So. Uniforms. Who cares, right? The answer is we all should. It is today 's students and our future generations going through this dilemma. But uniforms are not good for students. South Cache should not wear uniforms because they stifle personality, may harm the transition to adulthood, and may be uncomfortable.
Mr. and Ms. Le and Alex Le were at a friend 's party, and they were talking to some friends. All of a sudden, Mr. Le’s friends asked the question, “where are you taking your son to school?” came up. The question had been discussed multiple times among the group of friends, but this time seems different, because the Le family did some research to see which option was best for their son Alex. 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.
Did you know that Americans spend over 1.3 billion dollars a year? That means the average family is expected to spend over 600 dollars on school uniforms alone. School uniforms have always been a divided topic. You either love them or hate them and most adults see them as tried-and-true ways of discipline. Many children, however, loathe them, so are they really that good? School uniforms are bad because they hinder freedom of expression, they are another way to hurt financially struggling families, and do not help end, gang violence or bullying, but simply cover it.
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.
What if every student was required to wear uniforms at school? This question is brought up a lot with discussing school dress code. Many people think that wearing uniforms would be beneficial to the students. Some do not care what they wear and just want to go to school. Others think that it is the worst idea ever. Since everyone wants to stand out, be different, and not having to be restricted of what clothes they can wear is why students should not have to wear uniforms.
The cost of one uniform for a standard private school is $249. The cost is extremely expensive and the average amount of children in a family is 2. So that $249 doubles if you choose to have both your children attend a private school. Uniforms are expensive, they take out the personality of students, and some students think uniforms are overrated and not needed. A lot of schools make students wear uniforms when they believe they should wear whatever they want. I agree with these students and I wouldn’t want to be forced to wear a uniform either.
Why do schools have uniforms all they do is make a school look fancy. I’ve been thinking about all the schools that have uniforms most of them are charter schools and yet there is actually more drama in a school with uniforms than without.my thoughts are strict more strict than uniforms I have a cousin that went to a school with uniforms he actually he had a hard time he had to change his clothes right as he got home it bothered him a lot. Schools really shouldn’t need school uniforms.
Back to school shopping is probably the best thing about having to go back to school. You get to pick out all new outfits that you think would look good on you. We all love school shopping, but what if this privilege was taken from you? More and more public schools are switching to school uniforms. This is limiting the ways we show our individuality amongst our peers. School is a place where kids should be able to express themselves, not be put in regulated clothing. School is probably one of the only place kids can express themselves. Kids should not have to wear uniforms because uniforms take away our freedom of expression.
Those against school uniforms make the argument that the introduction of uniforms cause many students to rebel, making a more difficult learning environment. Almost all schools have dress code policies. An argument that follows naturally would be that students will rebel against any rules set in place. In contrast, uniforms actually create a calmer, more businesslike environ-ment. As teacher Ms. Barry said, "The kids wearing uniforms are less cocky towards adults." She also noticed that after introducing uniforms, her "kids sit up and pay attention. They 're quiet. I think the school takes on a quieter, studious atmosphere. They are getting along" (Huss 36-37). Rules are also good for young people. It gives them the structure that is needed.
Uniformity has developed a negative impact on the American society. Unlike nations such as China and Japan, America is a place that provides the students values like individuality and self-expression. These values are most significant among American children, especially when it comes to middle and high school students. This is one of the reasons why uniforms are frowned upon in public schools. 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
Going from fifth to sixth grade was difficult. I went from not having to worry about following a dress code to having to wear certain shirts and pants. Polos and khakis. I wore them every day, five days a week. But every now and then we got to wear whatever we wanted (with certain boundaries). On those days, people thought that they had to wear their most expensive clothes. Name brands like American Eagle and Aeropostale. They felt like they had to show their power in some way. You were considered “cool” if you had those logos on any part of your outfit. If you didn’t have them, then you might have been picked on or bullied because you didn’t have the money to afford it. Even though some thought that uniforms could stop bullying, they didn’t. Some might have said that they encouraged it. Students shouldn’t be forced to wear uniforms. It violates their rights. They are not allowed to wear anything to express themselves. They are forced to wear what other people want them to wear. Children tend to express themselves by what they wear to school on a daily basis. If they are feeling sad, then they might just wear sweatpants and a hoodie. Others might want to wear a shirt that supports what they believe. “Students at Friendly High School in Prince George 's County, MD, were not allowed to wear pink shirts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a result, 75 students received in-school suspensions for breaking the school 's uniform restrictions,” (para. 1). Some say that if
Envision waking up every morning to put on the same outfit and walk out the door, stress free. People would not have to worry about what fits, or what is fashionable at the time. Schools would not have to worry about inappropriate clothing but at the same time, that clothing may be a way for a student to express himself. Many schools view uniforms as a solution to several problems, but many schools view uniforms as a lack of self expression. School uniforms should continue, even though children may not get to express themselves, because they prohibit violence, provide cheaper lifestyles, and promote better education.
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. A school called Christ 's Hospital decided to give fatherless and poor children a chance of education. Citizens of London provided clothing to the children, which were actually long blue coats. The children wearing the long blue coats eventually developed a name for the outfit, "Bluecoat." Soon many other Christ 's schools decided to have matching clothing for their students. Thankfully, there are some photographs of some of the uniforms back then. The photos showed that boys wore Tam O ' Shanters with pom poms and girls have starched aprons with gloves. Many school’s uniform policy is varied from place to place.
School uniforms, school uniforms have been debated among the states with tons of studies that say they help with school issues and other studies that contradict school uniforms have no significant change. In order to save money schools shouldn’t be adding more costs to school, school should be cheaper, its fundamental to all kids to learn and not for the parents to be spending more money on school uniforms especially with families on a tight budget.
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. Uniforms nowadays are acting as collars to students, and schools are holding the leash. Children and adolescents in school are in that adapting period of life, they want to find out and learn about consequences on their decisions. Schools need to create an environment that encourages creativity and inspire them to break out of their shell. The tradition of uniforms is a repetitive and binding curse that needs stopping. This paper tackles how school uniforms produce more problems than it could handle.