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School Uniforms should be compulsory

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Started: 7/8/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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eganbrooks100

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Debate Round No. 1
eganbrooks100

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School uniforms should be compulsory for many reasons; belonging to the school, cost, no social classes and bullying.

Firstly, school uniforms are more formal and it brings the school together as one. If we allowed people to wear what they wanted, it would be very unclassy for a lot of private schools. Where they have high reputations which should be shown through their clothes as-well. To add, wearing the same clothes means everyone will feel connected to the school and less likely to be rebellious and not care about their behaviour and school work. A study shows: 'Back in 2007, the Conservatives pointed out that only one of the top-performing 100 state schools was non-uniform". This emphasises my point and how the best achieving schools have strict uniform policies.

Secondly, school uniforms definitely help with money. Even though private schools do have highly expensive uniforms, a-lot of those clothes can be used for a few years. And for public schools, uniforms are a lot cheaper, therefore school uniforms save them a lot of money. I will tell you why; you only need a certain amount of school clothes for a certain amount of time. However, if you were allowed to wear normal school clothes; everyone would be competting for who has the best clothes etc. Then, they are likely to want these clothes because they think they will become popular if they do. People might also want new clothes desperately if they are getting teased about them, this point leads me to my next focus point.

Thirdly, if students were allowed to dress however they wanted, there would be a lot of bullying. Bullying occurs a-lot in schools and would occur even more if there was no school uniforms. If getting bullied by what a kid is wearing is stressing him, it then causes him to be less focused on school work and more pre-occupied by what he will wear the next day to look better. He will come, sad in some way I presume and then like I stated before; ask to go and get more clothes. Do we really want kids to be stressing over what they wear and not be focused on school work? Absolutely not, this is why school uniforms once again should be compulsory.

To add to all mu points together, if everyone was wearing the same clothes, there would be less competition and therefore no chance for there to be social classes. People would start to categorise people based on their clothes and not judge people by their character and kindness. With all these points and more points about reckless clothes etc to come, I believe that school uniforms should be compulsory.
Psych10110

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School uniforms should not be compulsory because it removes the freedom of the student to express hersel/himself. Requiring that children wear uniforms prevents the to their ability to display their artistic talent and forces them to conform to standards that are purely subjective. And that violates the first amendment of the US constitution.

School uniform doesn't improve academic performance. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Houston, school uniforms seem to be decently effective at improving student attendance and teacher retention, but have no real impact on improving student achievement.

Uniform can save money for the rich and middle class but definitely not the poor. Instead of wearing clothes that they have they need to buy a uniform which is another burden for them. And students grow.

School uniforms doesn't reduce the number of bullying cases.

" Overall, there is no evidence in bullying literature that supports a reduction in violence due to school uniforms" - Tony Volk, an associate professor Brock University researcher who has done extensive research on bullying.

Actually it's the opposite. A 1999 study conducted by experts from Texas Southern University showed that bullying incidents increased by as much as 12%, after the implementation of mandatory uniform wearing. A similar finding was discovered by the Office of Education, Evaluation, and Management of the Miami-Dade County. Violence, especially in the middle schools, increased by a hundred fold after the students were required to wear uniforms.

Having the same clothes doesn't mean mean there is no competiton and there is no social classes. Student's can still show that they belong to group of a higher class by their expensive shoes, jewelries, hair color , their gadgets etc. Students still find their way to be more superior than others.

So school uniforms doesn't improve academic performance, doesn't reduces bullying and doesn't remove competitions and it violates the freedom of students.
Debate Round No. 2
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