The most common argument against implementing school uniforms are student’s self-expression. School uniforms may limit what a student can or not wear with it, but they still can have their own ways of self-expression. One way is by having a different hairstyle, or include accessories, or by even wearing a different style of shoes. School uniforms are the most appropriate way of students expressing themselves without breaking any dress code rules. Many students that know uniforms will be beneficial, but don’t agree with school uniforms will continue to disagree with implementing them.
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the concept of uniform as dress of the same style, materials and color worn by a group. Spencer (2013) states that, “A shirt, tie and blazer may not be the ingredients for my favorite outfit, but if I were given the choice, I wouldn 't throw away the idea of school uniform. Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a school student.” Imagine being able to wake up every morning, get out of bed, put on the same thing you wore the day before, and head off to school. Not only would you be able to do such a thing, but all of your friends were doing it. Sound too good to be true?
How would you feel if the government required your school to wear school uniforms? If you wear school uniforms, you would not have to pick out what you wear to school. If you do not have to wear school uniforms then you would still get your own choice as to what you wear to school. School uniforms have many benefits and the government should require schools to make their students wear school uniforms. School uniforms “keep wealthy kids from showing off, prevent students from wearing gang colors in the school, contribute to school spirit, and help teachers more quickly identify students on field trips as well as spot outsiders who enter the building.” Since all the students in the school have to wear the same clothes, wealthier kids can not show off their clothes because they would be required to wear the school uniform.
My next point will be school uniforms help students believe they belong and do not feel the need to dress a certain way to fit in. The last and final point is school uniforms can save money and time. Even though many people believe public school students should not have to wear school uniforms, it is very effective for students to wear uniforms. Uniforms reduce violence and crime, they help students feel they belong, and uniforms save money and time. It has been argued by opponents that school uniforms can be a financial burden on many parents who need to buy school uniforms.
Students thinking of what to wear everyday will take a lot of time. Having School Uniforms you already have the required uniform ready before going to school. School uniforms help students to focus more on their studies because instead of focusing more on what their friends or classmates wear they all have the same clothes and they have nothing to compare to. It helps students to have their pride as a student, the name of their school by wearing a uniform. School uniforms are important because it helps students to unite, to act as one and tells that they are together.
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.
Dress code is a crucial part of school since it teaches good habits while preparing you for the later in life and creating a feeling of equality. In most schools today there is no dress code, but that needs to change. There are tons of cases of bullying in schools all across America. By enforcing a dress code it can unify students and ultimately help them in the long run. Not only does the dress code lessen bullying, it ingrains good habits for later in life.
Overall, this means that students must wear school uniforms. Every parent want their child to feel safe and happy in their school, not feeling pressured by the way they are dressed. Think of those children who are bullied because of their clothes and not able to come to school, how will their life be? Why not reduce the bullying when we are able to make a change just by making students wear school
Stephie Grob Plante, a writer and essayist, stated to Racked.com, “One-fifth of American student wear school uniforms…” Many children are required to have school uniforms but many more do not. Instead they have rules that state what they are and what they are not aloud to wear to school on a daily basis. Schools should require students to wear school uniforms because they provide extra safety, they help students concentrate on academics, and they save time. It is believed that school uniforms do not provide students with more safety. J. Scott Granberg-Rademacker, Jeffrey Bumgarner, and Avra Johnson, a group of professors that analyzed a national, stated that "school uniforms increased the average number of assaults by about 14 [per year]
Although students shall be punished for their actions, schools should not suspend students for their bad behaviors, they shall be punished in other ways, because they like not having to go to school so they will act up more, they will miss a lot of important lessons in their classes, and parents would have to figure out a plan for their child to stay home all day while they are at work. Most students don’t like going to school,