Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Essays --

A school uniform is an identifying, standardized outfit or style of dress worn specifically for an educational institution, they dictate the schools â€Å"dress code†. Generally, uniforms when used enhances uniformity among the students, irrespective of their financial status, race, and color or fashion preference; it improves the learning environment, and instils discipline; reduces security threats and thus enhances safety. Over the years, the educational system has been marred with gang related violence, bullying, safety issues, indecent dressing, and lack of discipline. The implementation of mandatory school uniform policy has a positive result via the reduction in gang problems, enhancement of school security, improved attendance and increased academic achievement. All these positive outcome definitely create a positive influence on the educational process. School uniform prepares the students for school in a much simpler and faster way. Time is not wasted in the morning in choosing and matching what to wear, thus students will get to school on time. This boosts attendance and gives students more time for studying. For example, at a school near Boston a high school senior remarks that â€Å"for some people it takes hours to get dressed. If we had a uniform it would take three minutes† [1]. The stress of matching and choosing clothes, very common with female students is eliminated and students arrive in school clear headed and prepared for the day’s educational task ahead in school. Uniforms are cost effective and they save parents several dollars that will be spent on buying casual clothes for their children. They will have to spend less when they have to buy uniform because the quantity of clothes purcha... ...trip or excursion, uniform helps in identifying them as an organized group and this in effect limits the incidence of student’s straying away or incidence of missing person. In his 1996 State of the Union Address, former president of the United States, Bill Clinton challenged schools â€Å"to teach character education, good values and good citizenship. And if it means that teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms. As long as a school uniform policy is in place, students will go to school in an atmosphere devoid of fear and violence. Discipline will be maintained and students will make improvement in their academics a major priority and not bother about being judged about what they wear or their fashion sense.

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