Thesis Statement About School Uniforms

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Thesis Statement: The implementation of uniforms in Silliman University is a necessity in order to alleviate social classism, have the students focus on their studies rather than on the way they look and keep the students from wearing provocative outfits.

A sine qua non of the implementation of school uniforms

Traditionally, private schools and parochial institutions, favor the use of school uniforms of students; and here in the Philippines, wearing of school uniforms is the norm. The use of school uniforms is one of the most common way of teaching the students’ discipline especially in following the rules. Here in Silliman University, its seems the debate of the “should we or shouldn’t we” and
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As students, we would be hypocrites if we will say that our outfits are at the least of our concerns when going to school. Whether we like it or not, we always worry about how we look and are in the constant state of a wardrobe dilemma. The use of school uniforms would let the students’ worry less about how they are seen by the people around them, their worry if their “top matches their skirt” or if the question “are my new kicks cool enough?” would be off their list, and if they stop trying to look a certain way, they will actually be able to put their attention on their studies. Also, it is given that this will improve their punctuality as they no longer have to spend a lot of time deciding on what to wear that day. According to the bulletin published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, "When all students are wearing the same outfit, they are less concerned about how they look and how they fit in with their peers; thus, they can concentrate on their schoolwork." Thus proving our hypothesis that through this solution, the students will be able to allot more effort and time on their studies rather than focusing on other stuff, namely their outfits, that shouldn’t really matter especially at…show more content…
While some might claim that seeing people who dress differently are distracting, some actually claim and praise the “nonconformists” for being true to themselves. Which brings us to the next issue that uniforms restrict the students from expressing themselves and individuality, wearing school uniforms restrict the students from showing physically their personalities- no more dressing up according to whatever their mood is for that day; and while conformity isn’t really a bad thing on most cases, school uniforms promote and value conformity over individuality. Also, some argue that promoting school uniforms would be a lot like suppressing individual thought and ignoring how diverse and different the students are and how different they think. Next, researchers claim that even though the students are dressing the same way, uniforms do not really conceal their socioeconomic standing, it gives only the illusion of equality that only lasts a couple of months as by the time goes it will be pretty evident to everyone who is up on the social ladder. Lastly, we now live in a time where everyone seems to value humanism. Especially to feminists, according to them it is wrong to tell a girl to stop wearing what she wants just because it is seen as provocative and would distract the mean, which to
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