Schools Should Not Apply School Uniforms Essay

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Schools Should Not Apply a School Uniform Policy on Students School uniforms have always been a good topic of discussion ever since the eighties when some public schools applied a school uniform policy. It has even made national headlines when President Bill Clinton stated in his state of the union address in 1996 that he actually recommended school uniforms saying that “if it only helps the students become more disciplined and orderly” (“School Uniforms”). However, school uniforms are extremely unpopular among students and a handful of adults. This despicable policy of school uniforms takes away students’ freedom of expression and makes them look like stuck up rich people that no one likes. Public schools should not apply a uniform policy …show more content…
“Some parents argue that uniforms should not be mandated in public schools which are supposed to be free for everyone.” (“School Uniforms”) Public schools are meant to be free so telling parents that they must pay for the children’s uniforms is not right when they are already paying for other school supplies such as textbooks, yearbooks and so forth. Also, parents already pay high school taxes and some families make tremendous financial sacrifices to do so and could not afford to pay for their child’s uniform if their school requires one. So requiring uniforms could put a low-income family into a financial crisis they might not be able to get out of. Plus, most schools change their uniforms every year which prevents parents from handing them down to the younger siblings in the family. This would cause parents to spend more money on new uniforms and the uniforms from the previous year would just be junk and would not be able to be used again. To sum it all up, if schools require a uniform, it might put some less-fortunate families into financial stress which could in the end hurt our …show more content…
A large reason why people support a school uniform policy is that uniforms can help improve our grades. However as previously stated in the first reason when it comes down to improving grades, only the students’ work can do so and not what they are wearing. Another reason why people support a school uniform policy is that uniforms can help students concentrate. “According to a study done by the NAESP, identified the following effects of school uniforms: 67 percent saw an improvement in student concentration” (“Necessary”). On the contrary, as uniforms are applied to schools it has also been stated that uniforms are detrimental against a students’ concentration due to their creativity being taken away from an applied school uniform policy. Also, people support a school uniform policy because school uniforms can “help students become safer when outside of school on field trips or other school activities outside the classroom” (School Uniforms). However, school uniforms will make students on a field trip stick out like a sore thumb and could be a highly potential target for gang members, or bullies from a rival school who take their petty rivalries a bit too seriously. While there are some valid points on the supporters’ side of the school uniform argument, there seems to be even more valid

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