Cost and Comfort Concerns Some may assume that school uniforms lessen a family's clothing expense. There are so many reasons why uniforms are a bad idea, and one that most of us could relate to is the fact that it can be so darn uncomfortable. It is interesting to note that collegiate uniforms in England were first used by universities, primary and secondary schools as markers of status and class. Kids who roll their sleeves up or fold their collars differently, or who tuck their shirts in or leave them out. The rationale for uniform is to create a level playing field.
This means decreased morning arguments as everyone knows exactly that the only dress to wear is the regulated school uniform. Why rally behind a cause that will not really benefit you or your child, for that matter? As media savvy individuals they are suspicious of attempts by some schools to use uniform as part of their corporate identity and brand. I wore that last week. Adults who have elementary aged children in school are especially prone to financial difficulties, as younger students participate in excessive physical play and are not always careful to protect their clothing. Experts say that the number of middle and high schools with uniforms is about half the number of elementary schools. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 47% of high-poverty public schools required school uniforms, while only 6% of low-poverty public schools required them.
We should not rely on school uniforms to swipe the problems under the rug, this does the students no good. Petersburg Times changed its name to Tampa Bay Times on Jan. Forcing them to wear ugly gray sweater vests and starched white shirts is not the way to do that. Their identity is stripped, and a lot of students tend to feel oppressed. If an item of clothing is lost and there is no name inside it, then it is very hard to give it back to the correct person in this society there are many cases of bullying and sometimes this can sadly lead to suicide.
The quality of their schoolwork, drawings, writings, attitude, etc. Incidents of vandalism were reported to have gone down 69%. Giving kids a choice to express themselves not only acknowledges their individuality but creates the possibility for a relationship of mutual respect. Secondly, uniforms can be detrimental to adult development. That is exactly what school uniform tends to achieve. Students should have to wear uniforms because it will help students to perform better at school, give students a sense of discipline, lower the cost for parents, and decrease the rate of crime.
Students, especially teenagers, already have a lot to rebel against, and mandatory uniform protocol gives them one more. The weird or supposed ugly kids will get bullied. They will have to think so much about clothing, shoes, or hair. There is no competition about being dressed in the latest trend, which would put a great deal of financial pressure on students and parents. School Uniforms Should be Eliminated because too much conformity is a bad thing. Almost daily at schools, it is a common norm to spend some time making the students obey to certain rules and get them disciplined.
Opponents: The idea of uniforms was based on the archaic education module, but in the present scenario, where the focus has shifted to modern education and individuality, uniforms are absolutely unnecessary. Yet another benefit of uniforms is that they teach students to dress according to guidelines. We learn about how these people expressed themselves and conquered and we can't even express ourselves in the hallways. Opponents: Rather than spending money on buying a uniform which their ward will never get to wear outside the school premises, the same can be used in buying books or other stuff which will actually be of some good use for their children. The additional costs are on the rise now, since more and more public school districts are now requiring their students to wear uniforms. Second, the bill would not mask income disparities, it would showcase them. It will be easier on the parents pockets and they all show equality.
Oh yeah, and they also are there to serve somebody else. Why do some public schools have uniforms? Uniforms being mandatory in all grade schooling would be a positive change. Vote and share your views on the school uniforms debate. Would you like if children or parents could choose to use uniform or not? Generally, dress codes are much less restrictive than uniform policies. A 2004 book makes the case that uniforms do not improve school safety or academic discipline. In June of 2007, the United States Supreme Court upheld a lower courts decision in regard to a student who wore an anti-Bush t-shirt to class, claiming that the child was utilizing his right to free political expression.
We want to encourage our children to be expressive and to think outside the box. Opponents of school uniforms also argue that school uniform policies are difficult to enforce and make students a target for bullies from other schools. Noting the perceived benefit that uniforms conferred upon Catholic schools, some public schools decided to adopt a school uniform policy. School is a place where uniforms are not needed. Expressing your ideologies, beliefs and philosophies, unfortunately, are hindered by school uniforms. Apart from being more respectful, this approach is also more effective over the long run and better preparation for life in a democratic society , than issuing a decree 'Wear this'.