School Uniforms Conformity

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What if conformity could change your life? School uniforms have traditionally been used in private schools, but new reports that outline their benefits have convinced many public schools to implement their own uniforms policies. According to the U.S. Department of Education, “From 2000-2014, the percentage of public schools reporting that they required students to wear uniforms increased from 12 to 20 percent”. This, of course, generates a debate on if school uniforms are really worth it. Undeniably, school uniforms definitely change a student’s life, whether they like it or not. School uniforms positively affect students because they improve behavior, create equality, and promote a sense of school pride.
Naturally, parents and students alike
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School uniforms eradicate all such worries and give students extra time to sleep or study. According to the University of Michigan’s, “Sleep deprivation in students has been linked to lower GPAs because sleep affects concentration, memory and the ability to learn”. Professionals recommend at least eight hours of sleep to be fully focused during the day. And doubtlessly, studying increases test scores.
Another benefit of uniforms that one may not realize is, that uniforms force students to dress their age. In this day and age, it can be difficult to keep children mentally youthful and acting age appropriate. School uniforms teach students to dress adequately, a necessary and useful skill that will be valuable later in life.
School uniforms positively affect schools because they create a neutral atmosphere. Children are placed under tremendous stress to “fit in” or be accepted during school. When students are dressed exactly like their peers, they automatically have something in common. Simultaneously, a first impression cannot be ruined due to what a child is wearing. Consequently, students see each other as equals and are slower to judge each other
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Poverty is somewhat hidden when everyone dresses the same. Certain styles are very expense and not all students can afford such items. In addition, the students who can afford and do wear these items to school, run the risk of them being stolen. Uniforms are all the same and owned by all students, which decreases jealousy of other clothing items. If a student wears clothing that has offensive messages on it, others may argue or fight with that student, further disturbing the peaceful school

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