Jessenia Luna

No Uniforms

Not Wanting To Wear Uniforms

I believe that students should not have to wear uniforms. Uniforms take away our individuality. Confidence is much harder to achieve while wearing a uniform. Wearing them can get distracting during the day. Some schools say uniforms make us united as a school, but I don’t think they do anything but bother students. Simple rules instead of a uniform could easily be put in place.

Have Confidence In Yourself

When wearing uniforms, it is a struggle to be an individual. Teachers are always saying how important it is to just be ourselves and not worry about what others might think. Having a uniform takes that away from us, and this may lead students to try to find other ways to be different. Without uniforms we can show everyone who we are through our clothes. It can also give us more confidence.
Confidence is a huge part of life especially for teens. Some people may feel they don’t look good in their school’s uniform. Because of this feeling, they worry all day long about what everyone else is thinking of them. Having confidence can be of great importance. While wearing uniforms, confidence is sometimes a hard thing to accomplish, but this isn’t the only distraction of wearing a uniform.

Uncomfortable With School Uniforms

Uniforms can be quite distracting during the day because of all the restrictions. During the day you constantly have to worry about having your shirt tucked in and keeping everything according to code. After enough uniform violations there will of course be consequences such as a detention.

Wanting to Wear Vs Not wanting to Wear

Wanting to wear school uniforms: As more public schools require school uniforms, the debate about them continues without a clear resolution. Fans of school uniforms believe they reduce bullying, contribute to better school attendance and allow children to focus on learning rather than on their clothes. Some experts, however, disagree, believing that it is important for children and teenagers to be able to express themselves through their fashion choices. In addition, they feel that requiring school uniforms not only places an undue financial requirement on some families but also holds up to ridicule those students who do not fit well in the uniforms.


Not wanting to wear: Beauty standards are stressful. Imagine trying to keep up while wearing an ugly uniform. Uniforms aim to give everybody a homogenous look, right? Instead of improving a student’s self-image because we looks just like the others, it actually does the opposite. Students have different weights, body types and heights. Whenever one looks at them-self in the mirror, we depreciates our self-image because we feels like we don't look our best. If you thought that requiring all students to wear uniforms can lessen the chances of bullying, you are dead wrong! In fact, it can actually increase the incidence of bullying, especially in school districts where violence rates are soaring.