AT&D #44. The Controversy of School Uniforms

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Are you for or against school uniforms? What psychological effects of uniforms might improve student behavior and academic performance? What are the drawbacks to school uniforms? 

In my opinion, I am against the use of school uniforms but I can see both sides of the argument for why to impose such a procedure. For the pros, I can see the psychological fear being eased in students who are conscience about their outfits (to counter bullying or perceived awkwardness which leads into social ostracizing  as well as the image that wearing the uniforms can give off (which can remind students to not stray too far from their school’s decorum as how the saying goes, “clothes make the man/girl” or people can judge you on what you wear). Especially regarding the latter, the sense of grandeur would reaffirm behaviors in students to act accordingly and perform strongly in academic work.

On the cons, uniforms, I see, are just a bit too much when it comes to forcing a student population to comply with dressing up; after all, clothes are a sign of lifesytle and define each person for who very are. By making everyone wear the same thing would essentially kill the difference that people are willing to show in favor of a uniform identity which leads for a very bleak and bland atmosphere in an otherwise fun learning learning environment.

Also, and more obviously, uniforms cost too much; why should schools dedicate a budget toward clothing (something that people already have) when they could instead put the money into educational resources (a better and more legitament cause)?

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