Uniforms A positive aspect or a negative one?

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A positive aspect or a negative one?

Uniforms are controversial issues, especially in public schools. There have been many school board meetings to discuss them. Most students who attend public schools are not required to wear them. However things are changing down in the United States, more and more schools are introducing uniforms to its students. There are private schools in Toronto that have uniforms, and there are also some public schools. Uniforms signify the importance of school pride and spirit.

I think that uniforms are a good thing, as they have many benefits. Students in the morning are pressed with finding just the right clothes to wear that day. Parents are forced to spend hundreds of dollars each year to buy clothes for their kids that are cool or 'in'. Students are bullied cause of the clothes they wear. Poor students are excluded because they can't afford all the clothes the other students can.

Students because of peer pressure press their parents into buying brand name clothes and shoes. Uniforms promote self esteem and school pride in the students and it is also instills discipline. Uniform help create an air in which students acknowledge that they are at school to learn not show off designer clothes. I personally think that uniforms should be required in public schools but there should also be a chance for letting students have a say in the matter concerning what they will be like.

If students wore uniforms they would not have to waste so much time in the

morning choosing their clothes. Uniforms will also save parents money and time. This money can be spent on things other than brand name clothes. There would be less bulling as, if the bully was making fun of the victim's clothes that...