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MyOpinionz
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anoushkachakraborty2001
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School Uniforms are unnecessary

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Started: 10/4/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MyOpinionz

Pro

School uniforms are unnecessary because:

1) They don't influence our learning
2) By sending a student home because of incorrect uniform disrupts their learning
3) Uniforms are a distraction to teachers as they spend their time worrying about uniform instead of the learning
4) Students can't embrace their individuality in the same clothes as others
anoushkachakraborty2001

Con

Uniforms are necessary:
1.Many schools across the world especially government schools receive students from culturally, ethically and economically diverse back grounds and having a similar clothing provides the students with a sense of unity and equality. Having uniform makes all students equal representatives of the schools whereas wearing clothing of choice creates division among students and partiality from teachers.
2. It helps the school officials to recognize their student much faster in case of any emergency. School uniform is the best and safest way to avoid any sort of obscenity inside the school premises.
3.Embracing one"s individuality can subdue others". Uniforms prevent that. In competitions outside school uniforms create togetherness in students from the same school.
4.It also prevents students from wasting their time on taunting, teasing and/or admiring other students" clothes or dressing style.
Debate Round No. 1
MyOpinionz

Pro

School uniforms are unnecessary because:

1) How does school uniform help school officials to recognize students faster? In any ways, it would make it harder because school uniforms look the same and it would be harder to differentiate one student from another.
2) Schools these days are encouraging an appreciation of diversity. Teachers decide to teach us about people like Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Booker T. Washington etc... We learn about people who expressed themselves and we can't even express ourselves in the hallways. Don't schools do enough damage, making all us students think alike? Now they're trying to get us to look alike, too
3) There is evidence that school uniforms increase violent attacks and lower academic achievement, however there is none that suggests school uniform benefits the students at all.
4) Also. if there was a stalker/paedophile and he /she saw pictures of a student in their school uniform, they would know where the person went to school, thus leading to other circumstances.
anoushkachakraborty2001

Con

1) In a crowd it would be easier for officials to find a child if he is wearing a school uniform as the child will stand out among others due to the distinct uniform.
2)" Schools these days are encouraging an appreciation of diversity" but can you surely say that there is no discrimination at all between teachers and students? It is still being "encouraged", discrimination and partiality has not yet been eradicated and if all students can not be made equal economically at least they can be deemed as an equal by common clothing. All students are not equally capable which makes teachers partial, there is no need to enhance this partiality by allowing students to wear clothing of choice. I have first hand experience of how the under privileged children are treated by teachers in schools.
3) Burden of Proof missing
4) A school uniform is of sentimental value to alumnis of the particular school. It is something that all children deserve to have as a memoir of being a part of their school
Debate Round No. 2
MyOpinionz

Pro

1) School uniforms cost a lot money https://www.gov.uk...
2) Also, most students despise school, so why would they want to have a memoir of being part of a school. Any ways, when they have finished school, they're not going to keep the uniform as there is no need of it any more
3) Evidence: A 2007 peer-reviewed study found that "school uniforms increased the average number of assaults by about 14 [per year] in the most violent schools." [26] A 1999 Texas Southern University study found that school discipline incidents rose by about 12% after the introduction of uniforms. [14] According to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Education Evaluation and Management, fights in middle schools nearly doubled within one year of introducing mandatory uniforms. [72] [73] David L. Brunsma, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), co-authored a study that analyzed a national sample of 10th graders and found "no effects of uniforms on absenteeism, behavioral problems (fights, suspensions, etc.), or substance use on campus" and "no effects" on "pro-school attitudes, academic preparedness, and peer attitudes toward school." [14] [66] Brunsma also found a "negative effect of uniforms on academic achievement," and later found that uniforms were equally ineffective on elementary students and eighth graders. [14] A 2009 peer-reviewed study found "no significant effects of school uniforms on performance on second grade reading and mathematics examinations, as well as on 10th-grade reading, mathematics, science, and history examinations... [I]n many of the specifications, the results are actually negative." [2]
4) Students oppose school uniforms.
Evidence: A 2012 peer-reviewed study by researchers at the University of Nevada at Reno found that 90% of seventh and eighth grade public school students did not like wearing uniforms. [25] A 2007 survey of Harford County, MD public school students found that 87.9% of the students were opposed to uniforms. [9] In the year following the introduction of mandatory school uniforms to the Long Beach (CA) Unified School District, 81% of middle school students said uniforms did not reduce fights, 76% said they did not help them fit in at school, 69% said they did not make them feel more connected with the school community, and 71% said they felt no safer travelling to and from school.

That is why I believe school uniforms aren't necessary and are no help to our education except to make us look smart and all the same.
anoushkachakraborty2001

Con

anoushkachakraborty2001 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by MyOpinionz 2 years ago
MyOpinionz
i would but im not bothered
Posted by bananaedmonkey 2 years ago
bananaedmonkey
are you guys going to cite anything?
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