The Pros And Cons Of School Uniforms In Schools

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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 …show more content…
Also uniform companies that sell standard uniforms will always be in demand for sales for private school and public schools that have this policy enforced because it is mandatory, hence, when it comes around the time of a new school year or individuals just need to buy a new set of uniform, those companies will always be making a profit; whereas, other clothing companies that sell non-uniform apparel are constantly fighting for sales because they have to please the buyers in order for them to buy their …show more content…
For example, cliques are formed in non-uniform schools based upon what is being worn. There are cliques of all individuals that can afford the high-end apparel and they will separate themselves from those who cannot afford expensive clothing. School uniforms create a level playing field among students, which increases confidence and self-esteem and reduces peer pressure and bullying. When students are all dressed in uniform, they are no longer being ridiculed on how they’re dressed in either less expensive or less fashionable outfits. In a 2013 survey by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and uniform manufacturer Lands ' End, 86 percent of school leaders said uniforms have a significant and positive impact to combat peer pressure, and 64 percent said uniforms reduce bullying (“Pro & Con Arguments: "Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?"”). Students feel socially accepted when all on the same playing field in regards to appearance of their clothing because school uniforms bring the social classes together. Through mandatory standardized uniforms, it increases safety for the students. In 1996, President Bill Clinton encouraged the use of school uniforms in order to improve safety and discipline because outsiders

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