School uniforms are a good idea in public schools. Studies have shown that uniforms made for a safer learning environment, and 80% of girls and 62% of boys actually liked the uniforms. First of all, uniforms are less expensive to buy than regular clothes. Uniforms stay the same, year after year, unlike fads and styles that change on a seasonal basis. Having school uniforms also reduces stress that students experience in the morning from not having anything to wear. They would also save time in the morning from kids not having to take a long time to decide what to wear.
Students who wear uniforms do better in school as well. They are on task more because they aren't worrying about how they look. There is less distraction due to uniforms. "Uniforms set a more serious tone in the classroom that is conducive to learning and can improve student performance." School uniforms improve student attendance. Also, by getting of rid the extra time choosing clothes, students are able to sleep and study more. As a result, students' grades rise.
School uniforms involve students more. A uniform gives a student a sense of acceptance. "Humans need to belong. Uniforms provide that much needed sense of belonging. Researchers on the subject have found that visual symbols like uniforms increase [friendship] amongst students.(Why)" Uniforms make the students feel as though they are apart of a team. They enhance loyalty, pride, and equality at the school.
School uniforms also prove safer. Wearing a uniform produces fewer fights in schools and prevents the wearing of gang colors and other apparel. Uniforms decrease theft in schools from designer clothing and shoes, too. As Bill Clinton said, "I challenge all our schools to teach character education, to teach good values and good citizenship. And if it means that teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms.(Clinton)" Students...
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