School uniform is a standard set of clothes which is worn by a group of people. However, more and more people say that it may not be a must for students to wear a school uniform. People have debated this issue, many times. We should get to know both the advantages and disadvantages of wearing a school uniform. School uniform is an identification for students. It is a form of respect to the school.
There are some advantages of wearing a school uniform compulsorily. Firstly, wearing a school uniform can save the students’ money and time on choosing what to wear to school because there is no need to purchase different clothing to wear. Also, they don’t need to decide what to wear in the morning. It is a place for study, not a place for fashion. Secondly, wearing a school uniform can prevent mental comparisons between students. They will not be envious of other classmates clothing e.g expensive brand named or beautiful clothing because all the students must wear the same clothing, there are no comparisons.
Once you wear a school uniform and enter the school, all students will become equal. Thirdly, school uniform shows which school you belong to and it looks: neat, tidy and professional. It shows the tidiness and discipline of the school and decreases discrimination among peers. Therefore, wearing school uniform is good for students. On the contrary, there are voices from the students saying that they want more freedom, by wearing casual clothing. There are some disadvantages of wearing school uniform compulsorily.
Firstly, you wear comfortable and fashionable clothing that expresses your personality because school uniform is a uniform style. School uniform is rigid, and all the people look the same and cannot express their personality. It would inhibit the students feelings of self-expression. Secondly, if you don’t wear school uniform, you will spend too much money buying different clothes to wear to school every day. Casual clothing is our necessities in our life, we have to buy them. Therefore, we should be able to wear it at school. Therefore, they don’t need to spend extra money to buy a school uniform, to wear.
Thirdly, students can wear any style and colour that they prefer. They can make themselves look beautiful and fashionable. It is good for students to show their individuality and it makes students feel more self-confident. It also fills the whole school, with colour, instead of wearing a school uniform that seems very rigid, and boring.
As a conclusion, coins have two different sides, similar to the opposing opinions about having a compulsory school uniform. There are some advantages and disadvantages about wearing school uniform. Although, wearing a school uniform is a better choice for students, a uniform can represent the identification of students, the respect to the school and also the respect of being a student. A school is a place for students to learn, to study. Students should concentrate on their studies, not what they are wearing.
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Imagine having to wear school uniforms everyday. The same dress code every week., the same color pants and shirts every week. Uniforms especially those that have color and style requirements for every part of the outfit are not easy for many parents to afford. Students should be able to have a choice to wear whatever they want.Students should not have to wear uniforms;they should be able to express their style, school uniforms should be banned, children's freedom of expression is restricted by school uniforms.
Students should be able to express their style. “Parents, kids and even ALCU have noted that growing children need to learn to express themselves.” We cannot be able to express ourselves by wearing basic uniform.(Rauscher)“Some may assume that school uniforms lessen a family clothing expense.’’ (Rauscher)Most uniforms is expensive especially the kind I like to wear, the cheap ones are itchy. “Wearing uniform takes away your freedom of expression.” (“Do School Uniforms Violate a Student’s Right to Freedom of Expression?”) Uniforms are too plain and ordinary.
School uniforms should be banned. “Almost 20% of public schools in America now require students to wear uniforms to school.” (Rauscher) Most schools don’t require students to wear uniform but now the district has changed the policy. “I see the world became so uniform. Everybody has to be the same, I like people who are different.” (“Eric Cantona Quotes at BrainyQuote.com”) I can’t express my style by wearing uniform because it’s too basic.”School uniforms demand strict obedience in an environment with mandatory conformity.” (Rauscher) My school policy is strict as well we can't even wear scarfs.
Students freedom of expression is restricted by school uniforms. ‘’ Students who have to wear the same clothing as every other student in their school are not able to express their individuality and creativity.” (“Does Imposing School Uniforms Prevent Students from Creatively Expressing Themselves?”) .We should get rid of school uniforms so that all children can express themselves freely. “Most students who are required to wear uniforms consistently express strong distaste for them” (KatherineF) . I am one of those students that express strong distaste for them because I like to express my style. “Allowing students to wear what makes them feel comfortable will prevent them from feeling embarrassed and enable them to place confidence in their unique personal identity (KatherineF).” A lot of students get bullied because of what they wear.
Some students may disagree with me because they think we should have to wear uniform. Other students might believe that students should have to wear uniform. I believe we shouldn’t because we should be able to express the way we are. “We should wear uniforms because it’s easy for us to pick out clothes.” in students voice. I think we have more choices with our regular clothes. “We should wear uniforms because they go with everything.” Well if we don’t have to wear uniforms you can still wear uniforms if u want to. As you can see, is that I believe uniforms should be banned.
In conclusion, most people believe that we should wear uniform. Students should be able to freely express themselves. As a student it is hard to express yourself with all the enforced rules.I think uniforms should be banned from the entire usa. Students should not be recommended or required to wear uniforms, we have freedom, we shouldn’t have school rules. If we let uniforms continue, students will not be happy and be able to enjoy their free time as much as they want to. Taking that away and replacing it with a mandatory uniform will disable them from being able to choose for themselves in the future.
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KatherineF. “3 Mains Reasons Why Kids Shouldn’t Have to Wear School Uniforms | eHow.” eHow. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Jan. 2016.
Rauscher, Matt. “Reasons Why Students Should Not Wear Uniforms | eHow.” eHow. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Jan. 2016.