Ad-DRESSING The Issue
Uniforms in public schools are becoming popular throughout our nation. Texas Public Schools would benefit significantly if this policy were to be accepted in all schools. Wearing uniforms in public schools result in positive effects that are far greater than negative effects. Uniforms should be required in all Texas Schools, because an overall professional appearance will be represented when all students dress the same, because students are less likely to deal with peer pressure in wearing the latest trends, and because uniforms will create an environment with less violence.
Uniforms make the school, and its students appear more professional and united. Chosen by each school, uniforms can provide students with a schools identity. Kids in school ...view middle of the document...
That would be a beneficial outcome of wearing a uniform, students would be viewed as equals to teachers, and other students. Students will realize that school is not a fashion show, but an environment for learning. Uniforms eliminate competition. The word uniform stand for “One Form” which makes everyone equal. I truly believe that every person has the right to be equal, and not be judged for what they are wearing. With fewer fashion distractions, schools will be seen as a priority for teaching and learning, rather than a trend competition.
Another reason school uniforms should be required in public schools is that it causes less violence. There will be less peer pressure towards competition to distract students from their studies. Everyone will be equal if the uniforms were to be required. School uniforms decrease fighting and violence that come up over fashionable trends. The weapons factor will be cut down drastically by mandatory uniforms. The reason for this violence decrease is that weapons will be harder to conceal. If the weapons are harder to conceal, there will be less attempts to hide weapons, and fewer will be brought to school and school functions.
The most-often heard objection to school uniforms is that it takes away students freedom of choice and freedom of expression. These are legitimate concerns of young people, who are at the age where they are becoming independent, and in fact are being encouraged to be independent thinkers. However, we think the benefits of school uniforms far out weigh these concerns. Uniforms can help teach them that in order to be successful, and accomplish many goals, we have to look beyond what we are wearing.