The Importance Of School Uniforms

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According to ProCon, the first school uniforms were founded in England in 1222, however "it wasn't until the 16th century that modern school uniforms made an appearance is recorded history" (LoveToKnow, Meleen). Uniforms have been around for awhile, due to the common theory that they increase school production and are an advocate to respectable, and ready to learn students. It is thought that school uniforms make students smarter, more civilized, and provide them with an invisible shield of protection against bullies. When in reality, clothes don't make students smarter and prevent them from learning, they take away their right of self-expression, and they most definitely don't alleviate the issue of bullying. Clothes do not make you smarter. Many schools believe that wearing school uniforms will make their schools' performance higher than schools that don't have uniforms. Emma Jacobs, a student who wears uniforms, shines a light on the subject on schools without school uniforms and how "Finland's schools top international league tables and don't have school uniforms," further establishing the idea that schools can be smart without the presence of uniforms. Many students that wear uniforms "envy a friend at another school who takes exams in cozy leggings and comfy boots" and that "there's nothing more distracting in a three-hour history exam than a suffocating top button". These are some of many instances that show why school uniforms should be banned, they are

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