School Uniform Policy

1670 Words7 Pages
Every year there is a new debate going on in the public schools about whether or not school uniforms are necessary. Some parents think that school uniforms should be enforced, as they feel it brings structure, safety, modesty and a lack of ridicule to our children. On the other hand, there are parents that argue that it takes away a child’s freedom of expression, independence, free spirit and individuality. Both of these arguments are valid, I hope to help give some insight into this subject, so that you can gather current and valid information. In President Clinton’s State of the Union Address, he told the nation, “If it means our teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, and then our public schools should be…show more content…
Or what if their on a field trip it would be easier to find the students that belong to your school. School uniforms originate from the 16th century in England. It signaled the lower class statistic.
To this day, all schools require uniforms in the United Kingdom. In the U.K. all school members have respect for others, the schools and themselves. The schools are very strict as well, they make the students quietly walk the halls (like a library), and then when they get to their classroom they have to stand in the hallway until they are invited into the classroom, then they have to stand by their desk or table, until they are welcomed to sit. All the uniforms are pretty basic; girls get skirts, jumpers, slacks, and a shirt, shoes (most of the time black) and stockings. Boys get slacks, collared shirt, tie and sweater.
They wear the sweater until high school, then they get a blazer (Walmsey, A). In the United States our schools are more lenient on the uniform policy, than the in the U.K., they have an opt out program. They are required by law to have an opt out program, it maybe against the child’s religion, or as something the parents just do not believe in. which can cause bullying because kids are cruel to each other if there is any kind of differences? The schools in the U. S. also allow different kinds of backpacks and shoes, so there are always things
Get Access