Why Schools Should not have Uniforms Imagine being a student, wearing the same outfit to school everyday and not just any outfit, a school uniform. How does it affect students’ academics and school life? School uniforms, often used in private schools, are gaining numbers in public schools. There is a large debate on whether school uniforms benefit or harm students. The first reason public schools should not have uniforms is that regardless of what school uniform proponents say, school uniforms will not prevent bullying.
It is a common myth that parents who homeschool their children spend much more on education yearly than a parent who sends their children to public school when, in fact, the opposite is true. The government spends around $10,000 on a national average per student each year. The cost of homeschooling one child is about $600 dollars for each curriculum. When homeschooling multiple children, many families also share copies of books, saving much more on textbooks than the average classroom. Another misconception of homeschooling is that only families with higher incomes can teach their children at home.
The school is wasting so much money, that they might not have enough to provide for the school. What good is a school, if you can’t dispense for it. If they cut sports, then the school will have enough money to buy better technology, supplies and new equipment for the gym. According to Ripley, a superintendent sat down and actually added up the cost, financial and actually mental, of sports. And he found that they were spending, in this little tiny town, $1,300 per football player each season and $618 per math student.
According to several educational studies cited in “How Smaller Schools Prevent School Violence” from Educational Leadership, a magazine dedicated to informing educators about new education innovations, violence occurs less often in small schools: “Among schools with 1,000 or more students, 33 percent experienced a serious violent crime, compared with 4-9 percent of small and medium-sized schools. Large schools had a ratio of 90 serious violent incidents per 100,000 public school students, compared with 38 per 100,000 in medium-sized schools” (Klonsky 66). With rising numbers of school shootings and the like, small schools drastically reduce the chances of these events happening. The small stature of these schools generates a community in which anonymity does not exist as
In conclusion, school uniforms are a great thing to have in schools. Even though there is that argument on whether school uniforms will violate the right of self-expression to students it will continue either way. At the end of the day students should see that there are more positive effects with uniforms rather than negative ones. It should be taken in consideration that the clothes a student wears will not determine the ability of learning, but why not pick school uniforms that can help stop current school
Should students be forced to wear a uniform? School uniforms have been a widely popular topic of discussion with many viewpoints both for and against it. Based on information collected about the percentage of public schools that require uniforms to be worn by its students, the number of schools requiring uniforms is increasing each year at a rate of about a three percent. I think that students should not be required to wear school uniforms because they are ineffective. They do not help to reduce problems, but instead cause unnecessary new ones.
However, it’s wrong, false, simply inaccurate, I mean there’s even evidence to verify its deceitfulness, such as “Children and teenagers in the United States spend more hours in school than kids in Asian countries, according to data compiled in 2009. U.S. children spent an average of 1,146 instructional hours per year in school, students in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore spent 1,050, 1,013, 1,005 and 903 hours respectively, according to FoxNews.com. However, students in Asian countries consistently outperform U.S. students on math and science tests” so, the question is, is it really benefiting students? The answer is no, the only thing lengthening the hours of school does, is belittle the student’s social life, cause stress, and depression, therefore there’s not a real reason to do it How can a student
In this essay, I will focus on the following points: Uniforms bring unity into schools, improves student’s behavior both in and out of school, and reduce distraction. Firstly, uniform brought unity into schools. When everyone is dressed the same, peer pressure is reduced because it is difficult for bullies to make fun of someone when everyone is wearing the same. Also, when students are wearing uniforms, there wouldn’t be any competition on about being in the latest trend and who’s clothes are more expensive. For schools that do not have uniforms, the problems mentioned exists.
Before one must speak of how counselors impact students and their future decisions, one must have a grander scheme of something none as the counselor ratio. The ratio was establish as the ideal number of students to one counselor which stands at 250 students for one counselors. However due to increased population nationally schools have become overcrowded and these ratios can not be reached. A survey conducted by the ASCA as of 2015 the average student to counselor ratio stands at “ 482-to-1 in 2014-15, compared with 491-to-1 the previous year. Although the national average has decreased, it’s still nearly twice ASCA’s recommended ratio of 250 students per school counselor.
Pakistan already has started reforming its education system with global collaboration that is reflected in Punjab and gradually will work for the rest of the country. However, a large number of children remain out of school and are deprived of a quality education. In 2012, Pakistan has the second largest number of children out-of-school (more than 12 million children). Pakistan maintained a low level of spending, allocating around 1.9% of GDP on education . As a result, the country made slower progress and is unlikely to achieve its goal of providing primary education to all of its citizens by 2015.