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School uniforms help prevent bullying, making them worthwhile

Register • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Recent studies have shown that school uniforms help the students’ school experiences in may ways. They prevent bullying and/or people getting hurt, show children discipline, and help students stay focused. Also, if schools had uniforms it would prepare students for everyday jobs because many jobs today require them. Only 23 percent of public schools in the U.S. require uniforms in 2014, but that percentage is increasing every year.

Roughly 160,000 children miss school daily due to to fear of attack and or intimidation by other students. Because everyone would be dressed the same, students would not be bullied because of their clothing. In addition, uniforms promote safety because if an intruder walked into school, it would be easier to spot them because they would not be wearing the uniform.

Another advantage of uniforms is they show students discipline. School uniforms are very specific in what you can and cannot wear, and if a student is not dressed properly, they they would be sent home to change. This rule about uniforms would show and encourage students to follow other rules by seeing how seriously the school enforces the uniform rule. Plus schools would not have to worry as much about the “fingertip length” rule or other violations of the dress code because the uniforms would be the appropriate length.

With uniforms, parents would only have to pay about $150-$200 to outfit a student for a year.

—Emily Morton


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