School Uniform

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Persuasive Essay School Uniforms As a student from a catholic grade school for nine years and a student from Benet for two years my view of uniforms in schools maybe implanted in my mind. From the shear amount of time being forced to wear them, but I firmly believe that uniforms don't stifle creativity rather they allow for minor exterior differences not get into the way. Therefore allowing for a more focused discussion on the task at hand. This essay will give you, the reader, supporting reasons for my findings.

Jim Smith walks into a skyscraper, confident and well groomed. Attire includes a tie, suit, and dress shoes. His confidence moves him forward, as he enters an elevator going up to the 23rd floor. He approaches his first job interview at the firm. This well-groomed man graduated from Benet Academy, which had a dress code and hair restrictions. This dress code and hair restrictions evolves young men into mature adults over a four-year period at Benet.

The dress code and hair restrictions play a vital role for our future as they build class integration, increase our image in the community, and dress the students for business, not play. This is one reason I believe Benet Academy needs to continue this vital dress code and hair restrictions for the future.

Having a school full of students wearing the same clothes and hairstyles helps build integration within the class. Students that wear many different styles of clothes all come together due to the fact they wear similar pants, shirts, ties, and shoes. Through a dress code and hair restrictions, everyone becomes more comfortable as a whole, because of their similarities. Without this standard dress code, people may feel alienated with less trendy or "cool" clothes. Hairstyles help ease this integration by...