Individuality Vs Conformity

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There are ways to better a school 's atmosphere and to correct or even eradicate certain behaviors that are plaguing the lives of children and teens alike; the path that some high schools and middle schools are taking is the implementation of uniforms. In recent years, it seems, there is a lack of respect between students and those of authority. This behavior can become disruptive to the dynamics of a classroom setting. This could be due to a number of means, from lack of discipline for unacceptable behavior, to a student feeling that they are entitled due to the clothes that they wear. Uniforms could prove useful in the reversal process of such an epidemic in today 's schools. Uniforms even have the potential to lower competition…show more content…
School uniforms could eliminate all competitions, or even the feeling of low self-esteem stemming from the perception that some are more or less inadequate than others. School uniforms could even terminate the hierarchy that over runs schools all together. Though it may seem school uniforms fix problems and are generally regarded as a “good thing”, not all share in the enthusiasm. According to the article, Individuality vs. Conformity: The Issue Behind School Uniforms, there is an argument against school uniforms that states, “...forcing a uniform on students limits the choices they can exercise in this aspect of growing up and rebelling against authority...(Caruso, P. (1996)).” Do uniforms correct faulty behavior or increase the risk of creating it? It seems there is no quick fix to behavioral problems, but school uniforms could offer a chance at eliminating certain behavioral rebellions, angry outbursts, classroom disruptions, etc… Nothing is 100%, not even uniforms are perfect, but they are a step in the right direction for taking behavioral delinquency into control and slowly poke holes through the rugged armor it has acquired. The same can not be said for school violence. It is not something one should take lightly, especially when it comes to

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