Essay on School Uniforms Should Not Be Banned

851 Words Dec 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Imagine someone waking up every morning and not having to worry about what to wear. They get up and their outfit is already picked for them. They do not have to worry about going to school and feeling different from the other students. They are able to feel good about themselves and others. This is what it feels like for students to wear school uniforms. “Uniforms have been a part of education for over a century” (Burkemper 18). There has been much positive feedback from the public school that requires school uniforms. Students are able to benefit more from the use of school uniforms than not using them. School uniforms do a significant job at keeping students more disciplined and focused in their studies. The NAESP conducted a survey on the effects of school uniforms. The principals in this survey believed that the students stay more disciplined and focused in their studies with school uniforms. Seventy-nine perfect of these principals said it positively affected the classroom discipline, and sixty-seven percent thought the students stay more concentrated on their studies (Daniels). “Dr. Viola Vaughan, principal at Southeast Halifax High School said that their school uniform policy has done a lot for the students both academically and behaviorally” (Burkemper p). These results can be seen, in the past five years, from dropout rates decreasing from 11.2 percent to 2.7 percent. Many people protest that school uniforms take away student’s freedom of speech. Uniforms are able…

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