School Uniforms

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Tierra Barnett
Mr. Combs
English 101
16 April 2012
School Uniforms
What should I wear today? This is a question I ask myself every day as a high school student. What if students didn’t have to pick out what they wore every day? What if they already had their outfit picked out for them? With school uniforms, students wouldn’t have to go through the stress of finding what to wear. There are many good things that would come out of students wearing school uniforms. I believe making students wear school uniforms would be better than allowing them to wear whatever they want because it would cost parents less money, bullying would be less active, students could focus more on schoolwork instead of their outfits, and it would be easier to catch people in the school who should not be there. In his 1996 State of the Union Address, President Clinton said, "If it means that the school rooms will be more orderly and more disciplined, and that our young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside, instead of what they're wearing on the outside, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear uniforms."

School uniforms would prevent parents from having to buy their kids new school clothes every year. Some of the big name brands of clothing are pretty expensive. I know from experience because just one of my name brand outfits, such as American Eagle or Hollister, costs almost one hundred dollars. That is just one outfit! Going shopping is very expensive for me, and I’m sure it is for many other students also, since every child feels like they have to keep up with the latest trends. Families who are not at a high financial status would have less stress over buying their children clothes.

If students wore school uniforms, bullying would be a lot less active. Bullying takes part in schools across the world every day. A major cause of bullying is what students wear or their financial status. Stephen Daniels...
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