Uniforms have a positive effect on students’ self-esteem, attendance, discipline, and test scores. They have also been proven to decrease the rate of crime and violence in public schools. Most students and even parents will argue that school uniforms stifle individualism. The teenage years are a time when adolescents try out different persons, often experimenting with different styles of clothing during this phase. Opponents argue that uniforms take away an individual’s freedom of expression.
In this new generation, kids don’t care about school as much and would rather be home anyway. Although suspending misbehaving students may have worked in the past, schools should choose a different way of discipling students because, suspending students doesn’t fix their behavior, one the students come back they are more than likely to get themselfs suspended on purpose again, and finally most students
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.
Everyone knows that gang life follows you no matter where you go, so by these kids still being in school, they bring the trouble around other students and if affects and jeopardizes their safety. I feel as though private schools have little to no crime because over half of the students in these communities cannot afford the yearly tuition. Older gang members are recruiting these kids because for some reason they look up to them and they know they will do whatever is asked of them. They cannot go into the schools and cause drama with these kids, so they recruit the younger ones that are still in school to take care of their business and to promote illegal drug sales. I do not think that this is right and I wish there was more police presence in the public school system, especially in the high risk areas.
Most students dislike them, and they restrict self-expression and individuality. Forcing students to wear one thing or another will leave them uncomfortable, with one less outlet to express themselves. Though they may make your mornings shorter and leave your wardrobe simple, school uniforms leave children somewhat unprepared for adulthood, with their clothing choices pre made. While some state that school uniforms stop or decrease bullying, bullying stretches beyond clothing and brands; it targets race, ethnicity, personality, sexual orientation, and all the things in between. The vast majority of kids are against school uniforms, so in an environment where children and teenagers need to be supported and educated, their needs should be the top priority -- and school uniforms do little to help
Many people think that dress codes at school are limiting the children 's freedom of expression and others say that they are very necessary and constitutional. What are the benefits of school uniforms or preventing children from wearing what they want to wear on a daily basis. What evidence do the schools have in order to legally ban the students’ freedom of expression? School dress codes should not be enforced on the children in order to maintain an environment open to diversity. The responsibility remains with the school and the community as a whole to maintain an environment open to diversity and allow the students to confront ideas different from their own.
School dress codes and uniforms are a bad idea About most of public schools in the United States requires dress codes. Schools in the United States need to follow dress codes in public schools because they are supposed to help kids with many things. Do you think maybe dress codes or uniforms are making people and kids worse as of how they act and behave? Many of the kids in the community have asked parents or the parents have decided to move their children to a different school because they need to wear or require a dress code/uniforms. People in school such as teachers have noticed that many kids are unhappy because of dress codes and uniforms.
A recent study said more than two thirds of americans agree with the notion that “liberals have gone too far in trying to keep religion out of the schools and the government” (Rosentiel). Religion is a belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power. Having religion in schools is a big controversy because religious people want prayer in school and non religious people do not want prayer in schools. Religion is a big topic to talk about but especially in schools. The controversial idea of praying in schools is detrimental to the school environment because it could cause arguments, it would have to be inclusive to all religions, and it would not consider the interests of non-religious students.
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. It is harder for gang members to identify themselves if they can not wear a shirt with a gang sign or a certain color shirt. Students would most likely show more school spirit and school pride. While a class is on a school trip the uniforms could help teachers identify their students quicker. Dr. Viola Vaughan think that uniforms have improved their students’ grades and behavior.
Both the students and most parents don't completely agree with the concept of school uniforms. The parents are stating that, "Children express themselves through their clothes. Uniforms, stifle creativity. They allow for no individuality, no self-expression.1". But, having school uniforms or a "dress-code" isn’t something for the students to worry about.