Of course, even schools that don’t require uniforms may police student clothing that’s deemed too revealing or offensive, but uniforms may add to the attention focused on student dress.
Of course, even schools that don’t require uniforms may police student clothing that’s deemed too revealing or offensive, but uniforms may add to the attention focused on student dress.This can make students feel that they’re being scrutinized and punished for their appearance, which could have negative effects on student self-esteem or attitudes toward the school.
Some proponents of school uniforms argue that uniforms can increase student safety in school and outside of school, as well as increasing students’ ability to blend in and focus on learning without having to worry that their clothing choices might make them a target.
Keeping a child in school uniforms may be more expensive for parents and guardians than buying regular clothes would be.
Even if you don’t have a personal connection to uniforms, you might be interested in the topic.
If you answered “yes” to either question, you probably have strong feelings about uniform requirements in schools.
Another argument made against uniforms is that they limit students’ self-expression.
Teenagers in particular are famous for needing to express their emotions and their tastes in music, fashion and art through clothing, hair and piercings.
Also, all clothing has to be appropriate and safe for school, and cannot cause a distraction.
All in all, we are not in support of uniforms in public schools. Besides, we already have some dress code rules that we have to follow, so we do not want more restrictions in our clothing choices by having to wear a uniform.
There is not as much competition or comparison about clothing while you are at school, because everyone would have the same uniform.
However, some of my friends in private schools do say that students try to individualize their uniforms and still compare accessories.