School Uniforms Should Not Be Banned Essay

1054 Words Sep 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Most private schools have implemented the use of school uniforms, and many public schools are looking to go the same route. Adopting a policy of uniforms is generally to increase the academic integrity of the students within the school. The thought being that if students are no longer so focused on the clothes they and their classmates wear the students will spend more time focusing on their studies. However, school uniforms instead stifle creativity, do not allow for religious freedom, and cause monetary problems and are therefore unnecessary within the school system.
School uniforms do not allow for personal expression of creativity. This is, of course, one of the primary goals of school uniforms but not having an outlet for creativity is harmful to a growing child. It could harm older students feel as though they are not trusted to choose appropriate clothing and that they are being treated like children. Requiring students to wear school uniforms teaches them that their bodies are not their own. Uniforms teach students they have no say in how they look or act. Advocates for uniforms say that uniforms prepare students for adult life and the job world. School isn’t a job, it’s a learning experience. School is where students learn who they are and where they fit into the world and that is so much easier when students can play with their own style. Personal style is an easy way to express a student’s individual creativity that uniforms don’t allow. When all the students…

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