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School Uniform

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School Uniforms
Some schools use uniforms, therefore, students do not have to deal with school dress code. People go to school to learn the skills that are necessary in order to acquire a well-paying job and ensure a bright future. Many young adults have lost sight of this notion, and the main concern seems to be what to wear to school the next day and whether it is a brand name like Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren or DKNY. Several issues, such as, school safety, low academic performance, peer pressure and discipline, are problems in the school environment which may be curtailed with the implementation of a uniform dress code policy. Parents, educators and students have experienced the following benefits with their school uniform dress code policy. Parents and educators report less violence, theft and other incidents when students dress alike or at least similarly. Uniforms decrease the opportunity for showing a gang affiliation or hiding weapons, and strangers are easily identified. By removing the status that clothing labels give to some students and parents, a uniform becomes a great equalizer. Uniforms for high school students can eliminate economic differentiation, prevent bullying, decrease discipline issues and improve adherence to students dress code. Overall, adopting a school uniform policy would resultant in a better school environment for all.

Using school uniforms states behavior in a positive manner. For instance, “I think the benefits of school uniforms can be seen in better and more consistent behavior, but much of this depends on the individual and their upbringing” (www.libertarian-logic.com). School would see better behavior and fewer bullies around school. Individuals would most likely like to go to school more just for this little change of school uniforms. To illustrate, “Uniforms can help eliminate peer pressure among students and can also help students and parents save time and money” (www.libertarian-logic.com). Students...

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