About one in five US public schools (21%) required students to wear uniforms during the 2015-2016 school year, up from one in eight in 2003-2004.
Mandatory uniform policies in public schools are found more commonly in high-poverty areas.
I believe that students should not have to wear uniforms.
Traditionally favored by private and parochial institutions, school uniforms are being adopted by US public schools in increasing numbers.
Students already have so many things taken away from them during school hours, individuality and confidence shouldn’t have to be hidden by uniforms.
Having a few dress code guidelines is quite an easy fix to these issues.While wearing uniforms, confidence is sometimes a hard thing to accomplish, but this isn’t the only distraction of wearing a uniform.Uniforms can be quite distracting during the day because of all the restrictions.One year after Sparks Middle School in Nevada instituted a uniform policy, school police data showed a 63% drop in police log reports, and decreases were also noted in gang activity, student fights, graffiti, property damage, and battery.make it easier to keep track of students on field trips, and make intruders on campus more visible.After enough uniform violations there will of course be consequences such as a detention.I personally am not always thinking about what I should be, but instead checking my uniform over and over to make sure not to get in trouble.Proponents say that school uniforms make schools safer for students, create a “level playing field” that reduces socioeconomic disparities, and encourage children to focus on their studies rather than their clothes.Opponents say school uniforms infringe upon students’ right to express their individuality, have no positive effect on behavior and academic achievement, and emphasize the socioeconomic disparities they are intended to disguise. In Long Beach, CA, after two years of a district-wide K-8 mandatory uniform policy, reports of assault and battery in the district's schools decreased by 34%, assault with a deadly weapon dropped by 50%, fighting incidents went down by 51%, sex offenses were cut by 74%, robbery dropped by 65%, possession of weapons (or weapon "look-alikes") decreased by 52%, possession of drugs went down by 69%, and vandalism was lowered by 18%.Instead of having uniforms I believe we should just have simple guidelines as to what we can and can’t wear.Part of being in school is learning to become responsible.