Effects Of School Uniforms

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School uniforms should be enforced in public schools. Uniforms were first introduced in the 16th century in England at charity schools for poor children. School uniforms have many positive effects on students. Enforcing school uniforms will fix the issue of the dress code and will get rid of the little issues that they confront with this dress code. Uniforms are a great way for students to have a good education and be more successful. School uniforms will increase student safety and decrease crime. With school uniforms students will feel safer around their classmates because if something is out of the ordinary with the uniform that means that he or she is up to something negative. Crime will decrease tremendously because the uniforms help …show more content…
There are many students that take a long time to find their clothes in the morning. Many students do not like what they are wearing or they do not find clothes in the morning. The consequence of this is that they do not go to school and they rather just stay home because they do not like what they are wearing. This problem can be solved by enforcing uniforms and that will make mornings for these students much easier. The discipline of students will also decrease because there are many students that like to argue on what they are wearing and that causes drama and bad choices. A 2010 study by researchers at the University of Houston found that the average absence rate for girls in middle and high school decreased by 7% after the introduction of uniforms. The study also found that "behavioral problems shifted towards less severe infractions." This study is giving evidence that uniforms will decrease discipline and attendance issues and that uniforms are a great idea to any public …show more content…
Parents will have less stress if school officials enforce school uniforms. Every year students need new clothes every year and it is a hassle to find good cheap clothes. Many parents do not have the money they need to afford normal clothes and school uniforms will help this problem. School uniforms cost about $45 dollars for two sets and that will probably be good for the whole week at school. A national 2013 survey of 517 US school leaders found that 94% of those surveyed believe "one of the main benefits to parents is that school uniforms are more cost-effective than regular apparel," and 77% estimated the average annual cost of school uniforms per child to be $150 or less. School uniforms will prevent parents from paying hundreds of dollars for regular clothes and they will feel less stressed and less pressured to go

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