Persuasive Paper School Uniforms

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In our schools today, there are problems that take the focus off education and make it more difficult for a student to learn. These problems include ridicule and discrimination, violence, expense, distractions, fashion extremes, and the formation of cliques. School uniforms can eliminate the problems that arise and distract students from the main focus of school, their education. School uniforms put an end to the "grueling, expensive, and sometimes violent competition to keep up with the latest fashion"("School Uniforms"). With the implementation of school uniforms, personal image, focus on education, school and personal safety, and economic impact will be augmented. Students must be able to feel a sense of security with their personal image. School uniforms eliminate social status in the classroom and all kids are the same, with their true selves being unchained by the clothing that they wear. All kids will fit in because they will all look alike and this will eliminate student focus on creating and maintaining their societal cliques according to different styles of dress. Every student will be dressed in a pre-planned school uniform and that will save time for the student who will be well dressed every day. They will know w Continue...

The extremes of fashion will be eliminated causing less stress for parents and school administrators. School uniforms provide a cost efficient wardrobe for both students and teachers that eliminate the problem of expensive school wardrobes, the spectrum of incomes, and in-style competition in regards to fashion. "(Online) Available http:www. For example, it will eliminate the gothic look, grunge, super baggy clothing, and the wearing of overly revealing clothing. School uniforms emphasize that the purpose of school is not to make a fashion statement but to learn. Unity creates a concrete and visible means of restoring order to classrooms. Second, if there is a valid educational reason for imposing clothing requirements, then there aren't any grounds for considering a violation of their freedom of expression. First off, the courts have made it clear that students do not have the same rights in school as they do outside. Uniforms also eliminate the cliques that are formed according to a particular fashion and the negative self-image due to the lack of in-style clothes. The problems of ridicule and discrimination, violence, expense, distractions, fashion extremes, and the formation of cliques, will all be dealt and with positive results. To enforce the dress code schools have homeroom sweeps and either hand out demerits, call the parents to bring the proper clothing to school or have a stockpile of extras of hand out loaner uniforms. Many students would ignore the rule or try to obtain necessary paperwork on file to "opt out," due to religious or aesthetic reasons. The 'everybody is equal' environment decreaseseliminates teasing and fights with dress as an underlying or direct reason. They send a message that school is not here for show.