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Should uniforms be required in schools?

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Started: 6/2/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Uniforms shouldn't be required in schools because of many considerable reasons. To start off, uniforms don't allow kids and teenagers to express themselves through clothes. Their fashion choices are supposed to tell something about a student. Choosing their own outfits that they favor usually gives the students the confidence for the day, which is crucially important for self-esteem and their performance at school. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, "allowing students to choose their clothing is an empowering message from the schools that a student is a maturing person who is entitled to the most basic self-determination." Self-determination and self-expression is key in day to day life, especially of teenagers. It is widely known that at the age of 12-17 kids are often affected easily and sometimes struggle with confidence issues.


What is a school? School its place where educational processes happen. Students come to school to study not expressing themselves. In addition, uniform its only way to express themselves, there is a lot of that students can express their individuality. One of the main reasons why they should wear a uniform is that it creates a distraction. Some students might wear explicit or offensive cloth which can be inadmissible towards to other students and their culture. It also can cause discrimination to other students, that can't afford better cloth than other students.
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Children and teens spend so much time at schools. What other time do they have to express themselves? Self-expression through clothes means greater self- confidence. Which is, as previously stated, essential for teens and children. Secondly, self-expression through clothes does NOT mean "distractions" or "explicit" content. This is why almost all schools have dress codes. A dress code allows students to be who they are without disrupting the school environment and the learning of other students. With self-expression comes self-development. Self-development is a constant change and growth that is a part of everyone's life. Self-development provokes creativity and new ideas. For example, if a student was really into fashion and clothes, but the fact that uniforms were mandatory in his or her school would lead to the student abandoning their dream job. Even though you could say, "if the student really wanted to, they would continue." However, let's look at the real world here. That's not how it will work in the real world. If something is inconvenient for a person, the person is most likely to leave their "dream" or "idea." That is just how the nature of people is.
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