The Importance Of School Uniforms In Schools

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Uniforms should not be requirement for school School uniforms are detrimental to the student’s self-confidence and self-esteem, school uniforms can be a financial hardship on low-income families, targets the students for bullying, infringes on a students’ freedom of expression rights and they teach students a negative lesson about conformity. This paper will show the argument of why schools should not require students to wear uniforms. By expressing themselves with what they wear, it often gives a clue to how the student is feeling and shows what may be going on in his/her personal life. Showing the opposing side of mandatory school uniforms will be how the uniform cost is a financial hardship on low-income families. In the article, “Should school uniforms be mandated in elementary schools?”, “Low-Income families have to decide whether or not to pay their utilities, rent, or other necessities to ensure that their child has the uniform(s) that he/she needed.” (King, 1998) Low-income…show more content…
When students are walking to class or home other students, which come from schools where uniforms are required, they make fun of their uniforms. Mr. Kokmuller expresses in his article, “Arguments against School Uniforms”, “Students at a school with uniforms may feel sensitive to jabs and criticism from students at schools where uniform policies don 't exist. Additionally, students at schools may look to their particular uniforms as a source of school pride, which may serve as a catalyst for inter-school conflicts if taken to the extreme.” (Kokemuller, 2016) Bullying will never stop; there will always be that one person who thinks they are better than someone else. Some ways that low-income students are bullied are by how we perceive them when they do not wear the school uniform, bullying can also be seen as mental along with being on the physical level. Bullying a student for not wearing uniforms is cruel and

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