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Advantages and Disadvantages of School Uniforms

            The use of school uniforms may have their advantages and disadvantages. Many people believe that school uniforms go against our rights, our freedom of expression, by being told what to wear and when to wear it. Other people believe that school uniforms are a great technique to use within private and public schools. David L. Brunsma, an author of the book "The School Uniform Movement" states, "requiring students to wear uniforms is a change that affects mot only students, but also school faculty and parents" (184-185). In my opinion, I feel that school uniforms are a great thing to implement at a national level. Statistics show that students who wear school uniforms make do tremendously better at school, whether it is their grades, or their attendance. The students are not as distracted by what one another is wearing, and students feel equal amongst their peers, no one has to argue on who has a better what. Wearing school uniforms is also more affordable in the world we live in today. All these positive outcomes can really happen just because of school uniforms. .
             "Doesn't the approach of many schools constitute a blatant disrespect for the rights of students of freedom of expression through their choice of clothing, and consequently an attack on all of our rights?" questioned the article that was written after a debate about school uniforms, "Those Disgusting School Uniforms" (pg. 6). Yes, I do believe it goes against our rights, but students are not getting anything taken away from them by using school uniforms. I do not see it as important or that students really have a use to express themselves through their clothing at young ages. Freedom of expression can begin in college or when they step into the real world, where it may have a larger impact as an individual. School uniforms would not hurt anyone in particular, nor would offend anyone.

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