Essay about Do School Uniforms Really Serve a Purpose?

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In the past school uniforms have been a requirement for private schools only, however; the number of public schools requiring uniforms is growing rapidly (Brunsma). Every parent wants their child to feel safe while they are at school. This is just one of the many things that implementing school uniforms into public schools will do for students (Maxwell). School uniforms have also been proven to be a key asset in keeping gang colors and symbols out of schools (Maxwell). The requirement of uniforms has also led to a decrease in violence and theft due to expensive clothing and shoes, helped to instill a sense of discipline in students, a reduction in the number of distractions for students, and helped give the students a sense of …show more content…
They also found that many school’s uniform appropriate sweatshirts and shorts are available for six dollars each at the schools (Portner). Local charities in the area often provide free school items for students such as, backpacks, shoes, and uniforms (Portner). Two teenagers surveyed in Houston, Texas were able to find their uniforms for school at the local Academy Sports and Outdoors (Aguilar). The girl, age thirteen, bought her white uniform shirt for nine dollars and ninety-nine cents and her navy jumper for seven dollars and ninety-nine cents (Aguilar). The boy interviewed, also age thirteen, bought both his white polo uniform shirt and his khaki uniform shorts for nine dollars and ninety-nine cents (Aguilar). For the fifth year Chevron and Neighborhood Centers Inc. set to get Houston area student’s new school clothes (Williams). The volunteers from Chevron provided one thousand area students with new uniforms to start the school year (Williams). Once all of these options have been considered, if parents still argue that the price of the uniforms are too high, most districts offer an opt out option (Portner). This option is available to parents and guardians who do not wish for their student to participate in the school uniform policy set forth by the school (Portner). The cost of uniforms may be found to be much lower than the total expense of

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