Social And Economic Differences Of School Uniforms

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Think back to high school for a minute. Although we all come from very diverse and cultural backgrounds. There is one factor that has played a major role in our day-to-day lives in high school and that is school uniforms. Although I thought that this had only affected students in private school, but this is not the case. According to the U.S. department of education and burro stated that to fix 1 in 5 us public schools for uniforms from “Between the 2003–04 and 2011–12 school years, the percentage of public schools reporting that they required that students wear uniforms increased from 13 to 19 percent” (Fast). Uniforms actually do more harm than good and should not be implemented in public schools. I witnessed this first hand coming to college …show more content…
The national center for educational stats reported in 2013 that “47 percent of higher public schools require school uniforms as opposed of 6 percent of low population, schools requiring school uniforms 2:17 min… Whenever there is a percent being set this creates an idea that Americans schools without uniforms are somehow have less education, safety, or both. This is unfair and leads to negative consequences to the students. People that support school uniforms would argue that they illuminate the evidence of social and economic differences in schools but this is not the case. This idea that all students arrive in a crisp, clean, and pristine clothing to school that is ready to wear in a cool environment while being indoors is not true. In reality, uniforms cost money, according to the article by David L. Brunsma PhD in the ultimo sense stated that whenever it comes to school uniforms…
“It should be clear by now that uniform policies are not effective in our public schools. ...School uniforms, as a policy and strategy, do not play a role in producing more parental involvement, increased preparedness, positive approaches toward learning, pro-school attitudes, a heightened feeling of school unity and safety, or positive school climates. Therefore, such a policy should not be discussed as increasing the educational atmosphere at any level of schooling"
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It also suggests that most children like them as "they do not need to worry about having the latest fashions" and therefore do not feel under pressure from their peers. But it says there is clear evidence that the costs to families are rising as schools become more demanding – and as more local authorities withdraw financial support for children moving from primary to secondary school” (Helm).
These are some of the issues on school uniforms and violation of individuality, social economic gap, and the unnecessary burden that it has put on students and families. Though there are some benefits and always supporters, the negative aspects of this situation far out rate the pros. This is why school uniforms should not be implemented in United States public

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