Alicia harangues on the economic consequences of introducing school uniforms by declaring that “the uniforms don’t seem quite so affordable.” As per Alicia’s logic, school uniforms amount to an added financial burden on an average middle class family and many families find it really costly to purchase uniforms for their progeny. Even a cursory online analysis of the price catalogues of some of the famous economy stores will amply testify to the fact that school uniforms are not that dearer as Alicia deems them to be. Besides, in the long run, making children wear uniforms to school turns out to be cheaper than helping them afford an assorted wardrobe catering to their school dressing needs and requirements. School uniforms relieve the parents and the students of tons of financial pressure and burden with everyone knowing that they have to wear the same clothes to school every day. Alicia also tends to hold that even if schools uniforms ameliorate the “best clothes competition (Thomas, 2009)”, they do usher in a more damaging “the best body competition. ” Her logic is that students who are thin or husky may not be able to choose clothes that tone down their bodily aberrations and hence may suffer from guilt or many types of complexes. The fact is that this argument put forward by Alicia is facile and immature. Everybody knows that in the real world nobody is perfect and that most of the people do tend to have the so called physical, mental or social limitations.
This paper summarizes the Alicia Thomas' editorial The Case against School Uniforms along with representing an author's thoughts on the theme. The writer suggests that school uniforms do usher in an accepting and encouraging academic environment…
In today’s world of kidnapping and human trafficking a reliable means of protecting our children is vital to our continued safe existence. We can no longer bury our heads in the sand and hope that our children are safe once they have been left in the care of teachers and administrators.
There have been a lot of valid issues raised by both the proponents and opponents in this debate, a factor, which has contributed to a delay in enacting and enforcing this policy. However, it is observable that some schools, especially private institutions, have taken the issue on their hands by introducing mandatory wearing of school uniforms for their students (Brunsma 18).
The then president Clinton, in 1995, visited Long Beach and urged all schools to consider following their footstep. The benefits of this policy were drafted in the manual on school uniforms, which under the president’s instruction was distributed to all district schools in the country.
School uniforms do not directly improve a student’s performance in school. In this paper I hope to show that although proponents of school uniforms have the right idea, there is not enough credible evidence to suggest clothing has any affect on motivation or discipline.
According to the paper whilst the use of school uniforms offer the opportunity for students and non students of an organization to be easily identifiable, does covering every child with the same fabric allow for students to express themselves as an individual who has the right to choose a preferred type of clothing. The school uniform controversy although around for decades is still quite vibrant in our public arenas.
For instance, Great Britain is an apt example of a country where students are required to wear a uniform to school. In contrast, in many countries like Canada and the USA, uniforms are not required in state-funded schools, though some of the private schools may affiliate to some sort of uniform norm.
Statistics indicate that approximately seven percent of teenagers are involved in gang activity.
The Law Enforcement definition of a gang is "A street gang is a structured, cohesive group of individuals, usually between the ages of eleven and twenty-five, who generally operate under some form of leadership while claiming a territory or turf.
School uniforms generally create a sense of uniformity and discipline in the school. When students are in the same clothes they feel that they are a part and parcel of each other. It creates an atmosphere of equality at school. Uniforms reduce the gap between the reach and the poor.
ome, like Susan Nkingyangi, a UNESCO educational advisor, also say that "The idea behind a uniform was that it unifies students so rich and poor look alike. But in reality, they cost parents often what they cannot afford.”1 This too can be a problem. This essay, however, will