School Uniforms: Dealing With Discrimination & Upholding Individuality

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One click on High School Musical, one flip on Seventeen Magazine, and one walk at a school hallway are all it takes to make a student be aware of how hell it feels like to be stared at and insulted by the other students if he/she wears this humongous thick glasses, knee-high socks, and clothes repeated last week. Media has influenced a lot of today’s trends and ideologies. Adolescents, being on the psychological level of self-identification, bring this perspective of fashion and social classes at school. The problem comes when this trend affects the performance of students and their personal lives. No, this is not the media’s fault. It is the social discrimination in school done by the students themselves and the administrators not helping …show more content…
Kent J. Fetzer of Salt Lake City, Utah, attests in the Salt Lake Tribune that although he is concerned with his children’s protection from gangs and peer pressures, he is as much worried for them against the “tyranny of bureaucracy” (“School Uniforms Stifle Freedom 2”).
Indeed, the counterarguments are outstanding and persuasive. However, they leave the question of knowing how much freedom is too much. How did school dress codes and school uniforms ever get involved with education? Why are they being recommended? These inquiries answer the affairs often forgotten when there is a heated debate over which is good or better. I will discuss them further in a bit.
We all remember our days back when the talk was “Who are the rich kids, the geeks, the cheerleaders, the jocks, the losers, etcetera?” The status quo in schools is always composed of them, believe it or not. These cliques have identities exclusive for each. Students who do not look, act, or dress the same as one group are left out. They could be hurt physically and or verbally through mean teases and rumors. Two troubles are in there: Bullying and Social Discrimination – both so evident in children especially in the secondary-education (“School Uniforms” 2).
My reply to the editor of Northwest Florida Daily News is that there is no concrete way which will ever guarantee improving of attitudes. To ensure a better behavior is more complex than merely using material means. Proper…