Gangs can be formed by clothing, like students wearing a certain color or symbol on their shirts. If all students wore school uniforms, there would not be a way for gangs to be formed. Gangs can harass others and cause them to be afraid to come to school, which would lower their attendance and their grades. Bullies also play a big part in school violence. Students are constantly being picked on about their clothing.
Not every student can afford the most expensive popular clothes resulting in them being pointed out by their peers. This can lead to bullying because what they are wearing isn’t as “cool”. For example, “What you don 't want is some children turning up in fashionable new clothes and bullying the ones in their hand-me-downs who will inevitably feel embarrassed as a result. With a school uniform everyone 's the same, thus no one can argue this point” (Pros and Cons of School Uniforms). This shows that when everyone is wearing the same outfit it creates a sense of equality between all of the students.
Essay Topic: School uniforms should be banned from schools. “Uniforms sends a message and remind students that they are in school. One element of the message that when students are going to school that is their place of work” a quote taken from Joe Palumbo, the Co-Principal of Newacomb Academy. School uniforms create an identity for a school and without them it would be harder for students to maintain school rules. School uniforms teach students to dress properly and take pride in their appearance.
Majority of the world is now switching to making school uniforms compulsory for students. Wearing uniforms have various advantages like its influence on peer pressure and bullying, community spirit unity and pride. School uniforms reduce chances of peer pressure and bullying by creating a level play ground between the students as when they are all dressed alike then the factor of clothes being less fashionable or less expensive don’t come in. Also, students feel equal to others in the term of economic factors and if students don’t have uniforms will be seen in the clothes they wear A survey conducted by the National Association of Elementary School Principals in the United States of America 86%of the school leaders said that uniforms make “a
Dancy Bailey, a teacher, writing for School Uniforms, quoted,¨The push for students to wear uniforms to improve behavior lacks validity and seems ill-advised for a democratic public school system. Today 's school uniforms seem more a punitive measure meant to deny students their right to freedom of expression and individuality. Public schools can still have dress codes without resorting to mandatory uniforms. There are much better goals to address safety and overall school climate." School uniforms are uniforms that people wear to school.
The Le family believes Alex should go to a public school, because of the uniform policy, costs of private school, and they feel public schools are underrated. First of all, private schools required uniforms, therefore parents are require to buy uniforms even though their kids already have a closet full of clothes. Public schools do not require students to wear uniforms, but public schools do have a dress code which every student must adhere to. People believe there should be uniform because it reduces bullying by instilling discipline among students. Students cannot express themselves and wear their favorite clothes.
Requiring school uniforms can help a student to better succeed in the classroom. School uniforms would be good to implement in schools because they take away “best dressed” competitions and the financial strain on parents of buying in-style clothes, takes the worry away from students of what to wear so they can focus on classwork, and it takes the stress away from teachers of having to enforce a dress code. School uniforms are a great way to take competition out of dress, nowadays kids are constantly in a competition to who can have the coolest clothes, or most expensive clothes. If schools make kids wear school uniforms that eliminates the pressure of trying to be like everyone else. Having school uniforms can also save parents money.
Children who wear the same clothing everyday are not able to express their individuality and creativity. They even think that the root cause of bullying should not be addressed on students wear uniforms or not. The interest in encouraging on requiring uniforms for public school students is not a new phenomenon, “principals believe that the use of school uniforms can have a positive effect on violence reduction and academic achievement, and can reduce the need to discipline.” (Stanley, 424) Teenagers can be judgmental of each other and compare with each other sometimes. Uniforms can prevent students in school getting bullied, killed, sexual harass or even fight with each other about what they wear to school, if everyone all had uniforms, students would not pick on other people; especially protect the students from lower income family will not feel inferior, and reduce sexually harass based on what they are wearing. If all these issues can be removed and many school violence can be avoided.
Strong opinions of those pro in the implementation of school uniforms countered with just as fervent rebuttals. For us it is about time for a change in our system. The implementation of school uniforms in Silliman University is a necessity in order to alleviate social classism, have the students focus fully on their studies rather than on the way they look, and keep the students from wearing outfits that are improper in the school setting.
Simple metal detectors placed on the outside of each door to schools will help detect any piece of metal entering the school preventing weapons such as guns and knives. This also helps students psychologically feel safer when entering schools by knowing anyone carrying a weapon will be noticed and stopped. This is also a good first step by taking action to stop mass killings in America. Currently, the United States is in the top ten of mass school killings worldwide five times, shown on a list compiled on Wikipedia last updated March 2nd 2018. Other countries took action after the first incident by banning certain weapons or increasing security, the U.S still needs to take action.