More schools throughout the United States are forcing students from grades kindergarten through twelfth to wear uniforms. Local communities are deciding to adopt school uniform policies as part of an overall program to improve school safety and discipline. Little do they know that this decision is effective to the students emotionally. Additionally, students should not have to wear school uniforms.
Primarily, wearing school uniforms should not be required in public schools because this type of dress code would not be fair to students to lose this choice. A school inhibits a student’s freedom of choice by enforcing school uniforms. The schools in the United States teach the students that our country is free, and they should exercise their freedoms. But when school boards make students wear what they tell them to, they are violating the student’s freedom of choice. Also, forcing students to wear school uniforms can be an issue of cost, which can effect the choices on what to buy. Several parents shop for their children’s clothes at used discount stores. Uniforms can cost more money from what these families might be able to afford. In addition, these students would need to buy additional clothing to wear after school and on weekends. Buying these additional clothing is double the amount of money a family would spend from the amount of without the uniforms. Consequently, establishing school uniforms as the dress code would be unfair for students to lose as a part of their freedom of choice.
Also, we should not have to wear school uniforms because the current dress code does not prevent us from learning. The choice for the students to learn comes from their confidence and determination of wanting to learn. Their clothes do not make the choice for them, they make the choice for themselves. Uniforms teach children that in order to get along with everyone, they must conform to the same standards as of themselves. Additionally, school uniform rules...