Social Impacts Of School Uniforms

1550 WordsOct 28, 20177 Pages
School uniforms may seem like a thing of the past for many, but they are slowly becoming more used as time goes on. They have been found to improve the lives of students, parents, and teachers. Surprisingly, the people most against uniforms are parents; they worry about their children’s individuality and rights. For many parents, it is a struggle to pay for brand new uniform attire. In a recent case, Major Libby Blair found herself having trouble paying for each garment. She founded Libby’s Closet, which sells uniforms for much cheaper prices. This allows many to be able to afford these uniforms. According to Honaker, who interviewed Blair, “So far, 200-300 families have benefited from it [(lower-priced uniforms)]” (Andrea). These types of…show more content…
If uniforms were implemented, than this feeling could transfer to the entire school instead of just a small group. Uniforms make students feel more unified by making them feel as though they belong to a larger whole, in this case a school, as well as level the playing field by making their students wear uniforms. This allows the less fortunate to feel more at ease. Uniforms affect students mentally. Uniforms decrease bullying which can help students feel more inclined to go to school. Bullying is a big problem in many schools. Students can find any and every difference in another person, uniforms would eliminate many of these. Uniforms allow students to not be bullied for the things they are wearing. 64% of school leaders said uniforms reduce bullying and 86% of school leaders said uniforms make "a significant, positive impact on peer pressure," from a survey by uniform manufacturer, Land’s End, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in 2013 (School Uniforms-Procon). Many of these bullies do not only use words but also violence. “The results in column (2) suggest that girls… in middle and high school girls are 1.2 percentage points less likely to leave” (Gentile and Iberman 21). This could be due to less bullying going on in these schools. Many children, especially girls do not want to attend school if there is someone who is bullying them. This can lead
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