Should School Uniforms Be Mandatory?

1381 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 6 Pages
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. If 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). Proponents of school uniforms claim that 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). Uniforms is the instillation of a sense of purpose. When an individual student dons 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. The 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. It would keep kids from being bullied just because of what they wear. When all students are dressed alike, economic and social barriers between students are reduced. There is no peer pressure to wear expensive clothes or bullying of those who can 't afford designer labels (Anderson). Children have one less distraction, as they do not have to concern…
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