Should Students Wear School Uniforms

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School uniforms here in the United States were first introduced in the late 1900s and soon after that became an issue on whether or not students should have to wear school uniforms. According to the article “Background of the Issue” on procon.org, school uniforms first started in the 1980’s due to an argument over a pair of designer sunglasses, which resulted in a school shooting where a student was wounded. During the fall of 1988, there were 39 elementary schools and 2 middle schools that mandated students wear school uniforms, soon other states would start doing the same. In the article there is a quote where in 1996 Bill Clinton endorses school uniforms. The article states, “If it means that teenagers will stop killing each other over …show more content…
Instead of complaining about uniforms, she braces it, she states “Not only does it make getting dressed each morning a lot easier, but it sets sixth formers up as role models for younger students, and that 's important” (Spencer). School uniforms can help students cut down their wardrobe time while putting them in the right mindset to learn each day at school. I know people who take hours to get ready in the morning which causes them to arrive to school late. It would be so much easier and faster to know what you will be wearing for the following day. This will make mornings run a lot smoother and it might mean that students will arrive to school on time or it can reduce conflict between the students and the parents on the way to school or in the mornings in …show more content…
Many of the ways that school uniforms can promote school safety is described in the article “School Dress Codes are Necessary and Constitutional” by Daniels Stephens. One of the ways he believes it promotes safety is when he states “helping school administrators to more easily identify non-students, trespassers, and other visitors in the hallways who stand out in the crowd” (Daniels). With everything going on lately this can seem something so small but can make a difference and help identify intruders. Another way it can promote school safety is by reducing the risk of students being robbed because of expensive apparel, shoes, and/or jewelry. School uniforms can also prevent conflicts like stated before between different economic statuses where students may attack each other and arguments on who has better clothing because of the brands. School uniforms can also prevent girls for being harassed at school or bullied by wearing clothing that can be either “revealing” or “distracting” to other students. In the article, “How Ugly School Uniforms Will Save Education” written by Belinda Luscombe talks about several reasons why she is glad she wore uniforms when she was in school and why she believes all students should wear them also. One of the things she says is “If schools really are worried about boys being distracted by the female form, the right school

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