Should schools have uniforms?

Should schools have uniforms? school uniforms are most commonly used in private schools,yet more public schools are adopting the idea of having school uniforms. According to a 2020 report, the percentage of public schools that require school uniforms went from 12% in the 1999 to 2000 school year to 20% in the 2017-18 school year. 

The most frequently required uniforms are elementary schools with 23% followed by middle school with 18% in high schools with 10%. There are many Pros that benefit the schools and students like, helping students focus on the educator, not their clothes. It creates a level playing field among students, reduces peer pressure and bullying, enhances school pride, unity and school spirit. Helps improve attendance and makes getting ready in the morning easier for students. Legal rights to free expression remain intact with school uniforms, people can express themselves individually in their uniforms by introducing variations and adding accessories.

Problems also do come to light with school uniforms. But just like the pros there are a lot of consStudents freedom of  expression,  school uniforms do not stop bullying and may increase violent attacks, Do not approve attendance, Academic preparedness or exam results, The key finding the benefit of the doubt is that uniforms are questionable. Students also do not like the idea that uniforms Can affect students' self image. Parents should be free to choose their children's clothes without being ridiculed. School uniforms May delay the transition into adulthood. 

As you can see there is a lot of evidence,  in the positives and negatives  of having uniforms. Most public schools don't wear uniforms and that's okay. Yes, I think it would be good to have something a little more in order, but we're a public school, everyone is different. 


Should students be able to decide this for themselves? 


Would you be okay wearing a uniform? 



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  • Greast topic choice and well done Isabella!

  • If the school started making us wear school uniforms I think the students should be able to just wear what they want and not wear the uniforms that the school provides. And if they did make us wear uniforms I wouldn't because I want to wear what I want.

  • I think that it is pointless because they don't make a point and I think that it doesn't benifit anything. Wearing school uminforms it makes you look funny and make's people ask questions why you are wearing a school uninforms.

  • I don't think that school uniforms should be required by schools. I believe students should be able to wear what they want. It's their right to express themselves. Also some girls might not be ok with having to wear a skirt or dress everyday even in the winter time.

  • i think students should be able to wear what they want to wear. If we don't have the freedom of wearing what we want no one can express themselves. I think wearing a uniform wouln't be horrible, but i wouldn't like it. I want to able to wear what i want.

    • I totally agree, Students should be allowed to dress how they want. I bet uniforms wouldn't be that comfortable ether.

  • No, I feel that wearing a school uniform should not be required. clothes are how many people express themselves and taking that away will only be harmful to others. School uniforms should not be required.

  • I feel that there should not be school uniforms. I think that kids should be able to wear as they please and decide for themselves. I personally think that uniforms would just be unpleasant, with the fact we are in highschool. Yes, there should be a dresscode just simply not uniforms.

  • I think that schools shouldn't input school uniforms. Having uniforms would probably increase bullying and make the self image of a student worse. I wouldn't wear a uniform because it's childish if high school is supposed to prepare you for the adult world having us wear a certain clothing style is helping us become adults.

  • I dont think schools should have uniforms I think we should be able to wear what we want. A lot of people like to dress up and others like to be comftorable and if we have uniforms we cant wear those things. I still think we should have dress code but not wear uniforms.

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