Benefits Of School Uniform

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Are School Uniforms Beneficial or Useless? Why should a student be forced to wear a uniform? School uniforms have been a widely popular topic of discussion with many viewpoints both for and against it. Based on information collected about the percentage of public schools that require uniforms to be worn by its students, the number of schools requiring uniforms is increasing each year at a rate of about a three percent. I think that students should not be required to wear school uniforms because they are ineffective. They do not help to reduce problems, but instead cause unnecessary new ones. There are numerous reasons why school uniforms are unfavorable, and here are three main reasons why. First, a school uniform prevents students from expressing…show more content…
According to Health Guidance, “At the same time they might feel that it takes away for children to express themselves and can be more creative.” Uniforms stifle the individuality of a student by preventing them from being creative and liberal, and having independence. It restricts expression because clothing plays a large role in a student’s creativity, expressive culture, and personal style. By wearing a uniform, students cannot show who they are and their unique personalities. I think this is very important because as a student and especially as a teen, I want to be able to show my character through what I wear. However, others might contend that a uniform will prevent students from being harassed based on their personal clothing, and it also teaches them to dress appropriately for school. The Guardian says, “A school uniform teaches students to…show more content…
The Guardian says, “...as it will mean they have to fork out for expensive school uniforms time and again in order to pay for their children’s education. They will also need several versions of the same outfit…” Paying expensive costs for a school uniform is unneeded, especially when multiple versions have to be bought. Based on a survey conducted by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, an average school uniform already costs $249 and this does not help parents who are already struggling to support their family and child’s education. Uniforms furthermore cause problems for the staff, administrators, and faculty of the school who have to enforce a number of policies. On the other hand, others might argue that, “This is very useful for teachers and if it means fewer children going missing it’s of course a good thing.” This argument is unreasonable because students should be safely watched for their safety, and should not be in danger whether or not they are wearing a uniform. In fact, data collected states that 41% of parents account that wearing a uniform gives their students a sense of security, while the remaining half
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