Public schools graduation rate is on the rise but no where near the graduation rate for private schools. Public schools graduation rate is about 80% and private schools graduation rate is about 95%. Private schools graduation rate is show high because they are able to select the students who they know will do good in school and graduate. Both private and public school parents have an overall satisfaction for the school because it is a place where their child can learn and build friendships. They know they can trust the schools to take care of the child when they are not
"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.
When a child knows what is expected of them, as far as dress goes, it helps with distractions in the classroom. Uniforms ecourage modesty and also reduces the need for discipline from teachers because a student is not following dress code. When uniforms are in place, children come to class looking professional which can promote a better learning environment. The last and possibly the most important reason why I believe school uniforms are necessary is for social equality. School uniforms reduce the stress children feel when trying to fit in with their peers.
Other statements of educational purpose have also been widely accepted: to develop the intellect, to serve social needs, to contribute to the economy, to create an effective work force, to prepare students for a job or career, to promote a particular social or political system” (“What Is the Purpose of Education”). Indeed, the goal of school is to improve the educational system so that student success is maximized through the effectiveness of its teachers and administrators. To this end, school reform ranges from grassroots efforts at the community level, to national, government-run reform such as the current Race to the Top policy whereby schools, districts and states are held accountable for student performance and educational efficiency ("Race to the Top Assessment Program"). Race to the Top is a nationwide educational reform movement with a focus on raising standards that challenge students to be better prepared for college and the workplace. Furthermore, Race to the Top aims to improve data-driven curriculum and to provide new strategies to help struggling schools.
Uniforms would also lead to a drop in theft of valuable clothing items because students would have fewer opportunities to steal things such as designer clothing or expensive shoes and accessories. Both a reduction in gang violence and theft will help minimize disciplinary actions that teachers have to take and it would also help the students improve their behavior in school. Peer pressure and bullying would decline as well. Bullies would be less likely to pick on other kids because of the clothes they wear or the way they dress. Also, students wouldn’t have to worry about peer pressure to wear clothes that are considered “in” or to have a different outfit every day.
Requiring students to wear uniforms causes a bully-free atmosphere for students. However, when students are given a dress code, teachers tend to sees less of the bullying and violence, but more of the students not following the dress code. In an article I found, “The idea that kids in uniforms would be more teachable, more disciplined and less violent fades” (McCarthy). Students should know the rules of wearing a uniform and that the rules should not be broken. Teachers find more of an issue with the uniform discipline because their students are in the principles
They choose to adopt uniforms because it lowers bullying and increases safety for the students and staff (School Uniforms). When uniforms are adopted they apply more rules and control over children, which is a good thing because if students have freedom to do whatever whenever, it leads to bullying and fights. According to surveys done by National Association of Elementary School Principals there has been a 64 percent decrease of bullying in schools with uniforms implemented (National Association of Elementary). 64 percent decrease is a dramatic drop in bullying, which is a great thing because bullying decreases the safety of the other students and
They could also be less distracted in school from looking at their peers’ clothes. Students who come from poorer families would not stand out or be judged by the students who are more fortunate. With uniforms, teachers would not have to make the tough decisions of what clothing is appropriate for students to wear. School uniforms also reduces fighting and theft in schools where gangs and poverty is common. Even though there are many ways uniforms wo... ... middle of paper ... ...financial burden for parents, they would not have to worry about getting their kids the just as expensive name brand clothes which most teenage students would want.
Creating a culture of wearing school logos is a much healthier way to combat the fear of being categorized as low-income, especially since there would be several iterations of school apparel. Moreover, students that struggle financially can still wear clothing that is uniform without being penalized for the way in which it is worn or being judged for wearing it at all. If there are multiple ways to show school pride via your clothing it is significantly more difficult to pinpoint differences among socioeconomic