Our schools today are not in the best of conditions and because of that school uniforms in public schools are becoming increasingly more popular all across our nation. .
School uniforms help build discipline inside of the classroom. This structure improves the students? behavior and attitude towards schooling. In 1998 a study done by The National Association of Elementary School Principals and Land's End discovered that schools with a uniform policy had almost a twenty percent better discipline rate than that of a non-active uniform policy. Studies also showed that student achievement was increased by ten percent. When uniforms create a good learning atmosphere, students are more likely to concentrate on their schoolwork and work for good grades.
A safe and structured learning environment is the first requirement of a good school. Children who feel safe and secure in return they will become better students. Parents, teachers, and school officials have been forced to look toward school uniforms as one potentially positive way to reduce discipline problems and increase school safety and I believe that is a very good idea even though I never had to wear a uniform while I attended public schools.
Having a school full of students wearing the same clothes and hairstyles helps build integration within the class. Students that wear many different styles of clothes all come together wearing similar pants, shirts, ties, and shoes. Through a dress code restriction, everyone is made more comfortable by wearing similar clothes; otherwise, people may feel alienated with less trendy or "cool" clothes. School uniforms helps to eliminate social barriers. Many students come from diverse backgrounds; however, inside the school, economic advantages and disadvantages are no longer obvious. Parents? incomes no longer determine how well his or her son or daughter dresses the next day at school. Uniforms help to erase the cultural and economic differences among the students that may have caused problems.