Letter to the Editor

Do you really believe that mandatory school uniforms are really necessary during school? I ¡ ¯m one of the students who disagree to that argument and I ¡ ¯d like to take this time to present my opinion against school uniforms. I believe that students should not have to wear school uniforms because of the 4 main points I have which states why school uniforms shouldn ¡ ¯t be mandatory in schools. Students should not have to wear school uniforms because they are a waste of money and other things, uncomfortable, judging/gang problems will still go on, and finally because they ¡ ¯ll have negative effects on students ¡ ¯ actions, individualism, and discipline. School uniforms are a bad idea.

To begin with, it is a fact that uniforms lead parents and students on wasting a lot of money. You ¡ ¯ll have to buy more clothes for the weekends and days with no school, which means you have to purchase double amount. To add, uniforms ultimately cost more than the sum of regular clothes. For example, an average top (shirt) is about $25 or less and the pants are about $30. They come to a result of $55, but school uniforms go way above 100 dollars. Then, there ¡ ¯s the time issue. Uniforms don ¡ ¯t decrease the time to get ready for school because some people take the time to look different than the others who dress the same. Furthermore, what about the problem of wasting water, laundry detergents and the time to wash them? School uniforms sure make people waste money and other important things, but we can stop it by not having school uniforms.

Next, it is said by many students that school uniforms are uncomfortable. Many kids say comfortable clothes actually do help them concentrate more because it ¡ ¯s not too tight or too loose. While some kids are comfortable in certain styles, others prefer different styles. Some may like it in sweaters, and some in jeans because everyone is different in height and

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