The School Uniform Debate

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One of the ongoing debates throughout schools all around the United States is the controversy over school uniforms. There are many positive and negative opinions and facts that regard this argument. The debate over school uniforms mainly involves and affects students, parents, and school faculty/teachers. All across the US, private and public school enforce different rules and guidelines concerning a dress code/uniforms. The reason this topic can be considered so drastically important in today's society is due to the growth and individualism of the student in our school systems. I believe that school uniforms make all students' appearances identical, therefore hindering self expression and personal style. Lebanon Catholic, a private school that I attend, does require uniforms for grades pre-k through twelfth. From personal perceptive speaking for myself, public schools are beginning to become stricter; some schools are beginning to enforce dress codes, while others give their students the freedom to wear what they want. Most people believe that clothes serve as a status symbol that can often be distracting, but also can hinders students' creative personalities. The first ten amendments of the Constitution of the United States of American are called the “Bill of Rights” officially passed and put into effect in 1791. The Bill of Rights influences and guides modern society in our country. The first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances (Madison).” If you ask me all of the amendments... ... middle of paper ... ...chool uniforms make all students the same, because of this students cannot express their own style and personality. Works Cited 1.) "Pros and Cons of School Uniforms Statistics." OccupyTheory Pros and Cons of School Uniforms Statistics Comments. Occupy Theory, 1 Jan. 2013. Web. 4 May 2014. . 2.) Madison, James. “U.S. Constitution: Bill of Rights.” 15 December 1791 3.) Wilde, Mariah. "Do uniforms make schools better?." GreatSchools. Great Schools, n.d. Web. 2 May 2014. . 4.) The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade, David Brunsma. Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004. 5.) School Dress Codes:A Pro/Con Issue, Barbara C. Cruz. Enslow publishers, 2001.

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