Why School Uniforms Should Be Banned

1002 Words Oct 29th, 2014 5 Pages
The idea of school uniforms seems like an obsolete concept for many individuals. Unless a child goes to private school, it is not usually practiced by children and families. But around the world, trying school uniforms is the norm. Students studying in schools that require school uniforms normally perform very well educationally and seem happy wearing the same outfit daily. There are many benefits to wearing school uniforms that schools should force into their public schools. One of the biggest worries in schools these days is bullying. Students are harassed physically, orally, and socially. “Roughly 160,000 children miss school daily due to the fear of attack and or intimidation by other students. Because everyone would be dressed the same, students would not be bullied because of their clothing. In addition, uniforms promote safety because if an intruder walked into school, it would be easier to spot them because they would not be wearing the uniform” (quale 3). The modern trend in harassment is cyberbullying. Often, the cause of bullying is from society being different for not wearing the right clothes. 'It is incredibly sad to hear how many youngsters are bullied or isolated for not having the same clothes or accessories as their classmates” (Jacob). If somebody looks wealthier, most people feel like they have a higher social status or more control. To the contrary, uniforms let students to learn on a more level playing field, with less decision about clothing…
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