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School Uniform Debate

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Cookie Monster

on 5 December 2014

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Transcript of School Uniform Debate

Should School Uniforms be required in schools in the United States?
School Uniforms
The debate of whether or not schools should require students to wear uniforms has been argued over for many years. According to Occupytheory.org a picture shows that 21 states in the United States already have public schools that require uniforms. Why haven't the other 29 states changed their requirements?
More Pros
Students still have the ability to express themselves through hair styles, make up, or attitude.
More Cons
Works against students' rights of the First Amendment; freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble or prohibit the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Facts Against School Uniforms
Deters students' individuality.
Costly to low-income families.
Makes students targets for other schools.
Could decrease a child's comfort level.
Enforcing rules to wearing uniforms is difficult.
Facts For School Uniforms
Costs less than preferred choice of clothing.
Reduces the pressure each morning to find clothes.
Decreases the possibility of violence in school
Students would need less time to prepare in the morning.
Provides a smaller chance of distraction by clothing in school.
Pakhare, Jayashree. "Facts Against School Uniforms." Web log post. Buzzle. N.p., 16 May 2013. Web. 23 Sept. 2014.
"Pros and Cons of School Uniforms Statistics." OccupyTheory Pros and Cons of School Uniforms Statistics Comments. N.p., 9 July 2014. Web. 23 Sept. 2014.
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Cannot guarantee a complete reduction of violence or drug abuse.
Creates a type of equality.
Forces responsibility to take care of uniforms.
Kouzmine, Michelle. "Readers Respond: The Pros and Cons of School Uniforms." About.com Kids' Fashion. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014.
A solution I have is to keep school dress codes. Some schools still have dress codes and I feel that this provides more ways for students to express themselves through clothes, make-up, hair styles, or attitude.
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