School Uniforms are a Terrible Idea

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Refutation essay- “school uniforms are a terrible idea”
The essay school uniforms are a terrible idea states that. School uniforms fail to achieve the goals for which a school uniform was established suck as to save students money to, to prevent violence, and create a more organized school environment. The essay also states the uniforms restrict student’s freedom of expression. That school uniforms have led to more violence and that since no studies have yet proven that a uniform policy can solve more problems than they create. This is not necessarily true and uniform policies are not nearly as terrible as the essay would like us to believe. The essay states that the intent of school uniforms was to save students money but that instead
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And concludes that uniforms are a terrible idea but it is based on the assumption that because one event happened before the next then the first event must have caused the second which commits the fallacy of post hoc. It could have been the uniforms or a violent argument could have arisen over something such as sports. She/he then claims that if we do not eliminate uniform policies in every public school then by 2015 there will be fights and bullying every day and students will not be safe in their classrooms or cafeterias. And concludes that we should eliminate school uniforms but this argument assumes that if uniform policies are put in school nationwide then the only possible outcome would be nightmare scenario of ramped bullying and violence will also spread nationwide and that that is not a desirable outcome but this commits the logical fallacy of slippery slope. Uniforms could also reduce violence by giving bullies one less reason for bullying. The writer of the essay “school uniforms are a terrible idea” commits many fallacies in her essay such as the false analogy that because in one instance with her/his brother the uniforms were more expensive than in regular clothes then all uniforms must be very expensive. She also uses ipse dixit when claiming that Hollywood and movie makers know about uniforms because they made movies about private schools with uniform policies. She also uses post hoc when stating that uniforms cause violence just because her/his
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