You might be thinking about the schools that rich kids go to in movies and TV shows or you might be thinking about Catholic schools with small children all wearing the same colored school uniforms. This is probably what most people imagine. We associate uniforms with students of foreign countries and private schools. Thoughts of students dressing in school uniforms have led to stereotyping and a gloomy outlook on schools pushing for a uniform policy. We live in a society that says you must express yourself and be an individual at all cost, but some fear that uniforms display us as robots who lack the ability to express ourselves, however, this is far from the truth. School uniforms give students a sense of unity because they feel like they can fit in without fear of being too different. Making a dress uniform mandatory will decrease sexual harassment, create more interesting humans and make schools safer.
At times, some parents and children oppose uniforms in public schools argue that uniforms would take away individuality and not allow the student to show his/her personality through clothing. But these parents and their children are missing the sole purpose of school in the
“Tony Volk, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Brock University, stated, ‘Overall, there is no evidence in bullying literature that supports a reduction in violence due to school uniforms. ’ 2007 peer-reviewed study found that ‘school uniforms increased the average number of assaults by about 14 [per year] in the most violent schools.’ These researchers prove that uniforms are in fact causing deaths that could easily be preventable. Also since there is still bullying, this has not been the solution so uniforms should be
Students need to be taught at an early age that we should respect one another no matter what we wear ; similarly students need to be taught that what a person wears does not define who they are. When students learn to respect others no matter what they wear it makes them be more open minded, and makes them more respectful and kinder. One example is that when people wear what they prefer and feel more comfortable in people will respect them more because they were taught from a young age to respect each gender no matter what they put on their bodies. Many people believe that school uniforms decrease bullying but actually in the article ¨School uniforms¨ it states that in a 2007 study school uniforms increased the number of assaults by 14 and school incidents rose by 12%. If we did not have school uniforms we will learn to respect one another and be kinder which will help us in the
The perception of gangs has changed over time, there is more violence, and the majority of juveniles are young people. Young minority males are unfairly stereotyped, leading to racial profiling of groups consisting of young males. Between 1984 and 1993, the number of homicides committed by juveniles increased by 169 percent, representing an increase in the number of gang related crime. Between 1989 and and 1995, the number of students reporting gang violence in their school increased from 15 to 28 percent. Gangs have been in existence ever since the rise of humanity.
Those against school uniforms hold the position that students will find other ways to cre-ate peer pressure if not allowed to wear whatever they choose. The key to the truth here is that uniforms do not eliminate all peer pressure, but they do limit it and restrict the areas in which it can be imposed. As teacher Ms. Evans said, "When all students are wearing the same outfit they are less concerned about how they fit in with their peers. Kids can develop strong feelings of in-feriority when they think they do not have the popular clothes. " This threat to a child 's self es-teem can cause him or her to behave poorly and seek attention (Huss 36).
Gang violence has been a problem in society for several of years and is a growing problem each and every day. The youth that is involved in gang violence will have numerous effects upon them that will come soon or later when associated with a group of thugs. Children and teenagers if they still go to school when accompanying a gang, they face the heightened risk of dropping out of school; teen parenthood; be victimized by another gang ; abuse drugs and alcohol; commit petty and violent
In American education, being in a gang and stereotypes plays a major role in the way people view education. Through loyalty to their gang, poverty, and corrupt legal systems, educational systems don 't know how to handle these types of people going through these problems. In many instances, people from rival gangs are in the same class or school. There will be no learning for them because it is engraved in their head that “I need to ‘pop’ this guy because his gang killed someone in my gang.”
School Uniforms THESIS: School uniforms provide safety for all students and should be enforced. What are school uniforms? School uniforms are just clothes that everyone wears in order to go to school in some places, School uniforms first came about around the 1550s, in London.
I. Justification " Reasons o School environment significantly impacts students ' academic achievement. o Serious death and injury to students and faculty members o School security is based on the school districts discretion, but government policies are necessarily to prevent reoccurring events " Assumptions o Schools do not have appropriate polices for school crisis response o A limited amount of antiviolence initiatives that include prevention programs for all students. This include faculty members who are aware of psychological signs o Community involvement is necessary II.
did a study and concluded that poor math scores for males and a student’s weak attachment to his or her teacher are both strong indicators that he or she will join a gang (2003). Researchers also said that youths who feel unsafe at school are also more likely to join a gang—for protection (Curry, Decker, and Egley, 2002; Decker & Curry, 2000). Schools that have a high teacher to student ration or schools that have poor academic quality can also increase the likelihood of a youth joining a gang (Curry, Decker, and Egley, 2002; Decker & Curry,
factors, a combination of positive parental involvement during the childhood period and childhood skills development can discourage antisocial children away from gangs. School-based programs School-based prevention programs are recommended for the school environment because school gangs are an increasing issue affecting more and more students. Youths bring pre-existing gang war to the school environment, and new conflicts are created when opposing gang members come into contact with one another in the school environment. Goldstein and Kodluboy (1998) suggest that programs in school environment must include three types of strategies.
Imagine you are sitting in a classroom filled with polite and poised children dressed all the same in their school uniforms. You feel peaceful and chaos free. School uniforms are required in a lot of public schools throughout all of america, but some aren't. This issue is affecting plenty of citizens throughout the united states. School uniforms should be required in all public schools across the united states because, school uniforms reduce the amount of distraction in the classroom, school uniforms create a positive, no violence culture and climate on campus, and lastly school uniforms end the competition between the rich and poor, weather it being about who has the nicest or most new up to date clothes.
In the article of Dr. Alan Hilfer from 2009, “Disadvantages of a School Uniform Policy” stated that “We need free thinking children of to become thinkers of tomorrow, not droned who will continue making the mistakes of previous generations”(Hilfer, 2009). Feelings on school uniforms seem to differ as much as the reasons for having them, hate it, or love it. Recent studies done in the University of Alabama states that: “Student Uniform use was not significantly correlated with any of the school commitment variables. In addition, students wearing uniforms did not appear to have any significantly different academic performance” (Brunsma & Rockquemore, 1998). The problem whether schools should still be continuously implemented is a highly debatable topic.