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that encourages a students’ individuality. However, the clothes students wear shouldn’t be the only way for students to express themselves. Improving the learning environment of our childrenshould be utmost in our minds. We need get away from old age thinking where the wearing of school uniforms means we are standardizing our children. Wearing school uniforms does not prevent our students from becoming independent thinkers or individuals. Schools already have different lesson plans and activities that foster the unearthing of a student’s talents, self-expression and individuality. In an environment of learning, children cannot be allowed to "do what they want" or there wouldn't be a need for an administration, teachers, and structure. If
Are School Uniforms a Requirement?6school uniforms are utilized by schools as a form of making the environment more conducive to learning, self-expression and individuality will be encouraged and fostered through programs included in the curriculum.In conclusion, the debate over school uniforms still continues to this day. It will continue to be a debate because the wearing of school uniforms touches bigger issues such as freedom of expression. However, while we debate the issue, parents, teachers, school officials and law makers must realize school uniforms won’t solve all the issues that schools face today. Instead they should realize that school uniforms will help combat some of the major issues. Wearing of school uniforms will help create a more positive climate that favors learning by reducing distractions. Students don't have to worry about peer pressure when it comes to their clothes. Students already have a lot to contend with and we could eliminate some of the distractions and enforce focus if the wearing of school uniforms were the policy nationwide.
Are School Uniforms a Requirement?7ReferencesBrunsma, D. T., Rockquemore, K. A. (1998). Effects of Student Uniforms onAttendance, Behavior Problems, Substance Use, and Academic Achievement. Journal of Educational Research, 92, 53-62. ProCon.org (2014, September 11). Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?Retrieved from Tucker, K., Hawkins, M. (2013, July 30). National Survey of Student Leaders Reveals2013 School Uniform Trends. Retrieved from -school-leaders-reveals-2013-school-uniform-trendsWalmsley, A. (2011). What the United Kingdom Can Teach the United States AboutSchool Uniforms. Kappan Magazine, 92, 63-66.West, C. K., Tidwell, D. K., Bomba, A. K., Elmore, P. A. (1999). Attitudes of Parents About School Uniforms. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 91, 92-96.
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