School Uniforms are being pushed more and more in schools, but what is commonly thought of when the words “school uniform” is said? For most people the picture of children in the same colored uniforms gathered in front of a Catholic Church or a private school is displayed in their mind. This picture is one of the many problems with school uniforms. Instead of being seen as an individual, students are seen as just another kid in a uniform attending a fancy private school. The students cannot develop the self-expression that is crucial to their development at this age. Uniforms are thought to create a more protected campus and learning environment, however, if someone wants to bully someone else, clothes are not going to stop them. The cost, which is usually seen as a pro, can actually be more than people anticipate. As one can see, in the best interest of any student, school uniforms should not be made part of the dress code.
The prominent reason behind the various overdone school rules regarding dress is the loose power that administrators have been given. They have been “reserve[d] the right to determine if a clothing item or accessory is appropriate for school” (Carroll High School Student Handbook 2010-2011 18). The officials at school are using their own personal opinions to judge the students’ dress. Since styles change as time goes on, the generation in control and the
The point of schools is to teach children and teenagers how to ‘strive to be the best they can be’ but tell me this how can they be the best when they can’t even be themselves? Children are told every single week day to completely ignore who they are and to blend in with everyone else, it’s appalling. School uniforms are not good for pupil learning as it discourages them to have their own personality and style. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada ‘ allowing students to choose their own clothing is an empowering message from the schools that a student is a maturing person who is entitled to the basic self-determination.’ This point was argued in a court case when a boy refused to cut his hair shorter, to what extent are schools willing to go with school uniforms and regulations? To a point where long hair is not allowed? Or to a point where self expression is forbidden all together?
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School uniforms and dress codes are becoming a popular trend among schools. Most Students and some parents don’t agree with the enforcement with school uniforms, saying that uniforms are taking away self-expression in schools. But, school uniforms are not a negative thing to have. Yes, uniforms and some very strict dress codes limit what the students have to choose to wear to school every day, but it doesn’t limit them from learning which is the main reason they are in school. Some students treat school as a fashion show, so eliminating the size of wardrobe shifts the attention toward their school work. Although requiring students to wear school uniforms may violate their self-expression in some ways, a uniform is supposed to be looked
It is a belief that school uniforms teach students to respect their learning environment and behave themselves, and, therefore improving discipline. However, that assumption isn’t entirely correct. Researchers have actually found that school uniforms don’t make students better behaved. According to a study of more than 4,500 students, those who wore a school uniform did not have fewer behavior problems or better attendance. Forcing students to wear uniforms lead to more problems and misbehavior instead of encouraging discipline. Students could get into trouble if they did not wear their uniforms correctly. Many kids in today’s society cannot stand the thought of someone telling them what to do, especially what to wear. Instead of encouraging respect, uniforms may cause rebellions. For example, in 2009, a group of students at John A. Ferguson Senior High School rebelled against their school uniforms. Instead of following their school uniform requirements, the students wore what they thought would be a better school uniform to school. Not only uniforms don’t earn schools the respect from its students, but it may also lead to more problems.
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There is no doubt that the clothes we wear influence the way other people perceive us. That is why there has always been a considerable discussion whether there should be a dress code in schools or not. Some people do not see anything wrong in it, but there are also people who think differently. Both sides have enough good reasons to believe that they are right. However, the truth is that putting restrictions on what children can wear to school has both, advantages and disadvantages.
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As I am reading the Countryside “Modified” Dress Code many things are crossing my mind. One of the many is the slow deterioration of youth expression. We go to school to learn, not to worry about what we can and can't wear. Little things like this take away from the minimal sleep many high schooler’s receive. Instead of using time and money towards the appearances, the school could give this attention to the other needs of the school such as the shortage of books in many classrooms. The school board is making irrational, and impulsive decisions while effecting the budget of parents.
Each school year a family has to go out and buy their child or children a certain top, bottom and pair of shoes in order to be considered dress code compliant, for many this is an inconvenience. The average household has at least two or more children to buy clothing for, which means not only are they obligated to provide a school uniform for each day of the week but also for the changing seasons, on top of buying regular clothes for their child to wear outside of school. This has not only affected our economy in a negative way, but also put restrictions on how our children are able to express themselves and or their unique personality, which many do by their choice of clothing. The requirement of uniforms also takes away from our children being comfortable with their choice clothing, the materials can be uncomfortable if you’re child is sensitive to the material, and many kids oppose the use of buttons, zippers and restrictive clothing especially if they suffer from a disability. I truly believe that each person should have the right to choose to wear what makes them feel comfortable and still be school appropriate in hopes to restore freedom of mind and expression, and then maybe our children can learn to think and feel on their own without fear of labels and restrictions based on their choice of clothing, yes I understand that many felt this was a way to guide our children, but it has only showed them to fear what others think of
As the society that we live in today grows and becomes more accepting of the different ways people act, groom, and dress, we look to expand the policies we have in place in our schools regarding the ways our students are allowed to present themselves in the classroom. Each different school has their own dress code that they expect their students to follow. Most private schools require that students wear a uniform to school they also have regulations on what type of clothes is acceptable attire to wear to school. In addition to clothes, schools also have rules on how students are allowed to wear their hair and makeup (PBS, 1999). In recent years there has been a growing argument about these dress codes and
Ivonne Serrano As a volunteer in a public middle school, it is not uncommon to hear complaints from parents and teachers about the way that some students dress. Precisely last week, a teacher was arguing with a parent about how “students think that dress code is a joke” because students are not obeying it. That comment made me realize that it is true, students do not respect the school dress policies any more, I have often seen many girls or boys wearing pajamas to school (not on pajama day) as if it was totally normal and young girls wearing clothes that only Instagram celebrities would wear for a photo shoot . But what can schools do about it? In my opinion, the fastest and simplest way to approach this issue is if all public schools, from kindergarten to high school, change the regulation of student’s attire and approved the use of uniforms. Two positive aspects of wearing school uniforms is that it will reduce the pressure induced by other kids opinions about their clothes and uniforms will also decrease the cost of clothing.
Unfortunately, public school has become less about education and more about being fashion forward. As a society, there is definitely a higher tendency for people to judge a person’s entire personality solely on what and how they are dressed. The desire to have the latest trending clothes is in far greater demand than to have the highest grades. As a result many issues such as vandalism, bullying, sexual harassment, and even death have emerged into the public school system. Large numbers of students meet fail to abide by the dress code requirements while others requirements blatantly ignore school dress code policy As a result of this, multiple issues such as vandalism, sexual harassment, gangs, and bullying have been engulfed in the public school system. For this reason, I think that all public school systems should mandate a uniform policy because it helps lesson violence, allow students to experience a healthier learning atmosphere, and meet school regulations.
In a democratic society, people are free to choose what sort of dress they want, but the way we dress ourselves greatly depends on what the situation we are in. For instance, we put on evening suits when we present ourselves at a party of celebrities; on the field, we put on sports wear. Therefore, in elementary and secondary school, I suggest students should put on school uniform to give a consciousness to students that people should wear proper clothes in certain place in order to respect others. As Gilchrish said, "clothing is a way to show others that you have respect and consideration for the situation" (20).