Vote for School Uniform: Vote for a Bright Future

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Results from the “Stress in America” survey indicates, "'Many American teens report experiencing stress at unhealthy levels... teens report that stress is having an impact on their performance at home, work and school... stress levels were higher than that reported by adults"(Shapiro). While advancement in technology has enabled humans to live a safer and more comfortable lifestyle, the negative side effect of technology causes teens to feel a vast amount of stress. Due to the rapid advancement in education along with adolescence worries, teens constantly feel pressure whether it is personal or academic. However, due to the ever changing fashion trends, teens are using clothes as a way to make themselves feel superior. In today's busy and demanding society, the importance of a person's outer appearance has begun to overshadow an individual's interior and hidden characteristics. Mandatory school uniforms enable students and teachers to be in a healthy learning environment as it diminishes social pressure, improves school unity, and emphasizes education. School uniforms are an ideal solution to the rapidly increasing pressure students must face as they try to balance and manage their taxing lifestyle. According to Ainsley Hartman, “As kids mature and begin to form self-identities, designer status symbols become more and more important as they try to fit in with their peers. All too often, children are bullied if they can’t afford the new designer jeans or the latest name brand shoes.” Students today are wearing different kinds of designs and styles, causing students to judge one another based on the clothes that they wear. Students are facing peer and social pressures, which include the fears of being a victim of bullying, due to ... ... middle of paper ... ...(IFT). "Skipping Breakfast Can Lead to Unhealthy Habits All Day Long." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 June 2012. Web. 23 May 2014. OCCUPYTHEORY. "Pros and Cons of School Uniforms Statistics." OccupyTheory Pros and Cons of School Uniforms Statistics. OccupyTheory.org, 4 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 May 2014. "Quotes about Uniform Policy." Long Beach Schools. Long Beach Unified School District, 2014. Web. 21 May 2014. Runge, Lisa. "School Uniforms Don't Have to Cost so Much." - Greater Greater Education. Greater Greater Education, 25 Sept. 2013. Web. 20 May 2014. "School Uniform Statistics." Statistic Brain RSS. Statistic Brain Research Institute, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 May 2014. "School Uniforms." PBS. PBS, 12 Oct. 1999. Web. 23 May 2014. Shapiro, Margaret. "Stressed out Teens, with School a Main Cause." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2014. Web. 23 May 2014.

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