Should School Uniforms Be Mandatory?

1561 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
Casondra Garrison
Whetstine
Eng. 207
Persuasive Essay
11/02/2015

Students in Secondary Schools should be Required to Wear Uniforms

No matter what you dress students in, they will always find a way to pass judgement upon their peers, but it how to get children to realize it’s whats on the inside that matters not the outside. Yes, I believe it starts with the parents, but also it’s schools that need to teach the children as well. It 's not based upon the style of clothes worn there are many other superficial ways to judge people and form cliques. "School uniforms are one step that may help break the cycle of violence, truancy and disorder by helping young students understand what really counts is what kind of people they are," Clinton said (Bowen). People believe that school uniforms claim the policy makes schools safer and creates a more positive environment, but opponents say that it places unnecessary limits on students and can be costly (Anderson).
When an individual student wears a school uniform, he or she often feels a stronger sense of unity with other classmates. The clothes provide a sense of identity with something greater than the individual. Wearing of school uniforms offers students the opportunity to develop a stronger work ethic, since they are more aware of the roles they are expected to play while in uniform which helps them adapt to the workforce as an adult. It would help keep kids from being bullied just because of what they wear. When all students…
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