“You go to school to learn,” says the concerned mother with a stern voice. Students are encouraged to attend school daily to obtain a higher level of learning, not to exhibit the coolest new clothes, or the hottest new hairstyle. High school should not be treated like a fashion show, although, many parents do spend a large portion of their income on the children’s clothing for school. It is a waste of money. Uniformity of the students’ attire would be helpful in many ways.
Because of today’s struggling economy, the mandating of school uniforms would be less of a burden to many parents, and for students who buy their own clothes. Think about it. One uniform-approved collared shirt that cost about $15, versus one brand new Coogi shirt, that you can only wear with those one pair of shoes and that one pair of pants, that cost about $80! That already saves about $300 for about a week of clothes. And, that’s excluding shoes, pants, and all those flamboyant accessories. Even if a student doesn’t wear Coogi, the bottom line is wearing uniforms saves money. Living in America with high gas prices, high food prices, and a high unemployment rate, saving money is a undeniable necessity.
How many times have you heard an adult, or yourself on many occasions, shout something down the hallway concerning a student’s clothing? I know the answer is countless times. “Pull up your pants, son!” or “Those leggings so not count.” or “What don’t you understand about above the waist?” or “Young lady, don’t show him all your goodies!” The teachers and faculty members of this should not have to focus on the appearance of their students; they only need to be focused on the education of the students. If we had to wear uniforms, there would be no need to waste time. All will focused on issues that are more important.
Many people who are against uniforms argue that clothes the clothes that you wear are a form of expression. The purpose of clothes is to cover your body, keep your body....