Schools Are Not Fashion Shows : Requiring School Uniforms Essay

1466 Words Apr 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Schools Are NOT Fashion Shows: Requiring School Uniforms My elementary and middle school years were the best for me. Everyone were friends, no one thought they were better than anyone and for the most part we all worked as a team. When I started high school, I was noticed more because of certain things I wore and some of my friends from Elementary and Middle School went unnoticed because they weren’t as up-to-date with the latest fashions and etc. I was exposed to gang activity and because most high schools are open campuses, the chances are higher for dangerous people to come on campus. In October, shots were reportedly fired at a home football game against Charlotte Catholic. The following Monday, the school was placed on lockdown after there were more reports of gunfire. (WBTV) In Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, all high schools are uniform free. According to BBC, England students were the first to wear uniforms in 1222. School uniforms were meant to bring equality to students regardless of their parents wealth.Use of school uniforms in the U.S. started in the early 1900 's for parochial and private schools, but it wasn 't until the 1980s that public schools began to use uniforms.School officials at this time noticed changes in the students ' attitudes as well as a decline of disciplinary issues after the uniform policy was introduced. This led a few other schools to start using uniforms as well. (Meleen) As time went on, schools began to use uniforms as a sense of…

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