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School Uniforms

Malinda Sanders


February 10, 2013

Brock Blassigame

Are uniforms a way to improve discipline and motivation?

The answer to this question is yes. In the United States and other countries, children wear uniforms to school. Most private schools require children to wear uniforms to school and some public school also required children to wear uniforms to school. School uniforms come with great benefits as well. School uniforms improve behavior and attendances in students, make students feel safe, and it is a lot less expensive than regular school clothing. Even though wearing school uniforms may lack students to express themselves, they are a good way to improve discipline and motivation.

Schools with a uniform policy have students behave a lot better than student with a no school uniform policy. Students that wear school uniforms improve their behavior in so many ways. It reduces bullying in schools, less violence, and gangs in schools. Schools with uniform policy would worry about breaking the rules. Schools with a uniform policy don’t have to worry about girls wearing inappropriate attire and don’t worry about boys wearing baggy and saggy pants. A study showed that students wearing uniforms behaviors and discipline outcomes. According to Seunghee, “Hughes conducted a survey in 2006 and found that a uniform policy influenced discipline referrals”. (Seunghee, 2010) There was also a survey with students and teachers from six middle schools with students wearing uniforms and show a reduction of gangs in the schools. Students that wear uniforms to school don’t have to worry about being bullied at school because every student is wearing the same clothes in school. Gangs are everywhere in schools. Most gangs represent a certain color. When a school has a uniform policy, gangs reduce because every student is wearing the same color. When every student is wearing same clothes, bullies are not...
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