The debate over school uniforms always gets people fired up
1.School uniforms prevent the hassle of deciding what to wear every morning. To be honest, I think this applies more to girls (or guys who are picky about what they wear) because there’s always more pressure about appearance for girls. That said, waking up and already knowing exactly what you’re going to wear definitely saves the hassle of having to decide. For those who don’t stress in the morning about what to wear, this won’t really make a single difference.
2.Uniforms help children focus more on school work and less on what they’re wearing. Another slight truth. With everybody wearing the same thing, less focus is on what another person is wearing… aaaand it cuts back on checking out the other gender (school uniforms are never flattering). Also, when my private school would have its occasional days where we could wear what we wanted, we were noticeably more rowdy. I think this might be because it was a rare treat — in a school that switches from free dress to uniforms, the difference wouldn’t be as noticeable I don’t think.
3.School uniforms save money. This one I don’t believe in. When I had to wear uniforms, I would always change into normal day clothes the instant I got home. What this meant was my parents had to pay for two sets of clothes instead of one: they had to update my casual wear every year, as well as my school uniforms. Not only that, but being a little kid who liked to run around and get sweaty, this meant I had two outfits that needed to be washed every day, meaning more laundry for Mom, costing her both time and money.
4.School uniforms cut down on gang activity at school. Since gangs like to wear similar clothes (by colors, mainly), wearing uniforms cuts down on gang activity. This one is harder for me to elaborate on: in my private school class, there were too few kids to even have gangs, and even in my high school gang activity wasn’t huge. However, I can see...