How do you expect teenage boys to concentrate in studies when some girls in their class are scantily dressed all in the name of fashion and self-expression?
Aren’t they taking away your right toa favorable learning environment?
It has been argued that maintaining dress code in schools may prove to be very difficult task for school management.
With the changing in lifestyles and dress fashions determining what should be worn or not becomes very difficult.
Some schools prefer having the uniform, others prefer use of dress codes, yet others prefer doing without the uniform at all (Peterson 1): “In Miami, 196 of the 328 public schools require uniforms this year, more than twice as many as last year; in Cleveland, two-thirds of the public schools have adopted uniforms” (Lewin 1).
Both sides may have valid reasons for their claims but a closer look at the issue clearly indicates that there are way too many benefits which will accrue from using the school uniform than not.In addition,fashionable clothes are likely to make concealing of weapons easier.At times criminals may have the freedom to access the school as they will hardly be noticed. To instill sanity and discipline and prevent these criminal activities we need to seriously consider how effective the school uniform can be.The same report claims that: In response to growing levels of violence in our schools, many parents, teachers, and school officials have come to see school uniforms as one positive and creative way to reduce discipline problems and increase school safety.(USDE 1) The use of personal clothes at schools has been highly criticized due to the fact that it creates a chance for the formation of clique and gangs in schools.Certain gangs or cliques will have a tendency of dressing particular to publicize their identity. These gangs are hardly likely to concentrate in studies and in addition they may be associated with bullying and intimidation which in turn affects the performance of other students.Do school uniforms improve discipline and motivation for better education?This is the question that many people would like to get answers for and this paper discusses the importance of school uniform with the aim of showing that if it is implemented it will significantly contribute to upholding of discipline.It has been claimed that “students do not feel that school is a place of work but rather a place to hang out with friends and socialize; their unprofessional behavior is reflected in the manner in which they present themselves” (Duvall et al. How do we restore back the discipline and school professionalism?By implementing school uniforms which will help students have the feeling of school professionalism and take education seriously.A report by Oregon Legislative claims that school uniform goes a long way in “Helping prevent gang members from wearing gang colors and insignia at school”(OLPR 1).School uniform will help not only the gangs and cliques to have discipline and focus on education but also the rest of the school.