Schools all across the nation speak about how uniforms are a positive to the school environment and increases student safety. While there is a plethora of pros on to why uniforms are helping the school community and keeping a level playing field for the students, lots of issues come with uniforms. The argument that states uniforms are put in place to prevent bullying is very invalid because schools with uniforms still experience with bullying.

School systems are very hypocritical in by saying that uniforms are created to make a level playing field in the school environment, and prevent students from being distracted. Yet they ask us to branch off into our own appearance and portray ourselves, but with a uniform we can’t have any social expression. Schools promote individuality but yet put us in a jail type of environment, wearing the same clothing, training us to listen to the bell to dismiss us, and any type of rebellion to the uniform results in consequences. Uniforms do not improve attendance or deter crime, in all reality , uniforms are not resolution to any of the issues so what we really are school systems solving with a uniform?

JK Uniform by [email protected] on 2016-08-28 05:44:42

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  1. Brooke 4 months ago

    Dear Deng,

    I am intrigued by your post because, as someone who attends a school that requires uniforms, I agree in a sense that students should be able to express themselves through their choice in clothing; however, I do believe that uniforms create a sense of order and focus in the classroom. Students are less likely to be distracted by those around them because everyone essentially looks the same. Uniforms also assure that students are not violating dress codes, as they are specifically made to adhere to these guidelines.

    One thing that did stand out to me, though, is when you said that schools continue to ask us to “to branch off into our own appearance and portray ourselves.” I think this is interesting because, at the all-girls school I attend, the idea of expressing yourself and promoting woman’s rights is constantly preached, yet they are, in a sense, taking away a number of opportunites and rights to do this. While I understand uniforms acting as a promotion of modesty, I do not feel as though this is a necessary component of the successes of students.

    Thank you for your project, and I look forward to seeing what you write next because I feel as though this post was very insightful and brought up many good arguments against uniforms.

  2. Cristina 5 months ago

    “Are Uniforms Needed” talks about the desired effect that schools want by enforcing uniforms, yet how that effect isn’t really happening which is the prevention of bullying. By enforcing uniforms schools expect their students to stop bullying from happening as it pertains to the students appearance. Usually the brand of clothing can lead to bullying but uniforms doesn’t change that bullying aspect as there are factors contributed to bullying. Along with bullying the author mentions other things schools want to encourage such as individuality and a form of expression but with uniforms that isn’t allowed and even with uniforms students are still getting in trouble when they break a certain rule with their clothing.

    I agree with Deng that uniforms shouldn’t be enforced as they don’t really make a difference. In my area we aren’t required to wear uniforms but I can only imagine how other students forced to wear them must feel as we also get in trouble when we break dress code. Though we aren’t required to wear uniforms we are expected to follow a lot of rules regarding our clothing, keeping our sense of style or identity in check.

    How would you feel if you had to wear a uniform?

    #OCHS

  3. Lizette Martinez 1 year ago

    Dear Deng,
    Students should be allowed to have the freedom to dress how they want. Some things are positive about school uniforms, but there is also negative. I agree that school systems are very hypocritical by saying that they are creating a level playing field. You pointed out that school uniforms make you feel like you are in a jail environment. Aren’t schools supposed to encourage Freedom? You put out some very interesting points about how they also use school uniforms to prevent bullying but it doesn’t. I love how you end your paragraph with a question to keep the reader thinking about the subject.

  4. OnTasia White 1 year ago

    Dear Deng,
    I agree with you everyone should be able to wear what they want as long as it follows the dress code. I understand no one wants to wear the same thing as everyone in school or just wear the same thing everyday. I’m very lucky i go to a school that i get to wear what i want.

  5. Lior 1 year ago

    i agree that students should have the freedom to wear what they want as long as it follows dress code policies.

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