Uniforms Being Standardized

Uniforms Being Standardized

  • Submitted By: JenniferD33
  • Date Submitted: 11/03/2008 2:39 PM
  • Category: English
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The governments should standardize uniforms for Jr. High schools across the United States. Not all students agree with having uniforms. Did you know some students have recently come out in support of school uniforms? According to a survey of 1,300 teens, 67% of the boys and 52% of girls prefer wearing uniforms to school.

Uniforms help point out who does not belong on campus and it makes it so that all the students who attend the school are equal. Equality increases the social life in students. Clothing and fashion are often at the root of social conflict. Educators believe that uniforms dictate a stricter atmosphere and that students who wear uniforms are more likely to follow school rules. Allowing Jr. High Schools to only wear uniforms prevent gang colors in school. Unfortunately no matter how hard you try there will always be bullying and violence. You can’t get rid of teasing just because everyone looks either exactly or almost the same.

Cost for school uniforms are sold at a reasonable and affordable to families because there is not as much pressure to buy expensive, trendy clothing. The investment of uniform may be high, but the amount of clothing needed to own is reduced. Uniforms are made to last and can be washed easily and frequently. After buying uniforms the cost total is often cheaper than if you were to buy everyday clothing for school. Some people believe that uniforms cost less than trendy children’s clothing. There are just as many who believe that the cost of school uniforms is a negative factor as those who see it as a positive factor. Some believe that it increases the amount of clothing parents will have to buy for their children because the children will still want and need clothing for the hours they are not in school. Uniforms can be more expensive for a family who buys from second-hand stores or who relies on hand-me-down clothing from friends and family. Some believe cost is a negative aspect of school uniforms because there is...

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