The Implementation Of School Uniforms

1243 Words Apr 25th, 2016 5 Pages
Syanne Chhan
Mrs. Gallos
English III Honors
18 April 2016
Title of Your Report
A newly popular, controversial issue debated upon is the implementation of school uniforms. In the United States, school uniforms have become more and more widespread. Although, some schools disagree with the requirement of a school uniform and decide to require a school dress code instead. The pros and cons of a school uniform are very controversial. Deciding whether a school uniform should be implemented is not a black and white issue.
Arguments to support school uniforms state that school uniforms create an altogether better environment for students. This better environment in turn, creates more learning and a greater sense of focus from students. Some statistics show that school uniforms have been shown to reduce the number of tardies and to reduce the amount of violence prevalent in schools. After one year of implementing uniforms, “fights and muggings at school decreased by 50%, while sexual offenses were reduced by 74%,” according to school district data (School Uniforms: The Good). This decrease of tardies and violence create a better learning environment for students.
School uniforms also contribute to the focus on education by decreasing the focus on fashion statements. Some experts and educators believe students, “feel more professional and feel like they belong to something when they wear school uniforms,” (9 Serious). Uniforms can also relieve students from feeling the pressure…
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