Should School Uniforms Be Mandatory?

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

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
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It helps students concentrate, improves self-esteem and professionalism. Uniforms help students focus on their most important task and learning. Standard of dress enhances school spirit, good self-image and school unity. Just as an athletic team’s uniforms promote unity and spirit, so can a school uniform (Buesing). It allows students’ attention to be directed toward learning and growing in the place that matters most, the classroom. Instead of demonstrating their self-expression through the latest contemporary styles in the hallway, students focus on more appropriate ways to express themselves during their school day, most notably through personal or academic achievement (Buesing). Uniforms make it easier for school officials to identify any non-students and outsiders.
Children who come from a less fortunate economic background would not appear to be "lacking" or made fun of because their parents could not afford to buy them the newest trendy garment. Children would not have to think about what to wear in the morning and will be that much less focused on appearance and more on learning. Appearance can be very distracting for pre-teens and teens. The benefits consist of positive influence on behavior, positive attitude, improved learning environment,
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