Persuasive Essay On School Uniforms

723 WordsJun 6, 20173 Pages
Imagine a world where from the moment you are born, there is a role that you are forced to fit, a society where your freedom of choice, expression, and individuality are ripped from your grasp. Although some critics may argue that it should be mandatory for students to wear uniforms, they have evidently been misled. Uniforms kill individuality and creativity, are too expensive for some, and can lower both self-esteem and performance of students in school. Many critics are bringing to light the crisis of dropping individuality and creativity; we cannot afford let it plummet any further. School uniforms destroy diversity and kill courage, on top of preventing individual student expression. In addition, school uniforms provide an almost jail…show more content…
Having to pay for an expensive $600 school uniform would do nothing but hinder their education as well as their chances for a brighter future. According to expert statistics provided by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015, 14.5% of American families were living below the poverty line. That's over 45 million Americans that cannot spare money for school uniforms. Furthermore, these families might be ones who have recently immigrated to the United States looking for a new start or are struggling to support their loved ones. Trivial things such as school uniforms should not be the reason why students cannot attend school or are ostracised by their peers. Above all, uniforms can severely lower both self-esteem and performance in students. According to a study done by Karen Pine, a professor and researcher in psychology, “[When wearing heroic clothing] not only did it make [people] more confident, but it also made them actually think they were physically stronger... the students rated themselves as more likeable and superior to other students.” Essentially, Pine is attempting to convey that a person’s attire affects their confidence and how they perform. It is the mentality of the person that affects their overall performance during the day. School uniforms are proven to have lowered the confidence and overall achievement. Pine further goes on to state that “[when] women were ask to do a maths test in a swimsuit

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