Why School Uniforms Should Be Mandatory

871 Words Jun 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. Evenings spent laying out school clothes for grandchildren quickly teaches just how insane the current expectations for school dress can be each day. Individuals face this problem on a daily basis, which can be a stressful task. Mandatory school uniforms can benefit each family member in numinous ways. Financial burdens for parents and constant peer comparison for children. It also allows students of differing backgrounds to be brought together to express themselves equally. One can clearly see that school uniforms should become mandatory in all public education systems, K-12 in so doing, improving the overall experience for everyone involved. School uniforms would lift the burden of cost, for both parents and families. Students will naturally compete with each other, clothing is one area that could be eliminated. The wearing of fashionable clothing, while others feel the need to wear something extremely casual. For parents the burden of cost normally becomes theirs as children have to have, or wear certain types or brands of clothing. Thus competing with each other over clothes would end. How many parents have trouble with children picking out their clothes for school each morning? When uniforms are mandatory, parents and students do not need to spend time choosing appropriate outfits for the school day. According to a national 2013 survey, over 90% of US school leaders…
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