School Uniforms Persuasive Essay

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Can What You Wear Make a Difference? If schools could automatically have more safety, a stronger sense of unity within students, and higher self esteem for every individual student at a minimal cost without transgressing any laws, or stepping over students rights it is doubtful that many would turn up their nose to all of these things. There is no difference between this situation and the benefits that school dress codes would provide. While the majority of public schools do not require uniforms, the ones that do report it as a large success (School Uniform Statistics 3). In one study conducted by NAESP, 79 percent of principals said that school uniforms positively affected classroom discipline, 67 saw an improvement on students’…show more content…
Students who do not wear certain brands do not feel left out, and everyone feels like they belong, so school uniforms should be mandatory. Secondly, nearly every student has had mornings in which they take an extended amount of time debating what to wear. Why is this? Students want to wear what is “in” to avoid judgment. This is just one of countless examples of how lower self esteem is associated with no uniforms. One survey in Nevada stated that fifty four percent of students wearing uniforms either “Agreed” or “Strongly agreed” that they still have their identities when wearing uniforms (Riley 3). School uniforms give students a higher self esteem. In class, students are less focused on what they are wearing and if they will blend in. By not feeling pressured to dress a certain way, this contributes to students’ confidence. This gives “Teachers an environment easier to teach in, and students an easier environment to learn in” (Daniels 3). By giving students a higher self esteem, they become more alert during class, also creating an easier environment to teach in. Multiple studies have shown that this reflects in students’ grades. Not only would students feel better about themselves, but uniforms would reduce both stress and peer pressure among students, which leads to higher esteem and school success. Next, it is a common argument in the school uniforms debate that they supposedly go against the rights of students by

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