Do School Uniforms Help to Improve the Learning Environment?
by roxannebareil on September 18, 2015 - 10:41am
I think school uniforms are a good thing. First of all, students won’t be bullied for what they wear. Being happier, the children will only have to focus on studying. Also, it helps families with money difficulties to spend less for clothing for their children in a year. I think that from kindergarten to high school, it is adequate because it gives students the possibility to open their minds to other things than their appearance.
A uniform can be a total outfit or only a shirt with the school logo on it that students have to wear. Apart from uniforms, there are also dress codes but they are harder to enforce by students. Some places that have established a uniform policy have showed improved graduation and attendance rates but not academic performances. Many arguments for and against uniforms were given. One of the arguments against uniforms is that they violate a student’s right to freedom of expression. On the contrary, one of the arguments in favor of uniforms is that they diminish economic and social barriers between students. Finally, the article tells us that uniforms help to improve attendance, graduation and suspension rates.
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Advocate : publicly recommend or support
If so many schools have uniforms, do you think teachers should have one too?
Do you think that wearing a uniform violates the rights to freedom of expression?