Persuasive Smore

By Juan Santana

Should Students have to wear uniforms?

Do uniforms make schools better?

Yes and no, say the experts. The heated debate over school uniforms shows no signs of cooling off. For the past decade, schools, parents and students have clashed over the issue of regulating student attire. In 2007, cases involving an anti-Bush T-shirt in Vermont, and Tigger socks in Napa, California, made their way through the courts, causing many to wonder whether this debate will ever be resolved.

5 Reasons we shouldn't wear uniforms:

Violate a student’s right to freedom of expression
Are simply a Band-Aid on the issue of school violence
Make students a target for bullies from other schools
Are a financial burden for poor families
Are an unfair additional expense for parents who pay taxes for a free public education
Are difficult to enforce in public schools

According to proponents, school uniforms: Counter Argument

Help prevent gangs from forming on campus.
Encourage discipline.
Help students resist peer pressure to buy trendy clothes.
Help identify intruders in the school.
Diminish economic and social barriers between students.
Increase a sense of belonging and school pride.
Improve attendance.

Even though they say this about the children. They need to express themselves and show who they really are inside. Think about the children's feelings about the uniform if a child grew up in a uniform school they would feel comfortable wearing uniforms, so now its up to the parents to take their children to the type of school they want.

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