This will let parents spend less money on expensive cloth that students are not even going to take care of them. They dress just to feel richer than other students, but in reality they try present themselves as if they had a lot of money. Uniforms will be the same shirt, color and same tie if their permitted by the school. It will also help them if they are going to buy the same shoes for all the kid because they might find them on clearance or on half price. School clothing can be purchased even in the same... ... middle of paper ... ...understand their parents when it comes to spending money to buy their own cloth.
As stated in the Morning Call on January 11, 2013, “Uniforms will reduce bullying, teasing and disruption while also being a cheaper alternative for poor parents who struggle every year to afford new school clothes for their children”(Esack). Much like the Allentown Area School District, incorporating uniforms needs to be a priority for Pen Argyl High School. Not only will students have better attendance once uniforms are required, but one can also expect school achievement to increase. The enacting of a uniform rule by the Pen Argyl School District geared towards the high school would halt bullying in our school, eliminate questionable dress code violations, and make all students and personnel easily identifiable when present in the high school building. It cannot be denied that bullying is a significant issue for the adolescent population.
Therefore, I believe every school should use uniforms. Though school uniforms may take away from an individual’s creativity when dressing themselves, they will help rule out bullying because of one’s clothing style. School uniforms are cheaper and they can provide unity among school children as well as teachers. School uniforms can stop the battle of what to wear in the morning which will also get children to school on time. School uniforms can help identify visitors or intruders quickly when they enter the school.
Depending on the issue from each school, uniforms could either benefit the school immensely or do nothing to help the school with its problems. To have uniforms mandatory in public schools would have many reasons why it would be beneficial to not only students, but also parents and teachers. A benefit of having school uniforms would be that uniforms would reduce clothing costs and stress for parents by not having to spends hundreds of dollars each year on their children so that they can keep up with the latest fashions and trends. Another perk would be that most of the time uniforms reduce bullying among students by eliminating the bullying surrounding students preferred clothing choices. They could also be less distracted in school from looking at their peers’ clothes.
School uniforms improve school academics, prevent gang violence, and assist families, who can not afford expensive clothing. Worrying more about others, rather than themselves, students pay more attention to the appearance of their peers instead of their academics. To begin, if school uniforms became apart of the school policy, students’ academics would improve phenomenally. Hanley noted that “The reason for the policy [was] to further improve ascending test scores and provide a safe, comfortable learning environment” (A1+). Clearly, school administrators wanted to improve test scores, and they figured if students dressed the same, then they would have no other choice but to focus on their school work.
Another main reason why students in public schools should wear uniforms is because they make schoolssafer. Every s... ... middle of paper ... ...about buying my younger sister school uniforms at the beginning of each school year because is cheaper than before. Therefore, my mother said thatthe academic budget has significantly dropped down since my sister’s school started wearing uniforms. And today, it is possible for her to save some money since she is buying fewer clothes. Many people say wearing uniforms will infringe student’s freedoms, or rights.
The reason why parents give into buying their children the trendiest clothes or shoes is because they do not want to see them get bullied at school and see it lead to more severe situations. They rather work harder to help bring the extra money to buy their kids clothes, regardless of whether working the extra hours and sleeping less is good for their health. Just like students feel pressured to try and fit in with their classmates, parents also feel pressured to continuously buy more clothes for their children. Nevertheless, the alternative of turning to school uniforms would be much cheaper for the parents, as it is explained in the periodical “What The United Kingdom Can Teach The United States About School Uniforms,” Walmsley says “[People spend] less money and need far fewer items of clothing for [their] children when they [wear] school uniforms” (66). Indeed, if schools enforce stricter rules for the use of uniforms in their schools there would be no need for students to wear such things as watches, jewelry, or any other accessories that might cost the child’s parents more money.
Students that are less worried about their fashion will tend to be more focused on their school work as Helen Woods states, “Research studies included in this research shows that parents have opinions favoring a uniform dress code with the two foremost reasons being competitiveness among the children and their peers to wear the latest designer fashions…” (Woods 1992). School uniforms would remove the friction between students that do not wear the style clothes that fit in with their peers. Students that cannot wear competitive designer clothing will, in the name of competition, be considered a loser and no student wants to be considered a loser just because they cannot afford expensive designer clothing. The cost of the uniform depends upon what type of uniform is required.
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
Uniforms do bring an extra cost to the parents but eliminates the extra shopping trips before school starts. Parents spend less money on clothing and eliminate the need for new clothing each year. School officials say that school uniforms... ... middle of paper ... ...in productivity. As President Clinton said, "If it means that the school rooms will be more orderly and more disciplined, and that our young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside, instead of what they're wearing on the outside, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear uniforms." When it comes down to it there seems to have been more positive outcomes of uniforms then negative.