The School Routine
Imagine having to wake up and put on the same thing you wore
the day before and the day before that! School uniforms are becoming more
common in our society and have gone past private to public schools. Students
and even most parents don’t agree with the enforcement with school
uniforms; stating that uniforms take away the right of
self-expression. School uniforms are not a negative thing to have. Yes,
uniforms limit what the students have to choose to wear to school every
day, but it doesn’t limit them from learning each year debates rage over the
positive and negative effects of school uniforms, and there are many different
points of view. I believe that school uniforms have more positive effects than negative.
The positive effects are reducing abuse, control dress code and looks different.
First of all, school uniforms reduce abuse and bullying
between students. Some students get bullied for their clothes which effects
their life and their grades too. Based on a study around 16,000 child misses
school daily because they are afraid from their friends. The students that
can’t afford buying well, enough clothes as the other kids, they’re most
getting bullied. So by requiring school uniforms eliminates the chances of
bullying. Bullies usually pick on kids based on what they wear. What
happens when they are wearing the same thing? Everyone will be dressed the
same, leaving less room to get picked on. When I was in 9th grade
I went to school that doesn’t have uniforms. I used to see many gets getting
bullied because of what they wear.
In the same way, uniforms also control the dress code for the
all the students, which help them to follow the rules in their own life and
their future. The dress code also teach the students how to be more
professional. And I mean by being professional is when later on when they have
job interview. Having boys dressed as gentlemen and the girls dressed as
ladies. There are kids walking around with pants sagging to the ground and
underwear showing. Some kids will even be wearing inappropriate logos on
shirts or jackets. That gives the school a bad look and reputation.
Schools with uniforms have all the students dressed nicely in the assigned
uniforms. Also the dress code gives a good look for the whole school. It helps
students to focus to their teachers not what their friends wearing. By this way
it will help them improving their grades. Some parents claimed it’s a lot of
money to spend on clothes. These parents think that because they already buy
their children’s own clothes so there’s no point to spend more money on school uniforms.
Based on my personal experience, I used to go to public school with uniform.
Life was so easy because I don’t have to think about what I will wear the next
day for school. There was two uniforms which are one for the basic days and the
other one is when we have gym. And we couldn’t wear the gym uniform on any
other day, it had to be the gym day only.
Besides that, uniform help the students and the teacher.
Uniforms makes everything easier in schools. It will help students identify
teachers faster. It will also help the security know if there’s any strangers entered
the school. By this way the school will be safer for everyone. Additionally for
these reasons uniforms make students safe inside and outside the school. Uniforms
makes it difficult on gang members to show themselves. It also helps school security
quickly spot intruders and any other individuals who do not belong. Reduces
the risk of students being robbed to and from school, or for that matter in
school, of expensive clothing, jewelry, etc.
important reason from having uniforms is students can’t carry weapons in
schools. Some of the other reasons are improving attendance, increase a sense
of belonging and school pride and Diminish economic and social barriers between
students. Also according to Ivan Chan Ka-chun an eleven years old student at NLSI
Lui Kwok Pat Fong College said “Teachers and principals should wear a school
uniform as they are a part of the school. If they wear the uniform, people
would know that they are working in that school, and they would feel a stronger
sense of belonging”. Also teachers
should wear uniforms so they can support and make students feel better about
wearing uniform. In the same time according to Prudence Mak thirteen years old
student that went to Tak Nga Secondary School said, “Why should teachers? But
unlike students, teachers are already grown-up, and have professional judgement
to decide what they should wear”.
Overall, school uniforms are a great thing to have. Even though
argument whether or not school uniforms violates the students right to
self- expression will be never ending. There seems to be more positive
outlooks than negative on schools that require school uniforms. Having
school uniforms be required for the students to wear gets rid of the
bullies who pick on other students based on what they are wearing.in that case
having school uniform is a good idea. By making the students wear uniform
you’re controlling their behavior in a good way. The result from controlling
their behavior they gets good grades. Also the uniforms help them to be ready
and professional for their future. In additional, uniforms makes everyone looks