School Uniforms: The Curse Of Sameness

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School Uniforms: The Curse of Sameness The school uniform is the epitome of sameness in the American society. It turns a lively, colorful world upside down and into the depths of bland uniformity. This policy has become more popular in the last few years and its growth must be put to an end. Schools should not implement school uniform policies because uniforms limit individuality and go against the Constitutional right to freedom of expression, they cause parents to have to spend a great deal of money on a second wardrobe, and there is no conclusive data to prove that uniforms truly solve any of the problems administrators intended for them to solve. Implementing school uniform policies in American public schools would be a violation of…show more content…
School boards must understand that, “... school uniforms may well be a financial burden to poorer families, who will be forced to buy uniforms in addition to regular clothing… (Source B)” As some find it hard to have enough regular clothing to get them through the school year, it would be unfair to require them to buy a whole new set of clothing in order to attend public school. It would not only negatively affect the families, but also, “Another cost factor… is the increased burden on administrators, staff, and faculty to enforce policies. (Source D)” With a stricter dress code, comes stricter enforcement, for there is no point to a dress code if it is not executed. Goods such as “Loner” clothing would be a required purchase of schools for those students who do not fit the dress code, but cannot change, and a plethora of rules would need to be decided and put in order, such as: what length of skirts/shorts will be the regulation, tools for measuring precisely, what colors will be worn, jewelry or no jewelry?, type of socks allowed, shoes allowed, pants, even if nail polish will be permitted or not. It all puts a mental burden on administrators, costing them their peace of mind. It should become clearer to school boards that, “No more time should be wasted on school uniforms. The cost is too high. (Source B)” For students, parents, teachers, and administrators, the concept of enforcing uniforms comes at much too high a price. This strange approach to a superior education costs young and old their sanity and their
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