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. A definite plus of having school uniforms in your school district is that they are less expensive than your normal clothing. As the mother of a 15 year old daughter, 52 year old Caryl Schweitzer says that uniforms may not be inexpensive, but they are worth the money spent on them as you only need to buy a few sets to last the whole year. For parents, a typical uniform is cheaper than the regular expensive, flashy clothing that their children coerce them into buying in order to impress their friends at school. Many schools also agree that school uniforms are better than designer clothing because they are made to be washed and worn over and over.
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. The adoption of school uniforms policies will reach what public schools across America are searching for. The potential benefits of school uniforms include decreasing violence and threat. Some instances involving designer clothing and expensive shoes have led to life-threating situations among students.
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