Students Should Be Required to Wear Uniforms

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Mitiki Ridley
Eng. 1101, MW 9:30
February 27, 2013
All Students Should Be Required To Wear Uniforms
Dress code has always been a problem in schools because students often times don’t adhere to the rules on what they can and cannot wear to school. While clothing is a minor issue when it comes to education; wearing uniforms does seem to improve an educational environment. Are school uniforms good or bad? There are many reasons why students should be required to wear uniforms. Students should be required to wear uniforms because it creates an organized and orderly atmosphere, eliminates popularity, has economic benefits, and it decreases safety matters. Wearing uniforms creates an organized and orderly atmosphere (Debate.org). When students have on uniforms no one is worried about how uncool they look. They are not feeling uncomfortable about what they are wearing. Discipline is in action because you don’t have students teasing others because of what they have on. Uniforms constitutes good education. Students are focused more on learning when uniforms are worn; because they are not concerned about what someone else may be wearing. Students can focus more easily on the lesson, which means teachers can stay on track as well (Calvert). When uniforms are placed in schools learning is positively affected. Schools requiring uniforms can aid in eliminating popularity amongst the student body. There are no cliques formed due to the brand of clothing a student may be wearing (Debate.org). Clothing shouldn’t be the reason why a person is not included in an activity. Students have consideration of others for who they are, not by their clothing. Many people are teased for their clothes, but not when they are wearing the same thing. Students are not judged on the type of clothing they have on because everyone has on the same thing. Every student should be treated as a unit. When everyone sports the same uniform it gives a student a sense of equality. You are judged as a...
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