Persuasive Essay On School Uniforms

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Americans spend large amounts of money every year on clothes, when their children return to school. Students want name brand clothing that comes with a high price tag, and not all parents can afford these expensive brands; due to this, it leaves their children to be ridiculed by the students who parents can. The mocking from peers affects students emotionally. Another issue with students being able to decide for themselves what to wear is their choice to wear inappropriate attire. There is much controversy within schools when determining what clothing is considered appropriate or inappropriate. The argument has been made that by requiring students to wear uniforms it takes away their individuality. This encourages the students to focus on their outward appearance more than their inner characteristics. In the past attitudes toward school uniforms has been negative, but according to West, Tidwell, Bomba, and Elmore, “This practice is changing as more U.S. public school administrators have become interested in the use of school uniforms” (pg.92). Students should be required to wear uniforms to school because it reduces the cost of school clothes, makes everyone equal, and removes the issue of inappropriate attire. Every year parents spend large amounts of money on clothes for their children in preparation for the beginning of a new school year. This price increases with the desire to purchase expensive name brand clothes to fit in with other students. School uniforms can

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