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Should TIS have uniform policy?

The number of public schools which have uniform policy has significantly grown up in several years. Most of top International Schools in the world from America, England to Asia, have uniform policy, and statiscally unifirms are able to serve students benefits in several ways. So, TIS should have a uniform policy for our students and the school itself. First of all, school uniforms act as social equalizer, under which all students are viewed as equals by the school and by one another. Children will have less social pressure when everyone in school dresses the same way. Students who can not afford fashionable clothes due to limited family finances can be more comfortable among their peers. Moreover, the wearing of uniforms influences students’ perceptions of school climate. Due to the fact that students are wearing the same dress code as others, students may feel that they are a part of one huge organization. This togetherness may be able to considerably improve school atmosphere, because students will less likely to perceive that they are not equally treated as others. Uniform has practical benefits when students are outside of the school building. Students will be more aware of their behavior while out of the school and they will act more substantially because there might be a chance to get noticed by others.

Secondly, people are concern that the safety not wearing the uniforms. Five school attacks had happened in China since March 2010 and 17 have died and nearly 100 others have been wounded in total. “School uniforms are one step that may be able to break this cycle of violence, truancy, and disorder …” President Bill Clinton called upon school leaders to make uniforms an important part of their efforts to improve school safety and discipline in his 1996 State of the Union Address. Much of the recent increase in school uniform requirements in the United States can be attributed to the efforts of President Bill...
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