Why Should School Uniforms Be Mandatory In Schools

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School Uniforms Should Be Mandatory in Schools
For many decades school systems have wondered about school uniforms and whether they are beneficial to the students or not. The typical school uniform is seen, most commonly, in private schools; however, some public school systems have switched to school uniforms. Why should all schools, public and private, switch to a uniform? School uniforms are beneficial to the student because they limit clothing distractions, promote an organized structure, decrease the necessity to buy excessive amounts of street clothes, and will eliminate the controversy of having a school dress code.
The first school uniforms were actually used in 16th Century England in the charity schools for poverty stricken children.
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Schools that do not have a uniform, more often than not, have a set school dress code. The tricky thing with having school dress codes is that there is a large controversy over the interpretation of the dress code. Everyone tends to interpret the regulations of a dress code differently, making it quite hard to enforce the policy evenly amongst the students. The most difficult part of the school dress code is that, in most cases, the policy is not applied consistently and changes depending on who the person is, what the persons’ body type is, and how attractive the person may or may not be. A school uniform enforces the conformity, of each student, so that no one stands out against the rest. The school uniform makes it so that everyone must be following the policy and that there is no “body shaming” for students that may not be as popular, fit, or attractive as…show more content…
People opposed to the uniform often think that there is only one place and one way to purchase the specific school uniforms for their children, leading them to believe that the school uniform is quite pricey and difficult to convert to. There are critics that only think of a school uniform being skirts and looking utterly fancy with trousers and a blazer. From a students’ standpoint, they may see the uniform as a boring and unlikable set of clothes that they are forced to wear to school every single day, without question, throughout all of their school years. Some people that oppose the transition into the school uniform do not want to be reusing clothes constantly and want a full closet, but who needs a full
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