One in five public schools require school uniforms. People say uniforms make school safer for students. Others say it has no positive effect on behavior. School uniforms should be enforced in public schools throughout the world. School uniforms should be required in public schools because uniforms cost less money, cause less peer pressure to fit in, and allow students to stay more focused in school.
The first documented use of School uniforms was in England in 1222. Ever since then uniforms have been growing in popularity. In the United States, a movement toward using uniforms in state schools began when Bill Clinton addressed it in the 1996 State of the Union, Today, 16.5% of public schools in the US require students to wear uniforms, and 54% enforce a strict dress code (Peter Caruso). Although school uniforms take away the ability of self expression, students should be required to wear school uniforms because of the many positive benefits, they entitle Students who struggle focusing or have bad behavior, most likely have poor grades. Luckily, school uniforms enforce discipline in students and can improve academic performance in school.
Most students dislike them, and they restrict self-expression and individuality. Forcing students to wear one thing or another will leave them uncomfortable, with one less outlet to express themselves. Though they may make your mornings shorter and leave your wardrobe simple, school uniforms leave children somewhat unprepared for adulthood, with their clothing choices pre made. While some state that school uniforms stop or decrease bullying, bullying stretches beyond clothing and brands; it targets race, ethnicity, personality, sexual orientation, and all the things in between. The vast majority of kids are against school uniforms, so in an environment where children and teenagers need to be supported and educated, their needs should be the top priority -- and school uniforms do little to help
Many children, however, loathe them, so are they really that good? School uniforms are bad because they hinder freedom of expression, they are another way to hurt financially struggling families, and do not help end, gang violence or bullying, but simply cover it. Freedom of expression is constantly fought over, but how is it modeled in schools and districts? The first example comes from article A in paragraph 4, where it says that a school uniform, “minimizes students’ First Amendments rights, the freedom of expression”. This is the most important reason why students dislike school uniforms.
So, in conclusion these are two good reasons why some people are against school uniforms. My first rebuttal to the first argument that people against school uniforms (which the argument would be “it takes away freedom of expression “) is again, kids can still accessorize with certain things when they must wear uniforms. The Administrators at schools aren’t requiring uniforms to take away kid’s freedom of expression they are there because kids feel more comfortable knowing that they are all wearing the exact same thing so that there will be less bullying or that the more school spirit that the kids bring to school each day that they come to school. There are so many ways that kids can express
` First of all, school uniforms are extremely difficult to enforce. They require many changes and new rules. Students don't enjoy their loss of privilege, which can lead to rebellion against the uniforms or even the school's supervisors. When I was in elementary, my school had uniforms. I was a brand new student, not looking forward to wearing a navy, red, or white polo shirt every day.
If schools don’t have uniforms then it pressures students to get all the cool and expensive brands because all their other friends are wearing the brands. With the school uniforms all of the students are of equal footing because everyone is wearing the same thing. Some people might get bullied or made fun of at schools without uniforms, but since everyone is wearing the same thing with uniforms they can’t be making fun of what you are wearing because that is also what they are wearing. When wearing uniforms the students don’t have any stress of what to wear because it is the same thing every, but without uniforms it is definitely not the same. In the website EBSCOHost: School Uniforms: An Overview it says.”Some kids spend hours just to decide of what they are going to wear that day and it might be very stressful for them just to choose what to wear.” In schools with uniforms there is not that kind of pressure.
The idea of school uniforms seem antiquated concept for many North Americans. Except in the case of children attend private schools, it is not normal practice by the children and their families. But around the world wear the uniform norm. Students who are enrolled in schools that require uniforms generally perform well academically and are happy to wear the same outfit every day. There are many benefits to wearing school uniforms in Canada and the United States that should be incorporated into the school of their state.
According to a survey conducted in 2013 of US school leaders over 90% believe that uniform eliminate wardrobe battles with students. Furthermore if students are not wearing school uniforms they are more concentrated on their clothes rather than studies. Questions like ‘Am I looking nice’ ‘is the other child’s dress better than mine” will keep coming up rather than doubts and queries on the subject you are learning. When all students are dressed alike students are less concerned about how they look and how they fit in with their peers. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she was 2008 presidential candidate said, “Take the clothing choices of the table and put the focus on the school and not on what you’re wearing