School Uniforms Should Be Abolished

2185 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 9 Pages
The wearing of school uniforms is increasingly popular across the nation. It becomes a controversial argument of communities rejecting these mandated school uniforms in their schools. However, school uniforms are not a negative thing; in fact, they could be positive in many ways by eliminating cliques, saving money for parents, and taking away the bullying off students less fortunate; whereas, school uniforms will also violate students’ freedom of expression, create a financial burden on families, and uniforms will not alleviate the problems such as higher academic rates, attendance, etc. However, with a solution that would benefit both parties, the public school systems in the Oklahoma City district would benefit greatly if this policy were adopted in all the schools since the district only has seventy-four public schools with uniforms, while seventeen schools are not. First of all, these school uniforms should be implemented in the rest of these seventeen schools, because they would diminish economic and social barriers between students. For instance, people come from different social classes such as Upper, Middle, and Lower class. Many lower-class families often cannot afford to purchase non-essential items for their children, especially for school; many struggle just to purchase the necessity items such as food, housing, transportation, etc. According to the Oklahoma City Board of Education, if families are not able to afford school uniforms, there are ways can help…
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