School Uniforms : Restrictive Or Resourceful?

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Robert G. Knight Mrs. Andrea Glenn Composition 1 29 November 2015 School Uniforms: Restrictive or Resourceful? Much controversy has surrounded the issue of school uniforms. Many feel as though uniformity in dress increases discipline and order within the school, while others feel that this uniformity is restrictive of creativity. However, some students’ version of creativity in clothing is just simply inappropriate for school attire. The growing trend toward provocative clothing is a big concern of many school administrators and teachers today. They feel that revealing clothing can be distractive and interfere with learning, especially in a setting where the population is driven largely by hormones. There are two logical solutions for this problem. The first is the adoption of a dress code. Unfortunately, a dress code can be very arbitrary and difficult to enforce. Enforcing a dress code can be subject to opinion and personal discretion. Dress codes are far from an undisputed, non-negotiable, concrete rule. The second logical solution is the implementation of school uniforms. In many cases, school uniforms have totally resolved this concern. Without a discretionary dress code policy, all students show up to class dressed appropriately and ready to learn. The implementation of school uniforms can go far beyond this particular concern, however. It can have a positive effect from an economic aspect, it can improve the social relations and confidence of students, it can have a

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