School Uniforms are an Unnecessary Addition to Public Schools

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School Uniforms are an Unnecessary Addition to Public Schools
School Uniforms are being pushed more and more in schools, but what is commonly thought of when the words “school uniform” is said? For most people the picture of children in the same colored uniforms gathered in front of a Catholic Church or a private school is displayed in their mind. This picture is one of the many problems with school uniforms. Instead of being seen as an individual, students are seen as just another kid in a uniform attending a fancy private school. The students cannot develop the self-expression that is crucial to their development at this age. Uniforms are thought to create a more protected campus and learning environment, however, if someone wants
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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 colored undershirts for boys to show they can still make it their own. For a conformation of how important this is, we can refer to the Columbine shooting. The people who pulled the gun and did the shooting wore black trench coats and dark clothing (Cullen). If people had paid attention to this they would have realized that something was bothering these students. The dark colors would reveal to the people that the students were possibly angry or depressed. All these points prove that self-expression and individuality are very important parts of a student’s development and should not be suppressed by a uniform.
The next problem with uniforms is most people say it creates a more protected and productive learning environment, however that is not always the case. It is said uniforms cut down on peer pressure because students don’t have to worry about their looks as much. However, the problem with this reasoning is that girls will still worry about their hair and make-up and boys will worry about out-doing other boys. It is said that uniforms help the less fortunate students because they don’t have to worry about keeping up with the trends of the world…