Essay about Should School Uniforms Be Mandatory?

1235 Words Feb 29th, 2016 null Page
School uniforms are a very controversial issue and continues to be an on going debate among several individuals regarding whether they should or should not be made mandatory in all schools. Many individuals have their reasons as to why school uniforms should not be implemented and made mandatory in the school systems such as taking away from the students right to self-expression, students opposing the idea of school uniforms, and that school uniforms may promote conformity over individuality. Whereas, other individuals think of it as a positive and believe that it should be implemented and made mandatory within all school systems. School uniforms are common in private schools but are also starting to become a popular trend in public schools and can be beneficial to all students, parents, and school officials. School uniforms in private and public schools can be both beneficial and detrimental to students academically, economically, and socially. Many times students are worried about finding the right outfit to wear or making sure they have the latest styles. However, “with the implementation of uniforms, students no longer spend hours deciding what they are going to wear to school” (Bradshaw), instead school uniforms keeps students more focused on their education and not their clothes. “A bulletin published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals stated that "when all students are wearing the same outfit, they are less concerned about how they look and…

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