Are School Uniforms Beneficial Or Not?

1098 Words May 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Are School Uniforms Beneficial or Not?
How does dressing and feeling the same as everybody else sound? Would it be enjoyable, or would it be no fun? According to Procon.org, the first recorded use of school uniforms in the United States was in 1994. In Europe around the early sixteenth century, school uniforms were made to tell the difference between poor students to the charity schools as opposed to other children. In London people thought that schools without uniforms were to be looked at as lower class, and a lower education. Today some schools have them. Kids in schools that enforce uniforms do not get the right to express themselves, it can become costly to the family, and most kids do not like them, this is why school uniforms are not beneficial.
Having a kid express themselves makes them feel great, but when they have to stop doing that, they look and feel the same as everybody else, they lower their self esteem. “Instead of lifting their self esteem school uniforms can make students self-conscious and unhappy every time they put on what they have to wear to school.’’ (Anderson). Uniforms can make the student feel self conscious if they do not like the uniform, they will be thinking all about it from the moment they put it on. Wondering and asking themselves if their shirt makes their stomach wider than what it is, if their pants are too long or too short, and if the uniforms are not flattering to the students body, they will be focusing on how they look when school…
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