School Uniforms Debate

To wear school uniforms or not to, is a debatable topic. While there are several pros associated with wearing uniforms, several are against the notion. Read on to know the debate that generally goes on with school uniforms
| Monday, March 2, 2009
The utilization of school uniforms is a subject of sizzling debate among parents and school authorities since long. Some dispute the advantages of school uniforms, while others consider that the shortcomings are far more abundant.

In our contemporary world, children have become much more conscious of their clothes and appearance. This basically echoes our contemporary ideals and the concentration of adults in garments. Kids can, nonetheless, without some of the reasonable influences that come with age and understanding, become much more fanatical with clothes and latest fashion trends. Children who come to school in old-fashioned attire can be mocked at, become a laughing stock or even tormented. The expense of those clothing and clashes connected with them leads many schools and parents to review the school uniform.

Parents' Stance

Few countries, on the other hand, are starting to overturn the decline in uniform usage. While schools in other countries are starting to pioneer uniforms for the first time. This is very contradictory topic, as elder students normally condemn the concept of uniform. Some parents also see an obligatory uniform as pushy and a violation of their fundamental liberty.

Students' Stance

Many students believe they lose their individuality when it is mandatory for everyone to wear the same clothing to schools. Others think a school uniform brings equality amongst students. Many teachers and school authorities consider a school uniform or a uniform dress code as a way to inculcate a sense of regulation in the classes as well as an environment of education and learning.

So, what is your stance regarding the uniform debate? Here are some pros and cons to help get you started!

Reasons in Favor of Wearing School Uniforms

  • It takes away the feeling of envy between peers.
  • It helps decrease obedience trouble.
  • A uniform assists the students achieve academically better. Students focus more on their education rather than on deciding what to wear.
  • Besides eliminating distraction, uniforms force students to take school atmosphere more critically.
  • Kids tend to be misapprehended and mocked by peers due to the type of garments they might wear. Consequently, uniforms decrease social clashes and violence in the schools.
  • One of the most insightful advantages of having schools uniforms is that they are extremely cost effectual and alleviate the parents from the trouble of purchasing trendy and costly garments frequently.

Reasons Against Wearing School Uniforms

  • It subtracts students' liberty to take decisions.
  • It doesn't let students feel distinctive and unique.
  • School uniforms hinder the need for the self expression of a kid. Sociologists claim that it may cause unsuitable ways of expression by kids, such as offensive usage of makeup and jewelry.
  • Uniforms take away children's identity. The pressure on a uniform dress code in school counters the spirit of unity in diversity and its merriment. It is even believed to confine socialization, an imperative feature of human nature.
  • In contrast to civil dress, school uniforms prove to be ineffectual and futile once the kid is out of school.
  • Another bad consequence of school uniform is that it denies the children the ease, which one feels on wearing different kinds of garments, as per personal preference. This uneasiness might unfavorably reflect upon the academic performance of the kid.

Do uniforms breach liberty of expression prospects?

We believe that this dispute is quite frail.  Students are liberated to dress as they and their parents decide during extracurricular hours. They also need to understand that dress codes and uniforms are an authenticity of a place of work in the grown-up world including in professional offices, delivery services, and retail and food stores, administration offices and so on.

Since many years parents, teachers, school authorities, and students have squabbled over the pros, cons, and advantages of school uniform policies.

A socially connected pro is that it places everyone on a rank ground in connection to socioeconomic grade. When kids get their preference of school clothing based on how much wealth their parents make, it causes self-esteem concerns. If all kids have to wear the identical outfit in school then it's not as evident as to whose family can have enough money to afford Mango and who can only pay for cheap stuff from Wal-Mart.

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Jesse on Thursday, May 21, 2015
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I don't get it. you hear complaints and silly stories about how students want to "fit in" and dress a certain way like "everyone else". we gave them that. it's called "uniforms". now, everyone can fit in.

but once we gave them this gift, they started complaining about how they don't feel "unique" or that they don't have an identity. either you want or not.
Diamond on Monday, August 29, 2011
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Well i feel like school uniforms will be good at certain points. then again people do dress to express them selves !
» Myar Says replies to Diamond on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Yes but some people like me can't afford to express themselves
Sylvia on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Why do you guys all hate school uniforms?? if there was a school trip and you got lost and you missed the bus youll wish that you were wearing a school uniform so shame on all of you :p:p
Rahman on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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If uniform is a must then following hs to be considered, choice of the quality vs value paying for it up to parents. duration of the same to be declared by school management, it shouldn't be a buisiness for the management.
Adnan on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Thank u very much, this seriously helped me with my assingment
Danny on Thursday, October 14, 2010
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Im doing a report on uniforms and i kno from experience that they s*** cuz i used to go to a school that required them
Silvia on Thursday, October 7, 2010
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School uniforms s*** thankfully its my last year there. uniforms will never define me and i will always stay true to myself. i will help those w/o a voice 2 go against school uniforms.
Ari on Thursday, October 7, 2010
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School uniforms does take away from a students individuality. i'm doing a debate on it in class at this moment. wearing uniforms just makes everybody the same and not unique plus if criminal did get on the bus he could be in uniform too and blend right in and uniforms can be bought anywhere so no different either way a criminal could get through.
Blondie on Sunday, September 12, 2010
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If half of you spent more time on the important issues in life like actual learning, this topic would be obsolete. what are you going to do when you get out of school each day and go to your after school job? thats right. put on your work uniform from mcdonalds, grocery store, etc. you don't have a choice at many jobs.
Tanner Clark on Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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Every school has a uniform and i think that is stupid cause we should be able to express ourselves
Youthere on Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Don't hate it because they're ugly clothing. i have friends who really can't afford popular brands. so my friends get picked on a bunch for being poor and wearing similar clothing each week. no, uniforms don't take away individuality, it's really personality that makes you different.
Kitten on Sunday, August 8, 2010
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I love school uniforms. it never took away my "individually" and it also helped when it came time to going to school because i never had to worry about wearing this or that. sure they could of have better colors but i really didnt care none the lease. i found myself wishing when i was in highschool and now in college that i could wear a uniform
Sunil Kumar Vats on Saturday, July 31, 2010
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I do agree the dress should be there in schools. the students do have identity with the dress in schools. but i oppose the business started by most of the public schools by changing the dress color different for summer and winter. and change the color every year. this is not good.
Chloe on Sunday, June 6, 2010
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Are some of you guys from america cuz over here in england we have to wear school unifirm they're so rubbish i gi to a private school and they say that if you wear school uniform neat you'll look neat but i'm thinking not really if you wear your school uniform messy it'll be messy so there to all them teachers
Kylie on Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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I dont think we should have uniforms because kids are just going to find a way to dress around the dress code. also i think it will limit the amount of kids that go to school because most of them dont want uniforms. as well our parents are already broke so where are they going to get the uniforms.will the school provide them?
Issy on Thursday, May 13, 2010
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I think you should shutup and wear the stupid unifoems
Giqqles on Thursday, May 13, 2010
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Im doinq a report and deadd i think maybee we should wear them and i had nuthinq come up mto my mind so like i dnt know if we should butt wat ever i dont reallyy care butt att lleast all that matters is that i do gweed in skool ! (: so you should be happy that yuuu do qood in skool ! !
Kate on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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Ive worn uniforms for eight years..i love them there so easy cuz i dont have to choose what to wear everyday..when we do have dress down days people complain that they hate them cuz they feel like they have to spend more time to get ready and choose their clothes so they look good.
Confused Shool Kid on Friday, April 30, 2010
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I'm doing a report on school uniforms and this really helped!
Wheelertanya on Friday, April 16, 2010
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I think they should and they shouldn't
Laura on Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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School uniforms are a slap in the face to any1 that has served for our country so we can choose and have our rights
Emily on Sunday, April 11, 2010
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I think there r good and bad things about school uniforms but i think i would like 2 have them:-)
Hayley on Monday, March 29, 2010
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I dont like uniforms but we might get them in two years ):
Cory Smiley on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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I hate uniforms,they are dull and boring.also,they cost to much money.they are ugly and dumb
Haley on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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There are good things about uniforms and there are a lot of bad as well. for instance people think that wearing school uniforms are a way to stop kids from sagging. well kids sag with uniforms on and they say uniforms make it easy to identify people who belong in school and people who dont but what if a natural disaster happened as in a tornado etc. how would you identify who your child???
Courtney on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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I think school uniforms are dumb. i am in the 7th grade and i hate them to death. why cant we just wear regular cloths instead of ugly uniforms. it dont make sense.
Duh Qliuqe on Monday, March 15, 2010
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Yo we got 2 do a arguement on wether er not we shold use school uni's an we dont see nothin bout wats wrong with em
Iggy on Thursday, March 11, 2010
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I think skool uniforms r so whack. seriously? u might as well have us wear orange jumpsuits.
Kylie on Friday, February 12, 2010
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I was in a school where i had to wear uniforms. it really s***ed. some parents do not have the money to buy more clothes. school uniforms will do nothing but cut down on student's individuality. what if somebody got attacked and they didn't even know the kid? how would they describe them? khaki pants, navy blue shirt, brown shoes. you wouldnt be able to.