Should school uniform be required at school?
As most of you may know, a lot of schools require school uniform. Some people say that it helps unite the school as a community. But do you really have to wear the same clothes to ensure that people know that you are a community. Think of it this way. Does everyone in your family wear the same clothes to make sure that outsiders know that you are a family? I don’t think so. President Bill Clinton and many others believe that school uniform not only give a sense of pride, but also reduces bullying and behaviour problems. In this society, freedom of expression is also very important to us. The clothes we wear is often judged as who we are. This interests me into finding out more. Why do these people think that school uniform helps students? Well we will soon find out. Today I will be discussing whether school uniform should be required at school. Some people believe that school uniform should be required at school. There are many reasons for this. Firstly, the belief that school uniform reduces bullying and behaviour problems. This may be true, if you were allowed to wear whatever you want to wear to school, if your wealth status was lower and perhaps you didn’t wear designer clothing while everyone else was wearing designer clothing, you may be bullied for how your clothes don’t look as good. Sure, this may sound weird, but being able to choose what to wear to school can cause stress. Kids will stress about what to wear and if they are wearing the latest trends. With everyone wearing the same thing, then everyone would be equal and there would not be the need to worry about your clothing! Secondly, uniform helps us to maintain a good learning environment. For example, if you are wearing clothing that has baggy and large pockets, you are able to smuggle items to school that you are not supposed to such as weapons. This may seem extreme, but every school has some students who do not follow the rules and do bad things....
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