Professionalism is significant as children grow up, particularly when they go into the corporate world. “In settings where uniforms are not a must professionalism and observance to rules is what uniform-friendly children tend to display more than casual children. When it is required to dress up daily in a uniform, they are actually learning to abide by policies and exist in an environment guided by principles” (Konheim-Kalkstein, 2006). With uniforms getting ready for school in the morning becomes stress-free, if children already know what they are going to wear so they are able to get ready quickly and also reduce the likelihood of them missing school. Especially for single parents with small children who have to get their children ready while they also have to get ready for work. It becomes less of a hassle because they know what their children are going to wear. They just need to focus more on the hygiene time which saves them time. Wearing school uniform allows students to focus more on learning and less on and other useless activities. Uniforms sometimes help students to connect and see others as peers rather than inferiors that can help create a disciplined and structured environment where everybody can learn to work together effectively. HELP REDUCE SOCIOECONOMIC DISPARITIES
SCHOOL UNIFORMS SHOULD BE A REQUIREMENT 5 The use of school uniforms can help reduce the socioeconomic disparities going on in the school setting but also help promote acceptance amongst peers. It masks the income difference between families while generating a level playing field among students making all equals whether rich or poor. It promotes a sense of unity letting everyone know that hey we are all on the same team, just like professional teams do. It will also help reduce peer pressure and bullying. Students who cannot afford costly or trendy clothing are often targeted by bullies. Also students who do not put much value on their clothing, not worrying about what they should and should not wear at school some call them nerds or geeks. They fall in the same category; they usually are prime targets of bullying. “When all students are dressed the same, rivalry between them over clothing options and the teasing of those who are dressed in inexpensive or untrendy outfits can be eradicated” (Toppo, 2014). Troubled students at any school can benefit a great deal from the culture of uniform.
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