The Pros And Cons Of School Uniforms

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1600’s - Uniforms rapidly became an accepted tradition in the Great England Public Schools

1900’s - Cherry Hill Elementary in the United States was the first public school to institute a school uniform policy
(James, 2016)

1. Restrict freedom of expression
• Clothing is a major aspect of self expression
• Entitled to the most basic self-determination rights
• Used to stand up for issues people are passionate about

2) Limelight the socio economic divisions
• Not all students can afford uniforms
• Average cost of uniforms: $249
• (Should students have to wear school uniforms, 2016) (Denniston, 2014) (Anderson, 2011) (Lisa, 2014) (Jeffords, 2012)

Negative effect on self image
• Forcing students to wear certain outfits rather than allowing them to wear something for their body size can cause embarrassment
• Studies found many girls tend to compare themselves to others

(Should students have to wear school uniforms, 2016) (Denniston, 2014) (Reed, 2011) (Lisa, 2014) (Jeffords, 2012)

Socio economic lens
• Not all students can afford school uniforms
• Average cost is $249
Body size lens
• Lack of confidence (self-esteem)
Religion
• Style of the uniforms may be prohibited in some religions
• Eg. Short sleeved shirt

(Elshamy, 2016)
(Dalile, 2016)
(Runge, 2013)

Not looking through:
Sexual Orientation
• Transexual/transgender people would be forced to decide between a female or male uniform
• Could be conflicting if someone is confused about their gender

(Elshamy,

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