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Should students have to wear school uniforms?

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Started: 3/29/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Students should be mandated to wear uniforms because uniforms help students focus on what is being taught rather than worrying about what their peers are wearing. According to a bulletin published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals stated the following, "When all students are wearing the same outfit, they are less concerned about how they look and how they fit in with their peers; thus, they can concentrate on their schoolwork." Wearing the same close as the person around you in schools is proven to help students concentrate and understand the concept on a deeper which benefits both the school and students.


Students should not be forced to wear because these uniforms will have the audacity to take away one's freedom of expression. Linne Hoofnagle, a former writer, states that "The most obvious point against uniforms is that they restrict self-expression. We live in a dynamic society, full of unique characters that make our world a spontaneous one. Cutting that off at a young age only stifles creativity and encourages conformity. We want to encourage our children to be expressive and to think outside the box. Forcing them to wear ugly gray sweater vests and starched white shirts is not the way to do that." Hooofnagle explains that young students would be cut off from their creativity if uniforms were enforced. Creativity is a major component to ones learning capabilities, which is explained in an article titled, "Creativity and Play", and published by the Public Broadcasting Service, or PBS.
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Another reason for why students should be mandated to wear school uniforms is because of the money uniforms would save parents on a long term basis. Think of it, parents would no longer have to buy their kids those expensive pair of pants or that $100 dollar "basic tee" that their kids could not live without rather now they would only have to pay a much smaller amount of money. According to an article titled, "School Uniforms Do Not Have To Cost Much" which was published on a government website stated that the average cost of school uniforms for parents is $249. This low amount of money can in turn save up the parents money so that they are able to spend more money on tutors for the kids and other stuff concerning education.
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