School Uniform Importance

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The Importance of School Uniforms in Middle School

When School Uniforms were enforced in Long Beach Schools, in 1995, school officials reported a 91% drop in in overall crime rate. The majority of educators from school with a strict uniform show that the student body is more manageable and is significantly less chaotic than those in schools without school uniforms. The mandating of school uniforms for middle school would alleviate peer pressure, unify the student body, and aid in the safety of students on campus.
Bullying due to self-insecurities would be kept at bay by enforcing school uniforms. Chloe Spencer, a high school student at Neal-Wade Academy, stated in her blog post “What’s the point of school uniform.” “Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a school student” (Spencer). If all the students are proud of where they go to school over where they bought their clothes, then the need to tease someone over the quality of their outfit is minimized. Bullying in Middle School is probably one of the hardest levels of aggression a young person has to face, as most kids are at the age of puberty and have a significant need to feel accepted. By enforcing school uniforms, the peer pressure over designer styles would be lifted and in its place there is a sense of pride in their school. Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was recorded saying, “Young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside instead of what they’re wearing on the outside” (Clinton) Once students become comfortable with whom they are, then the need to belittle other students is greatly reduced. Most bullies are insecure, and they take that emotion out on the other students; by allowing students the chance to redefine who they are one the inside, it would help to put an end to a good portion of bullying. Thusly, the need to enforce student uniforms is almost mandatory so that we can lessen the bullying within schools. School uniforms would unify the student body. The former Board president of the Long Beach United school District, Karin Polacheck, wrote a letter to the editor of The Long Beach Press-telegram entitled “Uniforms

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