We are for school uniforms because they prevent bullying. Everyone has to wear the same clothing which makes it harder for kids to bully; especially teenagers in high school who may actually care about the latest fashion. It also helps those who can not afford to buy the expensive clothing that everyone else is wearing to fit in more with the crowd.
School uniforms are an unrealistic representation of clothing worn in society outside of schools. Uniforms don't allow students to learn how to respect others who may be wearing clothing that differs from something that they would choose to wear.
Students in public schools who dress differently normally get made fun of and are at a higher risk for bullying. There are other ways to express your personality other than your clothing style. Having uniforms can put every student at an equal level.
People should not judge a book based on its cover. Judging someone by their appearance does not reflect their inner self. Wearing school uniforms does not subtract from who the person actually is. If anything, they encourage people to approach others in order to get to know them better.
Even if it's wrong to judge someone by what they're wearing, it is human instinct to make a judgement on someone based on how they look. In a way, clothing can reflect someone's inner self because their thoughts and beliefs can be shown through clothing. School uniforms stop people from showing other people what they feel on the inside.
Not everyone uses clothing to express themselves. Some wear certain clothing simply because they like the style, not because it reflects who they are. School uniforms don't prevent anyone from expressing themselves;they don't turn you into a lifeless zombie. Most people use their words to express who they are.
Some people don't want to express themselves through words and they are more comfortable with letting their personality show through their clothes. Showing your personality should be an outward expression.
Clothing is not necessary to express oneself though. Some people may be more comfortable expressing themselves through clothing but it is not the only way. Even with the uniform, one can express them self through the shoes they wear or even, as a girl, hair accessories. Having a school uniform simply makes the student body look neater and eliminates one source of bullying. I'm sure many would rather wear the uniform than be potentially bullied by their peers for their clothing.
Uniforms may make the students look neater, but they give an unrealistic expectation to students that everyone should dress the same. Bullying will happen no matter what. If students are not bullied based on their clothes, they can still be bullied on their shoes or hair accessories. Students should not wear uniforms because they should have the freedom of expression.