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Uniforms Vs. No Uniforms

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Uniforms Vs. No Uniforms By:Cole Nitteberg and Joseph Holley School uniforms have been at the center of heated debate since the early 1990’s. President Clinton endorsed the use of uniforms during his State of the Union address in January of 1996. Since that time, experts have been debating the impact of the school uniform on every aspect of student life from academics to social status.

Uniforms make us all the same, Do you think thats right? Uniforms should not be Uniforms should not be used in schools because they violate a students right to freedom of expression, they are a financial burden for poor families, make students a target for bullies in other ways. Wearing uniforms violates the students right to freedom of expression because students have the right to choose what to wear. Freedom of Choice is written out in our Billl of Rights and the school has no place to take away these rights. Uniforms are a financial burden because families have to buy school uniforms and fashionable clothes when all they would have to do if there was not uniforms is just buy regular clothes. Uniforms are also only worn in schools so when student are not in school they wear regular clothes so parents are buying other dress clothes for other things Uniforms makes students a target for bullies in other ways because when bullies loose the ability to draw attention on clothing they find other things. Bullies will start bullying students because of their electrical devices, sunglasses, their car, etc. Uniforms are a bad idea all around because they violate a students right to freedom of expression, makes a student a target for bullying, and are a financial burden Over 18.8 million Americans have suffered from a sense of not belonging or loneliness. The school environment is where most of the problems begin. If you could go to a school where you feel equal to your classmates, where you do not feel threatened or bullied, and you feel pride and a sense of belonging, wouldn’t you want to? School uniforms are a necssity in today’s school environment because they reduce peer pressure felt among students, are more cost effective than “trendy” clothes, and result in a decrease in school violence and bullying. Students often face peer pressure regarding types of clothes and specific brands worn. Ninety percent of teahers surveyed stated that uniforms addressed this “fitting in” issue. Uniforms promote equality among students and keep students from judging one another by what they wear. Uniforms do not exclude or erase a student’s individuality or freedom of expression. They allow students to be on the same playing field with image and dress. Unforms are cost efficient. The average cost of uniforms per year is a mere $249.00. A 1998 study found in USA Today confirmed that parents spend less per year for school uniforms than regular clothes. With the latest trends and brand names changing from season to season and year to year, parents feel the pressure (from their children) to purchase the latest merchandise. Studies show the cost can rise as high as $500.00 or more per year for non uniform attire. According to a survey conducted by the US Department of Education, violence, including bullying, in schools has decreased significantly as a result of the implementation of school uniforms. Data retrieved from one school shows that crime/violence has had a 91% decrease and vandalism saw a 69% decrease. In addition, 86% of teachers surveyed indicated that school uniforms promoted a sense of security. School uniforms are a necssity in today’s school environment because they reduce peer pressure felt among students, are more cost effective than “trendy” clothes, and result in a decrease in school violence and bullying. http://www.terrebonneparish.com/local/educational/schools/uniforms/uniforms.htm
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