Public Schools Need a Uniform Policy

Public Schools Need a Uniform Policy

According to our former President Bill Clinton in the article “Can Uniforms save our school”. Clinton states that “school uniforms are one step that may be able to break this cycle of violence, truancy, and disorder”. The Mandating of uniforms was one of the first steps taken to improve schools safety and discipline. Therefore all public schools should require students to wear uniforms. If students were required to wear uniforms there would be a decrease in truancy. It is important for students to be accepted by their peers. Which is why they tend to spend the majority of their mornings trying to figure out what to wear to school. By wearing uniforms it would save students time in getting dressed and allow them to get to school on time. Another benefit of school uniforms is the increase of attendance and academic achievement. Distractions in the classroom can also be reduced if all students were to wear uniforms. Uniforms help set the tone of a classroom as a serious place for learning. It is also said that students who wear uniforms may engender positive changes in themselves and in school. The increase in discipline and security is also another benefit we encounter with the help of uniforms. The uniform policy blurs socioeconomic lines since students cannot judge each other by their clothes anymore. Uniforms also help increase security by making it obvious who is not supposed to be on campus grounds. Opponents of wearing uniforms argue that students cannot be their own individuals. Despite the fact that every student is wearing the same uniform they can still be unique in different ways. For example grade can be used as away of showing how different we really are from one another. Enforcing uniforms can help parents save money by reducing the cost of being fashionable. Uniforms can reduce or even eliminate arguments over expensive clothes. If all students can wore uniforms there would be no reason to figh…


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