Students Shouldnt Wear School Uniforms Essay

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Students still do not want to listen to the dress code policy. They think that it is dumb for us to have dress code. People agree with that, uniform should not be part of dress code. The only reason we wear it ,is because teachers think that students won't get bullied. They are wrong students still come getting bullied either way. This why students still do not want to wear uniform. The school uniform should not mandatory in public schools.
        

First of all students do not like how the uniform look on them. That is why they do not like wearing the uniforms. There should still be no dress code. Students still come to school wearing stuff they are not suppose to wear. The students end up breaking the school dress code policy.
       

We should not have dress code because sometime our uniform rip and we have to go and buy new ones. For if they rip.we know that if we do not have uniform we still en duo buying new clothes every year, but if they rip we still are going to have other clothes to wear. Some people only buy like two or three uniforms so they have to wash when they need to wear it again. If we do not have dress code we just wash the clothes the day before the new week, because we will have other clothes to wear.
       

If we wear school uniform it does not allow individuality. School uniform could be expensive. Besides ,kids should get to show who they really are by the clothes they wear ,it takes away kids freedom of expression.
        

Kids having to wear uniform is not fair. They will not get to show who they really are. Some can not buy uniform because the clothes is so expensive. That they can not attend the school they want to go to. It also takes away kids freedom of expression. So is it really worth it wearing school uniforms ,because the student still will come to school wearing what they are not suppose to wear.   


More than 200 Bradford secondary school pupils were sent home from school this week. Their crime? Uniform infringements. They weren’t burning bras or tying their ties around their heads. They were wearing trainers or the wrong cut of trousers. But is it OK to deprive someone of a day of education just because they don’t look smart enough?

The rationale for uniform is to create a level playing field. So rich kids don’t lord it over poorer ones with their flashy jumpers and Huarache trainers and no one is teased for not following the latest trends. But the flipside of conformity is dullness. What about budding fashionistas or simply those who want to express their individuality? A bland uniform suppresses our right to express ourselves through clothes. Kids will be kids, and frankly it takes more than stipulating the right shade of blue shirt to eradicate bullying from schools. If teens want to bully others they will find their motive and means.

Schools also say that uniforms help to set high academic standards. But some of the highest-achieving countries have no uniform. Finland’s schools top international league tables and don’t have school uniform; while the UK has the uniforms without the stunning results.

Wearing uniform doesn’t even “suit” you for the workplace. It may be OK if you’re headed for the boardroom but if you’re looking for a swanky job in the tech sector, then think again. The uniform there is more beard and skinny jeans than blazer and tie. In fact, in many offices these days, you’d be more likely to get a laugh than a call back.

At my school there’s a strict uniform policy in lower school and a dress code in the sixth form. I envy a friend at another school who sat her exams in cosy leggings and comfy boots. There’s nothing more distracting in a three-hour history exam than a suffocating top button. Who knows? I might have got an A* in maths if I’d been in my onesie.

And uniform is a distraction. Teachers spend time and energy policing uniform when they could presumably be teaching us. They hand out detentions, quibble over hair dye and sometimes, creepily, ask girls to kneel on the floor to check the length of their skirts. In any case, there are better ways to introduce unity into schools. In the real world, communities are built on shared interests, not wearing identical kit. Take football fans. As it gets nippy, they may choose to don the team scarf but it’s the chants and shared hatred of the opposition that unite them. It’s actually doing a lunchtime or after-school activity that provides bonds, rather than what you’re wearing to do so.

Uniforms may work for police officers, soldiers and neo-Nazis, but they have no place in schools. The Bradford kids should wear what they want, their schools should let them – and then everyone could get on with some actual learning.

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