Pros And Cons Of School Uniforms Infringe On Freedom Of Speech

707 WordsNov 16, 20173 Pages
Does schools uniforms infringe on students’ freedom of speech? Parents and teachers, both argued about the idea of school uniforms. Some pros and cons show that school uniforms do infringe on students’ freedom of speech. School Uniforms restricts the student’s freedom to express themselves by not letting them. However it doesn’t stop bullying and it may even increase it, also promotes conformity over individuality. Though the students and teachers can be identified quite easily, prevents any display of gang colors and insignias, can even save money, but student attendance, exam results, or the academic preparedness won’t have any effect on the school can possibly affect the student’s self-image. Individual Rights of the students would be controlled by the school and the students lose interest in academics, the results from the students won’t change giving the school no reason even to change their policy on dress code. Dilemmas like these are just many pros and cons that uniforms shouldn’t be prioritized. The First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Freedom of Speech would be one of the rights that is being violated, the first amendment speaks that it prohibits the free to exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech and no law respecting an establishment of religion. Fourteenth Amendment causes parents rights for their child. It tells us that no state shall make or enforce any law which abridges the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States and not deny to any person within its jurisdiction of the equal protection of the laws. The parents should have the right to let their child what they want to wear. Case of Frudden V. Pilling involved students are unable to alter their uniforms otherwise the students would be sent to detention, for multiple offense would be suspension or expulsion. The principal Pilling used his authority to get Fruddens’ children in trouble by telling the children to change clothes and walk down the halls in order
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