The Pros And Cons Of School Uniforms

Each morning, many kids and teens alike look in their closet and carefully or carelessly pick out an outfit, with no restrictions placed on their self-expression through clothes. Some, however, have limited or no freedom in what they wear. School uniforms have always been considered a controversial issue. Teachers and faculty continue to support dress codes while many students resist the steady increase in uniforms that is occurring in schools today. Both sides of the argument are well represented with structural evidence supporting them. Studies show that school uniforms can both improve test scores and well as prevent bullying in schools, yet the overall student opposition to uniforms can unintentionally cause negative repercussions in both of those areas.
While uniforms and dress codes have always been debated, the controversy became prominent in the United States of America during the late 1960’s because of a dress code
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In Britain, the majority of schools observe a strict dress code. It is often mandatory for students to wear blue or black skirts and pants, along with blazers, ties, pullovers, and even socks of a specific color. Some schools go as far as to ban makeup and fashion accessories. However, once a student is sixteen, many schools will relax the uniform and allow the teenagers to have more power over what they wear.
Uniforms are also seen in Eastern Asia. Uniforms have been a staple in Japanese schools for over a century. While the elementary age students are allowed to dress more casually, the middle and high school students have strict military like uniforms. They have different lightweight uniforms for the summer months and team practices. Uniforms are evident throughout Malaysia also for both the students and some teachers. Most private school use the same uniforms as the public schools, but some "international" schools have customized

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