School Uniforms

All school should allow school uniforms


In his 1996 State of the Union Address, President Clinton said, “If it means that the school rooms will be more orderly and more disciplined, and that our young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside, instead of what they’re wearing on the outside, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear uniforms.” Today school uniforms are no longer just worn by students in private or religious schools, more and more public schools are implementing a school uniform policy which requires their students to wear uniforms


Policy makers believe that school uniforms could improve school safety and the quality of education that students receive. School uniforms also decrease violence. The wearing of certain items of fashionable clothing, such as expensive sneakers or leather, can also lead to violence in and around schools. School uniforms should be worn in schools because it reduces behaviors, it’s less expensive for parents, and it allows students to focus on studying that focusing on clothes.
Why Uniforms Are Good For Schools

Concessions and Rebuttal

People say that school uniforms cause violence. However, in February 1996 survey by the Nation Association of Secondary School Principals found that 70% of middle and high school principals believed that uniforms reduced the number of discipline problems and violent incidents in school. Students may unknowingly wear gang colors and be targeted for violence. Washington Post columnist Mary McGrory reported that in the previous year in the Washington, D.C. area alone, there were injured in clothing-related dispute, including one in which a student was shot to death because of a jacket. Teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets (Clinton). Concern over that kind of violence has led many policy makers to advocate school uniforms. School Uniforms reduce violence and all schools should have a uniform.
Lessons learnt from pupils wearing school uniform


School uniforms decrease violence and it really does. It increases school safety. It reduces behavior. It’s less expensive for parents. School Uniforms help students to behave nicer. With school uniforms students look much nicer in school. School uniforms prevent students from wearing clothes that don’t belong to school. Students should wear uniforms so they can behave nicer, reduce violence and represent their schools.

Why Should Public Schools Mandate Uniforms?

Work Cited

“School Uniforms.” Issues and Controversies. Facts On The File News Services, 1 Sept. 2000. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.

“School Uniforms.” Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 18 Mar. 2014.