School Uniforms Essays

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Schools today aren't in the best condition. There is teasing, violence, discrimination, cliques, and poverty. There is much to say about how having mandatory school uniforms will help these problems. My question is, will uniforms help these problems enough to dismiss the hurt that they would cause? I say the uniforms do little to help.
Having uniforms would stop the teasing and discrimination about clothing, but there is more to tease or discriminate someone about rather than just clothing. Such as hygiene, looks, personality, intelligence, race, and the list goes on. So unless people somehow find a way to be perfect in everyone's opinion, teasing and discrimination won't stop.
As for violence, it's the same story. Uniforms
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not because you shop at the same stores.
Wearing the same thing as someone else would hardly help the poverty issue. It doesn't change the fact that you are poor. It just masks the fact that you can't afford new clothes but there are other, less noticeable signs of poverty like never having lunch money, or at the high school level, your car could be a sign.
In my survey of Douglas High School students and teachers, the percentage of people that wanted school uniforms was about the same as the percentage who were against them; but the people who wanted school uniforms didn't have very good reasons of why they wanted them and they didn't seem to have thought about what uniforms were capable of. One student surveyed answered the question, "what are some advantages of wearing school uniforms?" by saying, "You don't get judged! No stereotypes!" . Another answered the same question by saying, "Uniforms look cool! And you don't have to worry about what to wear the next day." . Both of these students answered the question about the disadvantages of having school uniforms by saying there are no disadvantages.
The anti-uniform students seemed to have thought more and were able to give extra comments and answer questions keeping in mind the advantages as well as the disadvantages. For example one student surveyed said, "Uniforms would crush the personal style and individuality of the student body." they also added this in the comments section, "When adolescents are…