School uniforms work

In California's Long Beach United District reported that fighting declined 51 percent in school. Student on student assaults had dro
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

In California's Long Beach United District reported that fighting declined 51 percent in school. Student on student assaults had dropped by 85 percent between kindergarten and eighth graders by having students wear uniforms in schools. The National Association of Secondary School Principals found the 70 percent of middle school and high school principals believe that uniforms reduce violence in schools. Supporters from schools say that uniforms can improve student safety.

Bullying and discrimination is another thing why we should have uniforms. Having uniforms will help students feel treated equal and not left out. There are students that go through school being picked on and being made fun of because of the way they look.

The opposite argument us that it isn't fair that we can't wear our own clothes. They think they should be allowed to wear what we want and not to be told what to wear. The schools are trying to force us to wear something that we don't approve of and something we don't feel comfortable wearing. Students are thinking about themselves and not how it will help the school.

If parents want uniforms in schools to have a safe environment, then talk about uniforms with students, teachers, friends and the board of education to find different points of view. If all parents would just put in a little money for the uniforms, it would help pay for it.

Robert Clevinger

Clyde