Furthermore, Wiseman and Hunt also cite an example on the successful program brought out by the imposition of school uniform to students in Long Beach, California where a dramatic decrease of student violence had occurred after a year it was imposed (200). Former U.S President Bill Clinton also suggests the use of school uniforms for public schools in order to lessen the cases of violence and gang wars to happen (qtd. in Brunsma). This initiated the introduction of school uniforms in the public schools in the U.S. Ebert and Culyer note that the imposition of school uniforms lessens the unequivocal existence of financial disparity among students (213). Since the wealthy students will wear the same clothes as with the less privileged, the latter will not feel inferior, and thus, increasing their self esteem. Bullying cases will be lessened and prevented since the rich can no longer make fun of their classmates who cannot afford to buy branded and signature clothes. The implementation of school uniforms diminishes distractions of students from unnecessary contemplation of what to wear every day, thus, focusing their attention more to school academics (Ebert and Culyer 213). This would greatly improve the students’ academic performance since their attention will be focused more on their subjects rather than on the effort in looking good and being on fashion all the time. Peer pressure to be wearing what is in for fashion and to dress expensively will also lessen; thus, students focus their efforts. more in learning and studying (Larson 180). Performance at school will greatly improve, since they look good and smart in a school uniform; they tend to perform better at school.
Oneil implies that when students put on a school uniform every day, this will give them a connotation that they have to take their education seriously (61). When they see their parents going to work wearing their business suits and attires every day, students will also get motivated to practice a business-like approach in dealing with their studies since they are wearing a uniform themselves to school. Not only that they look smart in a uniform, they also look proper and neat in a uniform.
School uniforms are economical and practical as compared with buying fashionable clothes since students will just have to repeatedly wear their uniforms everyday (Oneil 61). Parents favor school uniforms more than not wearing one because they will not be pressured with their children to buy designer clothes for them to fit in the ostracizing crowd (Oneil 62). They will just have to buy a set of