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School Uniforms Introducing school uniforms to the school districts of America has been an ongoing heated debate topic for years. Uniforms contain violence and fights, but they also take away the students’ individuality. Kids have been killed over what they are wearing, but you will still be taking away their right to choose what they want to wear. Both sides have equally balanced points. 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.
Many opposing views feel that uniforms are a “Band-Aid Approach” to more serious problems throughout the school community says Bárbara C. Cruz. (43) These are problems like violence, bullying and poor academic behavior. Said by a high school junior “Uniforms would not transform anyone into a good student, just dress up a bad one”. (Cruz 44) It is true that uniforms are not the solution to all educational problems, but they are a good place to start. Although, when schools begin to enforce a uniform policy it shows that the community is acknowledging there are problems to be solved and working together to try something new.
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