It is convenient because a child can just go to their closet and pick out a uniform and be ready for school. It is also very cost effective. Parents can outfit their children twice a year, warm and cold weather uniforms, rather than spending hundreds of dollars trying to keep up with expensive, name-brand clothing. In addition to being economically beneficial, school uniforms also help reduce distractions in the classroom. When a child knows what is expected of them, as far as dress goes, it helps with distractions in the classroom.
On this basis, why wouldn't they be used in a school setting? School uniforms prepares children for their futures. Parents and elders are filled with pride when they see the future generations in clothing that highlights their intelligence. Any issues with them, such as expense, expression, and their actual classroom effects, are easily solved. More schools should require uniforms.
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.
Some instances involving designer clothing and expensive shoes have led to life-threating situations among students. Hannah Boyd says, “Now that kids are getting mugged for their designer clothes and expensive sneakers, school uniforms seem a safer alternative to many.” "It's tragic when young people without a balanced upbringing, without grounded values, without a secure education, wind up believing that it's all right to kill somebody for a pair of sneakers or jewelry or a designer jacket," Mr. Clinton said, citing recent incidents of violence by teen-agers. With school uniforms students won’t be getting mugged for their designer clothes and expensive sneakers because everyone’s wearing the same thing and won’t get jealous of what others have. Uniforms help rid of the bullies that want to beat someone up because they dress a certain way or because they don’t have what other people have. With uniform policies kids can’t get beat up or made fun of because of what they wear and the uniforms help build that confidence that kids who get beat up lack.
There should be dress codes for public schools for three main reasons: it will make a better school, it will save families money, and teens will stop trying to impress their peers with what they wear and focus more on school because everyone will look similar. Saves Families Money Dress code saves families money and time. This is because students won’t be pressured to ask their parents for money or to buy the clothes (Dress Code). For instance if you wanted to buy your children new outfits every time they wanted them and they were also all name brand those outfits could come to be around 250 dollars for 2 shirts, two pair of pants , a sweater and a vest or something around that area. Yeah, they will last alot longer than 10 dollar shirts and 20 dollar pants but look at the money you save.
Her study concludes those schools with uniform policies improved in attendance, graduation, and suspension rates (Wilde). Along with all of the academic achievements school uniforms also help diminish school bullying. Bullying is ... ... middle of paper ... ...st solution. Schools want the best for their students, so why not give them the best, and administer school uniforms? Works Cited Kokemuller, Neil.