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.
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.”
Freedom of speech also means expressing ourselves symbolically, not just verbally.
Sincerely, a kid who loves chocolate.
YES! While there are many ways to express yourself, clothing is the easiest and most acknowledged way. Besides, though there may be pros on the side of bullying, leveling the playing field, etc. (which, personally, I have never seen a uniform deter a determined bully. They'll find something new to make fun of.) it still violates our freedoms, no matter what you say.
Student feel deprived when everyone looks the same because they lose there own individuality. School uinforms also violate students individual rights. Dont forget to mention the uniforms might be a lot of money and some students parents might not be able to aford them, and what would the students do with the clothes they already bought
I think students should be able to wear what they want because, hey, it's a free country. Uniforms make kids think they are not special and it kind of is bland, boring, strange, and weird. I'm in public school but I think everyone should be able to wear what they want.
Everyone is the school looks exactly the same! Its really depressing and boring. People are right! It violates the First Amendment of the U.S Constitution. Also, its defeats the purpose that school is "free". Everyone at my school is miserable because of uniforms! How can we live like this, a school that is not really "free" and "fair?
Not everybody can express through music, art, poetry, ect. There are many people who can only express through clothing that they wear. Plus, if people get school uniforms the next thing you know kids won't be bullied for their clothes, but for how they look on said person. Don't forget the families who can't afford the clothing for having more then one kid(s), or just simpily can't afford. You can say just get help from the school, but it is bound that somebody will find out and tell everybody. Thus, creating a new reason for said kid(s) to be bullied.
There are many pros to school uniforms. They free students of having to choose what to wear, they minimize the differences between people, and they keep schools more orderly. However, this does not change the fact that they violate the constitution. Everyone is guaranteed the freedom of expression, and, despite a few benefits, the schools should not force students to wear uniforms.
If school uniforms are against the first amendment, then they are illegal. They blatantly stop our creativity and make us feel the same and not special. We must stop this injustice forming across america. There is also no proof uniforms work because there has been no long term study people!
Some people aka kids need to express themselves. Maybe their parents make them do piano or another activity they dont wanna do. The only way they can express themselves without their parents approval is through the clothes they buy and wear. Kids have to express themselves in some way if they can.
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.
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.
Students are often bullied because of social differences and clothing is one symbol of these differences. Uniforms put students on the same clothing level. With the high cost of new clothing brands today, it is hard for parents to pay for expensive clothing. Uniforms can help students with social problems and give them one less thing to worry about at school
Students are bullied for many reasons, and many of them are related to what they're wearing. Uniforms eliminate this social difference by automatically putting everyone at the same level. Students can have a much better experience at school, without worrying that someone will make fun of them because of their clothes. It provides both a standard and a sense of security.
Wearing a school uniform does not violate freedom of speech, it merely levels the playing field. One of the benefits of uniforms is to lessen the stigma created by the wardrobes of the haves vs the have-nots. How tight or loose a students clothing is and how students accessorize their attire is their right.
NO, school uniforms do not violate that right. I believe school uniforms are a good idea. They eliminate the problems in social situations and let's student's focus on more meaningful issues that pertain to their academics. School uniforms do not pose a threat therefore should not be an issue. A student still has their voice to speak up if they do not feel it is appropriate to freedom of expression. Uniform is not an option, it's a choice. If you don't like that choice, go to another school
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.
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.
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.
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.