School Uniforms Should Be Required For Their Freedom Of Expression

1548 Words Oct 8th, 2014 7 Pages
School uniforms were first introduced in England, in the 16th century. In the beginning it was only for charity purposes, but clothing started to have a different meaning throughout the centuries. The early purposes of wearing school uniforms were not much different than that of today’s. Same clothing can represent togetherness and may also help students no to get distracted. This research paper will take a closer look at why schools should mandate such a policy, supported by details and statistics from different sources. The majority of school students believe uniforms will restrain their freedom of expression. However, all elementary schools in different nations should make it mandatory for their students to wear school uniforms.
For the purpose of this argument, elementary schools would be considered to be all grades from kindergarten to eighth. “If it means that the schoolrooms will be more elderly and more disciplined, and that our young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside instead of what they are wearing on the outside, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear uniforms”(Clinton, 1996) Debates on this issue have been going on for many years now. This argument really gained momentum in the 1980s when studies were showing that Catholic student scores were higher that those of public school students. The major difference of the two education systems were the dress code policies. (Update, 2006) Most…
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