School Uniforms are the way to go!

Essay by saruuu October 2006

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Dress code in schools has always been a problem because students somehow find it hard to follow the rules on what they can or cannot wear to school. While clothing is a relatively minor issue when it comes to education, wearing uniforms does seem to improve an educational environment. Therefore, I firmly believe that uniforms should be enforced upon students from elementary to high school. I support the idea that school uniforms are the way to go. There are several reasons for that.The uniform dress code has helped make private,public and parochial schools more prestigious for their organization. Taking on the role of school uniforms brings about a new respect for the students and the school they are attending. The students look more professional while the school statistics show to improve. For the faculty it is easier to pick out an intruder. When looking at the social aspect for all students,it slightly eliminates the separation of class, making school more enjoyable for the outcaste students.

Moreover, uniforms are simple in style and colour and are intended to convey the instituitional values of the school. Furthermore, a child who comes from a lower income family may be outcaste from his peers because his clothes aren't new.

With the mandatory school uniform policy, students wouldn't have to worry about their attire and could concentrate more on things that are more important. Uniforms will teach discipline by focusing more on studies and not on what they are wearing, whether it is to look good or just getting around to figuring out what to wear. Trying to find something to wear can take up to hours, and make kids loose focus on getting around to finishing homework. The pressure to wear the most popular brands can become extreme when students ridicule others...