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Do school uniforms violate a student's right to freedom of expression?

  • School uniforms violate the first amendment.

    The first amendment clearly states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.[1]”
    Freedom of speech also means expressing ourselves symbolically, not just verbally.

    Sincerely, a kid who loves chocolate.

  • We Aren't In Prison

    The school is violating my first amendment. I have a right to have a personality and to express myself. They treat us like we are in the military or jail and we aren't. We are minors. Uniforms make us one person. It is even in the word. We aren't one person though. We are seven billion people who have a right to express ourselves without being harassed about we wear and to express ourselves. It isn't a crime to want to be your own person.

  • It's just Clothing!!

    This is how students express themselves, through music, art, writing, the way they style their hair and the clothes they wear. Taking these away from someone is like taking away a part of them. A lot of kids pride themselves on being different. Most kids don't want to be like everyone else and the way they dress is one way they can differentiate themselves from the crowd. Writing cant do that for people, because most the time only your teachers will read what you write. Our first amendment rights guarantee us the ability to express ourselves in whatever way we want, Life, Liberty, And the pursuit of Happiness. Why take that away from them?

  • It violates the first amendment of the Constitution!

    The school uniform idea violates the first amendment of the Constitution, which is the freedom of expression. Kids can't express themselves with their clothes with dull, dumb uniforms! Kids want to express themselves with their clothing. Plus, parents don't want to do laundry 24/7. So everyone, enjoy your freedom of expression while you still can.

    Posted by: beng
  • What's the big deal?

    Students should enjoy and love how they look and choose what they want to wear to school or any other places. If students wear school uniforms, bullying is not solved. Bullies will always find a way to pick on someone. Also it’s a hassle for parents to wash the school uniforms and dry them every night.

  • Making students wear school uniforms hurts us more than helps us.

    If students are not allowed to wear what they want then they are not expressing themselves. If students are not expressing themselves with their clothing then they find ways to do it outside of school and that is not always a good thing. Some students will revolt or get in some form of trouble at school.

  • We barely have enough freedom now.

    Schools have taken away many of our freedoms, being able to get up in the morning and pick out what I want is a privilege I want to keep. My wardrobe is one of the reasons I come to school, especially being a girl, it's how I express myself. And especially with guys, they have no other way of expressing them self besides through what they wear.

  • No uniforms equals happier students.

    If students were to come to school in the same things, they will dread coming to school more than they should. Being their own self is important as a minor. Especially since we can't make our own choices on most things. Picking our own wardrobe is something we should be able to do.

  • Making students wear school uniforms is a violation of the first amendment of constitution.

    To sum it up the first amendment is saying the government makes no law that prevents the customs of religion, free exercise thereof. So basically making students wear school uniforms violates rights of a student, the law, and religious customs. That is my opinion on school uniforms. There should be no school uniforms!

  • Students need their right to freedom of expression.

    Students need to be able to express who they are. They need to know that everyone is different, and that everyone is unique in their own way. School uniforms hold students back in life. Yes, it might decrease bullying by a little bit, but then students would find other things to bully each other about.

  • They eliminate social differences with bullies

    Uniforms eliminate social differences at school. Some students have a hard enough time at school and don't need bullies to add onto it. Uniforms give students a sense of security and put them on the same level as a bully. Students can have one less problem to worry about with uniforms.

  • Uniforms make faculty and students happier

    Whey you are faculty you do not want to see a girl's bra strap or boys boxers. School Uniforms help prevent this from happening and they are designed to make sure the wearer is covered properly. It may take a little bit of freedom, but in the end there are other ways to communicate the way you feel (like talking).

  • Does not violate right to freedom of expression.

    Schools are a place for learning. Socializing is part of the school experience but it is NOT the reason children need to attend school, freedom of expression can clearly be exercised on papers students can write, demonstrations they can do if compelled to do so through music or art, but not in clothing.
    There is a reason why schools who have adopted uniform policy have improved grades, better attendance, less violence and less detentions.

  • Of course not.

    Having students on an equally level playing ground is beneficial to children. Less bullying, less sexually oriented clothing (attributing to sexual conduct), less issues with self-esteem. How can any of us complain about the loss of freedom of expression, when we live in a world where a trip to the airport can land you a strip search? Perspective people, perspective is everything.

  • Uniforms are expensive

    If more schools were to have more uniforms the cost of uniforms will be expensive.. Some students will have enough money to buy the uniforms and get into school, but what about the students who can't? Other students will look down on those students who can't afford uniforms and think of them as poor people. We wouldn't want to have students think they have more power over others cause they can afford something they can't..Every student should be treated equally.

  • Of course not!!

    Everyone can express themselves in different ways, clothes aren't the only way. The things we do expresses ourselves too so it is fine to wear uniforms and plus uniform is for everyone's safety on excursions if someone gets lost they can be returned to their schools. Safety is more important than expression too.

  • Schools should wear uniforms speech

    Have you ever been picked on for something you’re wearing? I think schools should wear uniforms because it would help school safety, improve learning and it would stop all the competitions about who looks better in the clothes they are wearing. Some kids will get picked on for what they are wearing. Some of this could be because of the hand-me downs from siblings or cousins. If we wear uniforms, you won’t get picked on because of what you wore to school. There would be better grades because you won’t be distracted during class by others’ shoes or clothes because of the words or symbols on their shirt. Having uniforms also reduces stress in the morning by spending less time trying to find something clean and spiffy that our friends will think is cute and reminds them of something Selena Gomez wore on tv. You can sleep an extra five to ten minutes in the morning because without uniforms, you would have spent at least that much time changing your shirt or switching your pants or mix-matching your socks. Or, you could spend those minutes doing school work (I’m just saying…not really). Also, there are standards with uniforms so no girl wears a skirt or shorts that’s too short or a tank top and guys aren’t walking around showing us their under ware because their pants are too loose. We don’t want to see that even if their under ware has hearts and puppies on it (well, maybe puppies).
    I can’t think of any negatives about uniforms; they’re neat, you always are wearing your school colors, you really see people and not what they’re wearing.

  • Of course no,,

    We all come to school to learn not to show of what we can wear and how rich we are. Many people get bullied because of this, but schools try to stop it by making us wear a uniform. Uniforms are made to shkw that we all come to school for rhe same reason, to learn. Many people don't understand that. At least pupils can get less thinking about what will they wear the next day without anyone making fun of them.

  • There is a different in student's right and a desire.

    The military and private school have to be in uniform so why not public schools don't take away their freedom of expression. When they not in school they wear what they want. It would teach the children how to dress for success and it would make them take pride in them self.

  • No, no & no!

    Students have to accept school policies .We all know, school is a place of learning; we are not on a runway to show off what we are wearing.Freedom can be expressed on papers students can write, ideas they gonna discuss.. Moreover, once school policies oblige students to wear uniforms, they will spend their afternoon doing something of value instead of spending it by choosin what to wear the other day.. I wish there was school uniforms where i go.


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