Pros And Cons Of School Uniforms

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I am writing an essay about school uniforms. There is a lot of pros and cons to this argument. So I am going to start of with some pros as cons . Some pros are, school uniforms may deter crime and increase safety. District's schools decreased by 34%, assault with a dead weapon dropped by 50%, fighting incidents went down by 51% and etc.. "When you have students dressed alike, you make them safer. If someone were to come into the building, the intruder could easily be recognized". Another pro is school uniform keep students focused on their education not their clothes. "When all students are wearing the same outfit, they are less concerned about how they look and how they fit with their peers; thus, they can concentrate on their school work".My last and final pro is school uniforms create a level playing field among students, reduce peer pressure and bullying. Wearing uniforms enhances school pride,unity and community spirit. Study over 1,000 Texans middle school students found that students in uniforms “reported significantly more positive percentage in belonging in their school community that reported by students in the standard dress group”. Uniforms polices save valuable class time because they are easier to enforce than a standard dress code. “Dress code took up a great deal of my time in the area of discipline. I wished many times that we had uniform because the issue of skirts or shorts and baggy jeans. Pants on boys not being pulled up as they needed to be, would have been a non issue”. Kids were spending time in the office because they were not fulfilling the dress code and that was wasting a lot of time away from class. Also school Uniforms prevent the display of gang colors and insignia. School try to prevent gang members from wearing gang colors and insignia at school, in order to encourage a safety environment. “Almost 50 percentage of high school students say there is gang members at their school”. School district has speculated that the sharp reduction in crime following the introduction of school uniform was a result of gang conflict bring curbed. When all student dress alike, competition between students over clothing choices and the teasing of those who are dressed in less expensive or

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