When they have to wear the same clothes as everyone else, they seek different ways of showing their individuality, such as piercing, tattooing, jewelry, and makeup.
In addition to suppression of individuality, there is another big problem with uniforms: low-income families are not able to afford them, especially when they have more than one children going to school.
These statistics offered by Long Beach are often most cited as a proven deterrent to school violence, after adopting a mandatory uniform policy in 1994. Violence is not learned by clothing, but rather through unfit home situations, negative friendships, and even popular culture (including emulation of television, media, music, and movies).
According to Richard Van Der Laan, school crime has dropped over seventy-five percent, while attendance has reached an all-time high. Is it the uniforms, or the induction of them that is solving the problem?? A simple change in dress will not abolish these problems, but merely hide them for a time.
Both the students and their parents will be relieved from the routine of picking clothing pieces that seem appropriate for school and work well when combined in an outfit.
The fact that the student will know what to wear to school will lead to quicker preparations, so the risk of being late for school will be lower.
Say two people look alike, wearing the same uniform. So in conclusion I do not think students should have to wear school uniforms, but I digress we all disagree on something right?
High school is typically a time when kids begin to distinguish themselves from one another.
I don’t think children or teens should have to wear school uniforms. They should have the right to wear what they want when they want. Everything would be dull and boring if everyone looked the same and wore the same stuff! The effect would be: students becoming angry and violent, and worst case scenario, suicide.
The land of the free and the home of the brave and we can’t even choose what we wear?