30 November 2011
Persuasive Speech: School Uniform’s
Specific Goal: To persuade my audience that uniform should be mandatory in public schools. Proposition: School violence has become a major issue and school uniforms should be mandated in the public school. Attention Getter:
I. I remember when I was in high school there were fights almost every day. A. People were either pushing you to help fight or rushing over to watch. B. Half of the time the fights were caused by rival clicks at other schools that came on campus. II. So today I will speak about how mandating uniforms will improve public school safety. III. I went to a high school with a lot of violence, so much so that our school was known by click names by other students at other schools. Transition: Let’s first discuss how violence is rampant in public schools.
I. Violence among teens is a main issue that needs to be addressed. A. Most of the violence is caused by clicks, and even off campus gang members. 1. Even though many see it as costly and I know that school uniforms make a better learning and safer environment for students, because I was one of those students who attended schools that enforced uniforms until I came to Jacksonville, Florida were uniforms seem to be an issue with not just the parents but the students as well. A. By not enforcing uniforms the violence has prevailed its more than fighting now it’s come down to stealing clothing and even killing one other for an expensive piece of clothing. 1. According to an article in CBS Business Library, In Detroit, a 15-year old boy was shot for his $86 basketball shoes. 2. Also in the same article it stated that a 15-year old was robbed for his jewelry. 3. This shows how people see the value of clothing rather than the value of someone’s life. 4. In an article by Uniformweb.com, School uniforms increase school safety and security: “A safe school environment is essential for learning. School uniforms help...