Should Students Have To Wear School Uniforms

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Drake Bang Miss Windish English II 6 October 2017 Mandatory Uniforms Debate Did you know that the U.S. alone spends over $1 billion a year on school uniforms? School uniforms should not be mandatory as they provide several negatives in discussions such as money, bullying, and freedom of expression. (“Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?”). The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely (LII). One negative to school uniforms is the money aspect. America alone spends over one billion dollars a year on school uniforms. Lands’ End Company spends three million dollars on marketing alone. They are becoming tremendous competition. J.C. Penney Co. says, “It’s a huge important business for us.” They later say that their business is very dependent upon school uniforms (“Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?”). It’s one thing to say that America and businesses within them make a lot of money, but one thing people don’t think about is the expenses on the families that purchase them. Some, if not most of schools that enforce uniforms incur some cost to the families that attend. This case can be very hard on families as they add it to another list of things to pay for in their children's’ education. Parents of Laura and Scott Bell sued their school for breaking their
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