They could also be less distracted in school from looking at their peers’ clothes. Students who come from poorer families would not stand out or be judged by the students who are more fortunate. With uniforms, teachers would not have to make the tough decisions of what clothing is appropriate for students to wear. School uniforms also reduces fighting and theft in schools where gangs and poverty is common. Even though there are many ways uniforms wo... ... middle of paper ... ...financial burden for parents, they would not have to worry about getting their kids the just as expensive name brand clothes which most teenage students would want.
School uniforms keep kids focused on what the teacher is saying or, more importantly, what the have to do to graduate rather than what cute shirt Susie has on today. Although uniforms reduce crime and bullying in school it does not eliminate it all together. An opponent of the Philadelphia Plan said, “The social and economic factors that contribute to gang activity need to be addressed directly, and that failing students need extra tutoring--not a change of clothes” (Kizis 2). Changing a student’s appearance is not going to change their habits. Bullying, crime, and failure rates may go down, but they are not going to go away just
It cannot be denied that bullying is a significant issue for the adolescent population. Enacting a uniform policy will help to decrease this common issue that many teens are plagued with. For example, uniforms would eliminate teenagers mocking one another based on their style of clothing. Social evaluation is based on physical appearance. With uniforms, there is entirely no controversy over who has the newest, coolest clothes in school; style is eliminated from the academic equation which would lead to less bullying occurring throughout the typical school day.
Also with uniforms students won’t compare themselves with each other. Moreover uniforms can help students save time. Additionally parents won’t have to waste so much money on clothes hence will have a better budget. A major reason that schools should have uniforms is because students will get along better. They wouldn’t compare each other based on whose wearing what.
School uniforms are a topic that comes up quite often in the Henderson County School District. The benefits of school uniforms that I find to be the most important are that it will decrease the crime rate and bad behavior, improve attendance, and increase school pride and unity within the school. Uniforms are a great way to change how our students learn and put them in the best atmosphere possible to improve their chances of success through education. Enforcing school uniforms can seem to be an expense problem and a way that the students can’t express their self-expression, but do uniforms actually take the place of that? Education is important and students should be taught in the best way possible to succeed in their future, uniforms will bring out their individuality through other aspects.
“Spending time and effort implementing uniform policies may detract from more effective efforts to reduce crime in schools and boost student performance¨ (procon). This means that they should not be worrying about uniforms, but the more important issues. . “There is evidence that school uniforms increase violent attacks and lower academic achievement, while there is little evidence that uniforms provide any benefits at all.” (procon) This is saying that uniforms make school not as safe when there is uniforms because there is more violent attacks. “More substantive improvements to public education could be achieved with smaller class sizes, tightened security, increased parental involvement, improved facilities, and other measures.
If students become apathetic about attending school, they will reap the consequences of a poor education and, in turn, will not attain a degree. The question, though, is not so much as how do we make them [students] go to school, but why are they not attending school? Many would answer that these particular students are delinquents or the stereotype that children and teens despise school, but, the issue may be more complex that that. Bullying and clothing choices may or may not have something to do with lack of attendance. In this case, uniforms could greatly improve attendance records due to the roadblock uniforms put in place between issues at school and lack of attendance.
By imposing dress codes or uniforms for students, it would eliminate opportunities for the ridicule of less popular or less fortunate students based on their attire, help prevent gang violence and gang members from wearing gang colors and insignia in schools, and generate an overall better academic concentration and discipline in the educational community. In society today, the clothing that someone wears is basically a billboard for his or her personal, or family's financial situation. For children in public schools, fitting in with the popular, or most fashionable people is probably the most important thing to them. When children are preoccupied wi... ... middle of paper ... ...h in turn, gave students an opportunity to have greater focus on their education. It is extremely apparent to me, and should be apparent to others, on how much of a significant difference there is in the academic environment when dress codes and uniforms are enforced in public schools.
This school system feels that dressing students the same would eliminate the pressure of fitting in, build up students self-esteem, and augment student moral. Parents, teachers, and students agree that wearing uniforms would decrease arguments that begin over expensive clothing and sneakers. School systems hope uniforms will help to eliminate gang violence caused by students wearing rival gang colors. Uniforms would also prevent the wealthier students from picking on their less fortunate classmates because they can not afford to dress the same. Although no evidence confirms that the uniform policy will improve academic achievement, the Long Beach Unified School District reported a 50% decline in the number of disturbances at school and bus stops in their district.
Children from lower economic brackets may no longer feel inferior and may be more eager to attend school when they feel more equal to everyone else. Uniforms aid in giving self-esteem by eliminating the external differences that may once have led to students being teased and made fun of just for their clothes. It is important to make sure that everyone at school feels like they belong and safe at schools so when they stop showing up to school it makes a big impact on their education. I think that school uniforms will help people go to school more because they won’t feel like they must stay home because people will make fun of their clothes because everyone will be