The School Uniform Debate Essay

903 Words 4 Pages
The requirement of school uniforms in our public schools is a big issue in our community. Among our teachers, parents, and students, everyone has a different opinion. School uniforms will help solve many issues inside and outside our school walls. For the students, uniforms will help eliminate the everyday worries of trying to fit in with other students, parents will not have to deal with the financial stress of buying fashionable and expensive clothes, and teachers will have a better advantage with providing a better learning environment with students more focus on their education, rather than what their wearing to school.
Trying to fit in is one issue that students deal with at school, and requirement of uniforms can eliminate that
…show more content…
The requirements of school uniforms will help not only the students, but also the parents. Parents can save more money buying uniforms rather than those expensive name brand clothes and shoes. The need to be a part of the fashion society associated with peer pressure can lead to spending money that some families can barely afford. On the other hand, some believe that uniforms are an unnecessary expense and can cause financial problems for families. If uniforms become a financial burden to families, there are many ways to help. According to the MPS uniform code, “if a sincerely held religious belief, disability, medical condition, financial hardship, or other extenuating circumstance prevents the child from being in uniform,” there will be “countless assistance programs for low-income families to help parents keep their kids up to code” (Holyoke, 2010). Uniforms will help parents and educators teach the importance of dressing in a way that shows the student should be taken seriously. Providing students with uniforms will not only save parents money, but also help parents teach their kids valuable life lessons about presenting themselves in the correct way outside of school.
Teachers have a goal of teaching students focused on getting an education, and allowing the requirement of uniforms will help teachers maintain a healthy learning environment. School uniforms will help encourage…