Persuasive Against School Uniforms

739 WordsJul 24, 20173 Pages
Today’s school uniforms appear more a punitive measure intended to deny students their right to freedom of expression. We live in a self-motivated society, full of unique characters that make our world a spontaneous one. We want to cheer our children to be expressive and to think outside the box. According to Rob O'Donnell, “It’s even more of concern in mixed schools where, every day, girls see their male classmates come to school in trousers… Some girls really, really hate- absolutely hate- to wear skirts.” (O’Donnell 2016). Opposing to current belief, uniforms do not stop students from being themselves. Uniforms do not silence power of speech. Uniforms are worn for direct identification and to motivate a feeling of oneness. A school uniform teaches students to wear smartly and take pride in their appearance. Wearing a uniform at school may not be a perfect choice, but is a better alternative than wearing regular clothing. Wearing uniform helps the student to focus on their academics. Through uniforms, everybody is more focused on schoolwork instead of their outfits. Also, it makes students less worried so they can focus on their academics because they would not be worrying about what they are dressing. Student attention in the classroom needs to come back to learning along with a formal appearance. French reports, “mandate uniforms can serve to shift the emphasis from competition back to academic performance and personal achievement”. Uniforms encourage students to pay more attention to schoolwork and serve more time that students spend on picking out their clothes. It is true that students who wear uniforms get smarter than those without uniform. Examples are seen in private schools or public schools who wear a uniform. They performed better on their academic and smarter than non-uniform school. Wearing uniform at school can stop bullying and avoid discrimination. If students wear a uniform they cannot become bullied for what they dress because everybody is dressing the same thing. People become bullied for dressing same clothes that are unlike from one another. Through uniforms, there would be less bullying or discrimination against students. People would make less fun of each other and
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