The Benefits Of School Uniforms

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In the past, people debated about school uniforms whether uniforms should be required for student to wear or not? Uniforms are basically an outfit that student wear. School uniforms may sound outdated, but will help children in the long run. According to New York Times, former President Bill Clinton’s 1996 state of Union address called for all 16,000 school districts to adopt a uniform policy” (Kershaw). The public school district in Long Beach, California was the first to adopt the uniform policy. Many teens across the country have mixed feelings about school uniforms. Some say uniforms violates the first amendment and others don’t mind at all. Wearing school uniforms should be a policy that every school should have, because it will decrease the violence and…show more content…
Every year around a specific time of the year, spring or summer parents shop with their children. This takes a lot of money from the parents to make their children look good for the upcoming year. Parent will benefit from not have to buy expensive clothes for every school year. “A national 2013 survey of 517 US school leaders found that 94% of those surveyed believe "one of the main benefits to parents is that school uniforms are more cost-effective than regular apparel," and 77% estimated the average annual cost of school uniforms per child to be $150 or less” (“School Uniforms”). In my opinion, every parent will feel pressured to compete with families by purchasing fashionable clothes for their children, so uniform is the best. However, there was another study taken about school uniforms, that the push for school uniforms is intrigues instead of educational ones. “In Aug. 2013, Reuters reported that retailers were "sensing their opportunity... stepping up competition in the uniform aisles and online. Walmart has set up 'uniform shops ' or temporary boutiques within some stores” according to David L. Brunsma,
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