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  • Owned by the state.

    The stated purpose of school is to educate. The process of education, in its true sense, can only occur when the learner is not subjected to irrelevant control measures. True education does not seek to condition, institutionalise or force-by-rote; rather to nurture an ability to think critically. It would be hypocrisy to state that enforcement of rules that are in no way necessary for normal social function should co-exist with the encouragement of critical thinking skills and self-development.

  • Uniforms should be banned.

    They should be banned because it wont let the kids express themselves in their own way, and it doesn't let them show their creativity . I think that kids should be able to wear what they want but not be inappropriate and show a lot of skin. Uniforms should be banned forever.

  • We all have a right to wear random clothing.

    Casual clothing expresses someone's fashion on how they can be. If you wear school uniform, you have to pay for it. It may cost about $20 or more then you may grow out of that size and you have to pay for it again and again. What a waste of money when you could be spending that money for something in great need, don't you agree with me? So that's why I think wearing school uniforms should be banned.

  • Kids need freedom.

    Kids don't want to have to worry about waking up every day and putting on the same boring uniform. They should be able to wear what they want. They also need their own freedom to wear what they want to, not what others make them wear. That is my argument for banning school uniforms.

  • Yes. They should be banned, but we still want to be safe!

    School uniforms can be really useful and it usually prevents us from danger. But not all the time.

    Lets say you're on a school trip. You get lost, and find an adult. He/she instantly knows where you're from and helps you find your class.

    However, on the other hand, old men/woman out there are usually sexually abusing children. If they were to know where their school is, they'd go to their school and might kidnap them. They can know their identify clearly, and that isn't safe.

    I think that School Uniforms should be banned and we should at least wear a bracelet or a little badge thing with our school logo. So basically, we'd be wearing something that we can be known as, and it's almost like 50/50!!

  • They don't change our school life

    School uniforms are disliked by students (and some parents) for various reasons:
    1. They ARE expensive. There was a uniform shop in my school, once my mother sent me in with a fifty-dollar bill and I couldn't afford 3 turtlenecks.
    2. They take away freedom. It's wonderful to wear what you want, but with uniforms you don't get to wear fun jewellery or your hair loose or anything. It's just the same outfit, 5 days a week and it gets old fast.
    3. They don't promote equality. I remember being made fun of for being unathletic, dorky, etc. The uniform had NOTHING to do with it. There are still cliques and stuff.
    4. Students don't neccessarily look better. Some girls would wear kilts really short and it looked awful, really.

  • Ban school uniform because you can be more comfortable.

    Imagine wearing the same uniform for the whole school year, you would at least start to feel the ticklish feeling or the tight feeling on your body. Later on, you will feel it is very annoying and start hating the school for it. It isn't worth it! You should tell your parents to write an e-mail the school head-master that students are uncomfortable with uniforms and the school might consider it. So why not try?

  • Yes, I believe school uniforms should be banned because they promote a false sense of equality, stifles creativity, and are expensive.

    First, school uniforms promote a false sense of equality. When faced with diversity in the adult world, the solution is not to simply make everything the same, but teach about the diversity and help people to understand it. Putting children in uniforms leaves them unprepared for the adult world. Living in a democratic society and imposing a communistic view on a child is wrong. Also, as a person who wore uniforms in a school, equality is not there. Using uniforms to oppress children causes them to rebel and become agitated. Second, uniforms stifle creativity within children. As a child and teenager, finding a sense of self-identity is extremely important to growth and development of the mind, which is halted by uniforms. Some argue that creativity can be expressed in other ways, such as through the curriculum; however, if a student is being oppressed by uniforms, there is often little creativity left to express. Lastly, school uniforms are often not supplied by the school, especially public schools, which leads the parents to be completely responsible for purchasing uniforms. Uniforms are often overpriced, up to $300 per full uniform set. Considering a child needs several uniforms for the week, this can result in thousands of wasted dollars. Overall, uniforms promote a false sense of equality, stifle creativity, and are majorly expensive. Banned indeed, they should be.

  • Waste of money

    Uniforms should be banned as it is a waste of money. After wearing that uniform for a year or so you can't wear it and you would have to throw it away. Why not just wear home clothes? You can wear it both at home and to school. Furthermore, some school uniforms are uncomfortable. Students may be affected by that. We should just wear normal comfortable and casual but suitable for school clothes.

  • They cause lack of expression in students.

    Do you express you through the way you dress? Most students do that's the only way some students can. Other students from other schools make fun of the school uniforms that some schools have. Witch causes trouble adjusting to being an adult. Witch affects a student or adult to stutter in day to day task

  • I think that school uniform shouldn't be banned in schools.

    I think this because although I agree that non-uniform clothing gives students a chance to express themselves, I think that uniforms makes students feel like they are part of the school, and that they should be proud to belong to the school. Students wouldn't be discriminated because of the clothes they wear. Uniforms help pupils get into the correct, working state of mind, and it gives a good impression of the school.

  • No, I believe school uniforms should not be banned because they create equality among students.

    I believe that school uniforms should be more widely used and not banned because it creates equality among children and takes away the status quo. By removing labels from clothing more than just the problem of inequality is prevented. It also solves many instances of bullying, parental stress, and childhood depression for starters. I believe all children deserve acceptance, and with school uniforms it gives them an advantage. Why take this advantage away?

  • Uniforms are a positive influence.

    If you were to wake up every morning and sit there for half an hour trying to decide which of your clothes would be best to wear in order to impress others at school, you would surely have to skip breakfast every morning. Then imagine you went to school and found that others thought your shirt was lame. You would be bullied and discriminated against for what you wear. Also if you went on an excursion and happened to lose your class in a crowded area, I would wish you good luck trying to get help to find them again. Now I understand some of you believe that having no uniforms would give the children the ability to express themselves. But how is this necessary at school? They don't need to express themselves to other students or teachers during school. They can express themselves among their friends out of school, when they aren't required to wear a uniform.

    Everyone would be wearing the same uniform, making them all feel a part of something, the school. They should be proud of this. Some of you argue that uniforms are bland and boring, but they are made to be formal and simple, like a suit, in order to represent the school positively.

    P.S. I am in class right now, sitting in a school uniform on the iPad the school has provided me with. I am a grade 9 student and wrote this on the spot.

  • Cheapness and label

    School uniforms should not be banned because of the followinng reasons .Firstly, School uniforms are affordable and have suitable design for students. Secondly, they shows students' pride and appreciation of their schools. Thirdly, school uniforms let other people know in which school you are studying. To conclude, school uniforms are best choice for every students in every races, so uniforms shoukd be applied.

  • Students are equal with uniforms.

    With uniforms, all students are equal no matter what their background is. Plus, they don't have to waste time to choose what are they going to wear every morning before going to school. School uniforms are also comfortable to wear so there is no point that the school uniforms should be banned.

  • Ls it good to wear school uniform or not

    It is good to wear school uniform to school because people can easily identify the pupils to the school. In a cases where a student behaves badly they can be reported back to the school easily. Uniform also helps pupils who come from a poor family fit in as they will be no need for the parents to buy expensive clothes. It's also easy to wear early in the morning as there will no need to pick and choose clothes from the wardrobe

  • School uniforms may deter crime and increase student safety

    In Long Beach, CA, after two years of a district-wide K-8 mandatory uniform policy, reports of assault and battery in the district's schools decreased by 34%, assault with a deadly weapon dropped by 50%, fighting incidents went down by 51%, sex offenses were cut by 74%, robbery dropped by 65%, possession of weapons (or weapon "look-alikes") decreased by 52%, possession of drugs went down by 69%, and vandalism was lowered by 18%. [64] A 2012 peer-reviewed study found that one year after Sparks Middle School in Nevada instituted a uniform policy, school police data showed a 63% drop in police log reports, and decreases were also noted in gang activity, student fights, graffiti, property damage, and battery. [25] A 2010 peer-reviewed study found that schools with uniform policies had 12% fewer firearm-related incidents and 15% fewer drug-related incidents than schools without uniforms. [69] A 2007 peer-reviewed study found that, in schools with historically higher rates of sexual violence, sexual attacks were less likely if uniform policies were in place. [26] School uniforms also prevent students from concealing weapons under baggy clothing, [38] make it easier to keep track of students on field trips, and make intruders on campus more visible. Frank Quatrone, superintendent in the Lodi district of New Jersey, stated in Feb. 2011 that "When you have students dressed alike, you make them safer. If someone were to come into a building, the intruder could easily be recognized." [6]

  • School uniforms may deter crime and increase student safety

    In Long Beach, CA, after two years of a district-wide K-8 mandatory uniform policy, reports of assault and battery in the district's schools decreased by 34%, assault with a deadly weapon dropped by 50%, fighting incidents went down by 51%, sex offenses were cut by 74%, robbery dropped by 65%, possession of weapons (or weapon "look-alikes") decreased by 52%, possession of drugs went down by 69%, and vandalism was lowered by 18%. [64] A 2012 peer-reviewed study found that one year after Sparks Middle School in Nevada instituted a uniform policy, school police data showed a 63% drop in police log reports, and decreases were also noted in gang activity, student fights, graffiti, property damage, and battery. [25] A 2010 peer-reviewed study found that schools with uniform policies had 12% fewer firearm-related incidents and 15% fewer drug-related incidents than schools without uniforms. [69] A 2007 peer-reviewed study found that, in schools with historically higher rates of sexual violence, sexual attacks were less likely if uniform policies were in place. [26] School uniforms also prevent students from concealing weapons under baggy clothing, [38] make it easier to keep track of students on field trips, and make intruders on campus more visible. Frank Quatrone, superintendent in the Lodi district of New Jersey, stated in Feb. 2011 that "When you have students dressed alike, you make them safer. If someone were to come into a building, the intruder could easily be recognized." [6]

  • A simpler dress code and other things

    School uniforms simplify a school's dress code. The school would only need to specify how the uniform should be worn. If parents are worried about having to spend money, buy a size that is a little larger than the child's actual size. Anyway, a school uniform also gives a professional atmosphere to schools. Also, it's easier to spot a student who has cut class if he/she has a uniform on. Schools also generally a diverse selection of choices that different uniform combinations can be tried out. School pride is also exhibited through the uniform, as mentioned earlier.

  • School uniforms should not be banned.

    It should not be banned because of three reasons:

    1: to avoid the downfall of the specific school's reputation.

    2: to avoid the wiping off of the specific school's identity.

    3: to avoid other school's, children and parents think about the school.

    I hope this would be useful to other fellow colleagues. Thank you.


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Anonymous says2013-02-28T10:36:18.520
i dont think uniform should be banned because it will be more safe and smart for school photos
Anonymous says2013-03-01T12:48:09.700
student shouldnt have to wear school uniform because they might not feel comforable with it but i also agree that they should do because people might not be able to afford nice clothes and this means that people would bully them about it and i dont think this is fair.
Anonymous says2013-05-13T04:43:22.080
Parents don't need the school to dress their children. If you want your kids in dress pants and a polo everyday then by all means dress them that way. But stop trying to dress other people's children.