Pros And Cons Of School Uniforms In Public Schools

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Schools across the nation are now starting to require school uniforms as dress code. People might not be so shocked when they hear this, thinking that it is only private. But this is not the case; public schools are jumping on this bandwagon as well. There is a social significance of wearing a uniform to school; because it helps prevent violence and/or bullying, saves money for lower income families, and it will help with future careers. Bullying has become a major concern when it comes to the way people dress, what shoes they wear, etc. School uniforms level the playing field and brings everyone to the same platform when it comes to what everyone wears to school. This is a pro of wearing uniforms, because students won’t judge other students on their clothes or shoes, because they are wearing the exact same thing. If they judge other kids or students, then they are making fun or judging themselves as well, which is being a hypocrite. There are stories on the news about kids who have to be put into mental hospitals, or change schools, and more just because they are being bullied so bad based on what they wear. This being said, if there is no more bullying on what kids have to wear to school, then it lessens social conflicts within the entire school. This reduces student tendency to be violent, “Without school uniforms, students may form gangs and identify their group with same color clothes” (DeMitchell). With all of this being said, schools who have a policy for their
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