As the years pass, many students have been bullied, a bully, or they just hate school and this was affecting their lives academically. School boards tried to find a way to improve the way students feel about themselves and about school, and they came up with the idea of school uniforms. School uniforms have been associated with just the Catholic school, but are now showing up in public schools across the country. According to the National Center for Education Statistics: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2011, twenty-one states require students to wear uniforms in the public school system (Pros and Cons of School Uniforms Statistics). This has seemed to work tremendously in the school system. In education, school uniforms assist with student success, academically, socially, and personally.
In fact, the message that school uniforms say to students is conformity. Clothes are a vital way for students to express themselves. In a sense, a student’s personality is represented by the types of clothes that they wear. The article “ School Uniforms Should Not Be Mandatory”, explains how school uniforms “could possibly be civil rights violations” since they force everyone to be in the same outfit (Norwhich Bulletin). This in turn can have negative effects on a student’s morale. It can move them to accept conformity rather than expressing their true personalities. Another thing that the article pointed out is that “every child has a right to a public education unconditioned upon complying with a uniform policy.” (Norwhich Bulletin). No student should have to be forced to wear uniforms in order to receive their
Take a moment to put yourself in the position of an adolescent who has felt like an outsider from their own school. Weather it be because they don't have name brand clothes or don't have the latest on trend shoes. In a school where everyone wears the same thing will be a much safer and easier place for everyone in general. This is where school uniforms come in and give multiple solutions to both teens and their parents.
To begin, school uniforms are economic. Parents have an easier time buying a few sets of uniforms for their children rather than buying a new wardrobe every school year. Students do not have to worry about deciding what to wear every day. Checking their closet and grabbing the uniform is all it takes. For example, back in my sister’s middle school days, she was required to
Uniforms have swept through the world, taking over schools, and restraining students in outfit choices. Though many people are for uniforms, many, however, are not. With a constant debate on whether uniforms are needed, I stand objectified against the use of uniforms, because research proves uniforms have a negative impact. Not only are the students negatively affected by uniforms, but so are the parents. So why do administrators put such a restraint on the clothing students wear? The short answer; they want to eliminate many of the problems that come along without the use of uniforms. Instead, more problems were created in its place, yet school boards are still blind to the cries of those against it. With a world so against change, open mindedness, and lack of freedom, I plan to examine the ‘side effects’ of wearing uniforms. Research has shown uniforms are very costly, does not allow freedom of expression, and does not help in the long run to further a student’s learning.
School uniforms and dress codes are becoming a popular trend among schools. Most Students and some parents don’t agree with the enforcement with school uniforms, saying that uniforms are taking away self-expression in schools. But, school uniforms are not a negative thing to have. Yes, uniforms and some very strict dress codes limit what the students have to choose to wear to school every day, but it doesn’t limit them from learning which is the main reason they are in school. Some students treat school as a fashion show, so eliminating the size of wardrobe shifts the attention toward their school work. Although requiring students to wear school uniforms may violate their self-expression in some ways, a uniform is supposed to be looked
Another reason we should wear school uniforms is they cost less because you won’t have to buy or think about clothing for school, For example, school uniforms would save parent’s money, “the upfront cost of a uniform would be less than a new wardrobe of the “coolest” styles” (http://www.proconslist.com/list/education/school-uniforms/35). Children who come “from a less fortunate economic background would not appear to be “lacking” or made fun of because their parents could not buy them the trendiest garment” (http://www.proconslist/list/education/school-uniforms/35). If we wear school uniforms that are less costly, kids wouldn’t be pressured about clothing. School uniforms would save time both “parents and their children would not have think about what to wear in the morning and parent save time
Some people might say that uniforms limit a student’s creativity. But there are several other ways for a student to express themselves such as joining clubs, signing up for art, or music. Even though kids want freedom of expression, School's should have uniforms because some families can't afford name brand clothes and Kids judge each other's outfit.
The most frequently used argument to school uniforms is that it takes away the students right to express themselves. While this is true, a student can still find ways to express themselves. Coming up with a new, creative way to express themselves such as band or basketball. Just because a student cannot wear the most fashionable top doesn't mean their rights have
“ Limits Expression,Reduces freedom. I understand that school uniforms reduce bullying. However, uniforms in public schools are not a good idea. First, uniforms limit the freedom of expression, school is supposed to be a place where ida’s and thoughts flow freely. Second, uniforms can be expensive. Short of getting corporate sponsors appropriate for schooling, parents would have to pay for the uniforms which can be cost prohibitive for some families. I believe that school uniforms don't reduce bullying. Anyway, some kids have to wear
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’
School uniforms: a debate that has been tossed back and forth for years now. The percentage of schools that necessitate uniforms and the percentage of the ones that do not are approximately equal. This conveys a dispute that is difficult to find a definite solution for, due to the ambiguous negatives and positives being drawn between both arguments. Uniforms being a part of school systems became widespread first after Long Beach, California implemented them into their elementary and middle schools. It is safe to say that since then, schools have become far more lenient with what restrictions students have when it comes to uniforms. However, some others disagree with the policies on uniforms, believing that they obstruct on children's
Ever wonder what it would look like to have all students wearing the same white polo shirt, black pants, and a district sweater walking in the hallway? Nowadays, public school and many districts are discussing the possibilities of enforcing the uniform policy. In most places, many private schools already require students to have their mandatory uniforms; however, there are only a few public schools adopting this mandatory school-uniform polices as one of their enrollment requirements. The reason why not all public schools participated was because people believe that they are violating the freedom of choice when enforcing this mandatory uniform policy; yet problems
The first major reason for not wearing school uniforms is, it forces a student to conceal his or her individuality. To many people, it appears that the school system is trying to strip away this individuality on purpose, but now is the time that the school should be embracing it and helping the student become the person they are meant to become. “According to opponents of uniforms, even preschoolers should have input into their wardrobe, and the need to encourage personality, confidence, and independence grows more important as the student becomes older” (Chen). Because of this lack of self-expression, students feel their first amendment is being violated and most people would agree, which causes the school to look bad. Another way of looking at it is they are forcing students to become on mold, or one certain way of being. However, the problem with making them one is, no matter how they look they will still have their own individual personality traits that will come out in the end. If forced to wear the uniforms, many students would express these traits by adding things to their uniform such as brightly colored gems for girls and different
Sports teams, the military, and the work force all require uniforms to keep clean, unified, and organized appearances. Wearing a uniform can provide a sense of belonging and purpose to those looking to be apart of something. While one might think the issue of implementing uniforms in school is a more recent issue, the truth reveals something different. School uniforms have been present in the world longer than one may think. According to ProCon.org, uniforms were first implemented in an England school as early as the year 1222 (Meleen). Nowadays, uniforms have a much different look than they did in that time. Schools often implement their colors into their uniforms to promote team spirit and school pride. Uniforms create a sense of unity amongst peers and instructors, which makes the institution a more effective place for learning. While still wearing a uniform, students have many other ways to express their individuality through: music, art, writing, and sports. They also have the power to provide a more professional look and attitude towards school. While there is a common belief that school uniforms are detrimental to the classroom environment, uniforms actually create a safer and more encouraging setting for both teachers and students, and they make life easier for both parents and their students.