Should Uniforms Be Required Within Secondary Education Schools?

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Should Uniforms Be Required In Secondary Education Schools?
Growing up, I lived in Central Pennsylvania and attended a public school. This meant I never had to wear a uniform. I often wondered how I would feel if the school board decided to change its policies. Would I be grateful, or upset? I did know one thing for sure, choosing an outfit for the next day was I task I could’ve lived without. Thinking back, I could picture myself standing in front of my closet, staring blankly at the multi-colored sea of clothing that I’d seen so many times before. There was always the question of, “When did I wear this last?” or “Is it too soon to wear it again?” Even after the agony of deciding what to wear was over, I still felt the flutter of nervous anticipation as I imagined how my peers would react to what I had chosen. This time would I hear the encouraging, “Wow, I love your top! Where did you get it?” or the ever-dreaded, “Wake up late again, Savana?” I often thought about how my life would be different if I didn’t feel judged based upon my outfit choice. Would my friends still be my friends? Would there be fewer cliques due to the animosity of others’ social classeses? I was conflicted because as much as I loathed picking what I would wear the next day, I was also passionate about fashion and enjoyed expressing my sense of style. Besides, there was also no denying the truth in the old saying, “When you look great, you feel great.” However, my school board never questioned…

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