Should school uniform be banned in Kazakhstan?
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think about one situation, for example,if all students can choose their own clothes, then the rich kids will show all their expensive designer labels. Meanwhile children from poorer families will disappointed about this problem. Some of them don't want to go school because they can feel ashamed. So I think that school uniform makes all the children at a school equal no matter what their family background or income.
The first thing that I want to say is that school uniform is a tradition worth keeping. In countries like Britain many schools have had uniforms for a long time. Wearing it encourages pride in the school and gives out a good image to outsiders.
Secondly, uniform has practical advantages. Students don't have to waste time thinking what to wear at the start of each school day. The clothes are designed to be comfortable and safe. I dealt with it. When I was a pupil I know what today I would wear, but now I am student and I spend a lot of time to choose the clothes every day.
Uniform is usually cheaper than letting children choose what they will wear to school. Young people feel pressure to dress in the latest thing and not to wear the same outfit often. This often leads their parents to spend a great amount of money on clothes every year. With uniform you won't face that problem. That's why parents often like uniform.
However, there are a lot of students who argue that some uniforms are uncomfortable, school uniform is often not practical or pleasant to wear. Designs are often old-fashioned and ugly. Especially girls complain that all uniforms make them look fat . If you don't like this situation why you don't try to create new uniform or update it? For example, the competition "Who can make the best uniform for children?" You can mention everything that you want, materials, color, cut, sewing etc. You have a choice but you don't use it.
I will try to answer. A school uniform can cultivate a sense of discipline and community feeling. This naturally reduces incidents of violence. Students can come to school without worrying about personal safety. Teachers don't have to abuse us, and can concentrate on teaching. When students wear the same uniforms, they feel more connected with each other and learn to pay more attention to the person's identity, but not to the person's clothing. They think that they are a part of each other. I am pretty sure that most high schools who do not have school uniforms, have dress codes. The dress codes lead to more problems among children than to wear school uniforms.
I assume that these countries understood the cause of these disadvantages solved the problem but we try to show our "PERSONALITY" or our "STYLE". "I am cooler than you, you and you."
A school uniform also saves us from having the police what the students wear. In my school every teacher mentioned what we wore, he\ she always commented that girls' skirts were too short, the boys' shirts did not have an appropriate color. All of us tried to persuade that our school uniform is boring and we hate it, that's why we spent 15-20 min of our lesson. We were aggressive and showed our characters.
Of course, people should have the right to choose what they want to wear, but only now I understand that wearing uniforms has many advantages. If students wear uniforms, they will remember that they are students and they will always be reminded of what students should do or shouldn't do. In addition, I think it is important that students pay more attention to education than to their clothes. Caring too much about how they dress doesn't help them in their studying. Finally, it allows students to focus on their lessons, instead of spending time for choosing their clothing every day.
Reasons for uniform
reduce peer pressure (competition)
increase school pride
gear focus more to learning
assist in discipline problems
create a more work-like atmosphere
freedom of expression
In conclusion, I would like to underline that despite some disadvantages of wearing school uniforms, there is a lot of positive factors. Uniforms teach us that in our society we are equal. That is why I say "YES" to school uniform.
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Vote Placed by F-16_Fighting_Falcon 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I agree with Pro so wholeheartedly that I am tempted to votebomb. But the quality of arguments were really close and I can't choose objectively, so I will not give points to either debater. I hate uniforms! I want to debate this topic!
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