School Uniforms Have the Potential to Resolve Student Stress

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Throughout California, high school students are faced with the daily challenge of figuring out what they will wear to school the following day. As simple as this may sound, it does produce a lot of anxiety and stress among teenagers. Some students stress over the fact that they have a limited wardrobe, while others worry about being judged by their peers for their fashion choices. The problem of students having too much stress has the potential of becoming a serious health problem among high school students. It is understood that students should have some level of stress as it is a natural part of life. However, too much stress is bad for one’s health and can impact a student’s ability to focus on learning. School districts have studied the stress levels of students and have attempted to make changes to reduce student stress levels. One solution to address this problem has been to require students to wear uniforms. School uniforms eliminate students stress because everyone wears the same outfit and there is no differentiation among students. Uniforms allow students to focus on their school work. In 2011, a survey showed that 44% of guardians saw that their child was more focused on school after the implementation of school uniforms (Lalwani, “Facts About School Uniforms”). I. Uniforms Make Schools a Safer Learning Environment Uniforms make school a safer learning environment because they help reduce bullying. Uniforms reduce the amount of bullying because uniforms create

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