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Pro/Con Speech: School Uniforms Introduction: Don’t take another step, otherwise individuality will be throw out the window. Thesis: School uniforms should not be mandated in public schools. Argument 1 Claim: School uniforms are expensive. Grounds: For example, many parents shop for their children’s clothing at used or discount stores. Uniforms typically cost more money than clothing at these stores. Also, these families will have to buy both uniforms and clothes for the child to wear after school and on the weekends. Uniforms are not usually worn any time but at school. (Megonnell, 2006) Warrant: So, when the cost of two outfits per day is figured in instead of one, a family is going to spend a lot more money. Transition: Not only do school uniforms cost more money for the students family, they also have another bad effect. Argument 2 Claim: School uniforms limit a students freedom of expression. Grounds:
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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Alan Hilfer, senior psychologist in the Childrens and Adolescent Unit in Brooklyn says, Clothes are a source of expression for children, and as kids get older, they become increasingly resentful of uniforms.(Hilfer, 2005) When students are required to wear school uniforms their freedom of choice gets taken away. For example, if a student doesnt like the color white, and their uniforms are white and kacki, the student is forced to wear a color he or she doesnt like every single day of school. Warrant: By taking away this freedom to choose, students are unable to express themselves in a creative way by choosing the way that they dress. They are unable to pick out what they like to wear and what they feel comfortable wearing. Summary: Because school uniforms are expensive and because they take a way an individuals freedom they should not be mandated in public schools....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Donohue during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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