March 28

Students Shouldn’t Have To Wear School Uniforms

Students Shouldn’t Have To Wear School Uniforms

By: Kaitlyn

Have you ever considered why kids have to wear school uniforms?  Wearing uniform is an awful thing for most students.  I think that students shouldn’t have to wear uniforms in school because it doesn’t allow individuality.  Also because uniforms are very expensive.  Finally because wearing uniforms takes away your freedom of expression.

 

First of all having to wear school uniforms doesn’t allow individuality.  Of course individuality is a very important thing for kids.  Kids should be allowed to show their individuality in schools.  I for one think that it would be boring having to dress the same as everyone else.  I’m sure that most kids would agree with me that having to wear uniforms is boring.

Another example is that it shows who you are.  Just imaging walking into a school where everyone around you are in uniforms.  You won’t be able to tell what type of person they are because they are all dressed the same as each other.  Wearing uniforms really doesn’t show who you are.

I interviewed some kids on what they thought about having to wear uniforms and about how wearing uniforms doesn’t allow individuality.  They all agreed with me that school uniforms doesn’t they all agreed with me that kids shouldn’t have to wear school uniforms and that school uniforms doesn’t allow you to show your individuality.

When kids have to wear uniforms it’s not only a disappointment to kids but also to parent because how expensive buying uniforms are.  Uniform tops cost $26.99, uniforms bottoms cost $34.99 or $44.99, pullovers cost $39.99 and vest cost $35.99.  That is just for an elementary school.  For example, kids are sometimes careless with their clothes.  If they get them stained or dirty then there parents have to spend more money on uniforms.  My brother has to wear a uniform and he gets it stained or he grows out of them a couple of times a year so my mom and dad have to go out and buy new ones.

Another example is that you have to pay that price.  What I mean by that is that there are never sales.  My mom has to buy uniform and when she comes home my dad asks how much it cost and it is always very expensive.

Also some people can’t afford to buy uniforms for school.  Some people may not even be able to go to school because of how expensive having to buy uniforms is.  That is not fair to the kids who want to go to school and get a good education but can’t because of how expensive uniforms are.

Finally having to wear uniforms takes away a kid’s freedom of expression.  Kids who are not able to show their freedom of expression is not fair.  The evidence that that supports this is that if you go to wear school uniforms there is a chance that they aren’t allowed to have a certain hair style.  A certain schools kids/teens aren’t allowed to have Mohawks or other hair styles like that.

My mom knew someone who went to a school where they had to wear school uniforms and they weren’t allowed to have more than 2 ear pierces or a nose piercing.  Freedom of expression is a very important thing for kids.

Kids having to wear school uniforms is not fair.  Students shouldn’t have to wear school uniforms because it doesn’t allow individuality, uniforms are very expensive and because it takes away a kids freedom of expression.  Principals, is it really worth kids having to come to school all looking the same?

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424 thoughts on “Students Shouldn’t Have To Wear School Uniforms

  1. Jack

    This Article Is Really Something…Useful…Awesome…And Helps Me On My Opinion Persuasive Essay 🙂

    Reply
  2. Diana

    These help me a lot because i have to do a
    Agumentive eassy and i got a lot of imformation here thank who made these😊😊😊.

    Reply
    1. Malaysia

      This argruement really helped because, I hadn’t to write a essay on this same topic in one of my classes and this really helped me a lot . Thanks to the writer and this is a wonderful essay ❤️

      Reply
  3. Brock Li

    THANK YOU! I TOTES AGREE! This has been SO helpful for this assignment in my english class! You are a great writer.

    I totally agree. NO SCHOOL UNIFORMS!

    Reply
  4. Ellis

    hi! i just wanted to say that i’m on both sides, kids should have uniforms that they can costumize. but they should still have a dress code.
    -a 4th grade student

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  5. Alisa Hwang

    Thank you for the post! It helped a lot with my homework!
    In South Korea, every middle school and high school have uniforms. Most of the students don’t like it. They think the uniforms are too expensive and uncomfortable. They think they are ugly too. I agree with them.
    But our school’s uniform are much better than other middle schools, so I am very happy about it!
    I hope all of the students in the world get happy about their clothes 🙂

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      1. ein

        we shouldn’t have uniforms because it doesn’t allow students to express themselves freely and uniforms can be uncomfortable and students just wont feel like them selves.

        Reply
  6. Shuree V.

    This was very useful for my topic of not having uniforms is any type of school. We’re doing argumentative writing so it was very helpful to have someone else’s opinion on the subject. I was needing some reasons and through this essay i have gained some useful ones.

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  7. john

    The debate between whether kids should wear uniforms in school or not has been talked about for the past few decades, but now that our society is becoming more progressive it is a topic that I find comes up more frequently online. Some say that students should not wear uniforms because it takes away from individuality, it is expensive, and because it hinders freedom of expression. This is true about uniforms and in fact does anger some children and parents that their children have to be in uniform during their school days. As a person who wore a uniform from kindergarten until 12th grade, I believe that wearing a uniform in my case was actually beneficial to my education, my time management, and my self esteem. Growing up in a high class suburban county north of San Francisco the pressure of appearance was extremely evident. For someone like myself who isn’t interested in appearance most of the time, uniforms were the answer to feeling comfortable at school. Wearing a uniform made me feel like an included part of my community. My focus at school was learning without judgement and getting to know people past the superficial aspect of clothing. I was able to wake up each morning without stress of what I would be wearing that day and so I feel that the start of my days were more relaxed while being on time for school. On the weekends it was extra special for me to be able to dress the way that I wanted to and this made me feel excited to express my individuality and I never felt that I was being robbed of self expression. Although at the time I often complained about my uniform, in perspective I think that it shaped me to be someone focused on who I really am as a person on the inside. It helped me build my self esteem based on my worth, intelligence, and my relationships. For many of my peers growing up uniforms were beneficial and therefore I hope that some might be more understanding to this. I think that a good solution to this problem could be similar to what my school used to do. Each friday was “free dress day” where you could come in whatever you wish. In high school, the seniors were always allowed free dress as well. This became an incentive to do well in school and stay out of trouble because these privileges could be taken away as disciplinary consequences. I urge everyone to be more open minded to the idea of uniforms because for many students this is a positive concept rather than a negative one.

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    1. Shuree V.

      I believe you are wrong, sir. Students shouldn’t have to wear uniforms. It isn’t fair for parents to wear what we want while us kids sit around wearing the same things as other kids. We deserve to have individuality and freedom of expression.

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      1. Bronson B.

        I believe that yes everyone should express their individuality and yes should express what they want. But the one thing I disagree with is no one deserves anything. I agree that everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves. But anyone can do that, even without their own choice of clothes. I think that it all about what the student wants. If the student is focused on what they really should be instead of friends and other things that aren’t as important.

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  8. amyw2718

    This helped me massively for my project on why school uniform should be banned so thank you very much! I found that the average parent spends 634.78 pounds on uniform as it is frequently needing replacing and is just plain expensive to purchase! I personally feel that not having a uniform would benefit a child and their parent(s) greatly for many reasons. Firstly without a uniform there would be more options for clothing and with a wider variety of clothes that could be worn comes a better and somewhat smaller price tag. The sole fact that uniform would be worn day after day will simply, and not very slowly,tarnish and damage the uniform. This would then cause, as i said the need to replenish a child(s) stock of uniform. however when wearing your prefered outfit (to a certain extent of suitability for school) it can be changed regularly and then will be less likely to become disfigured and therefore would not have the need to be restored.

    Anyways, thanks a lot for this post it helped me a lot (im writing a persuasive speech on why uniform should not be in schools).

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  9. Kenadi

    Thank you it helped me a lot for my Research Paper I don’t know what I would do without this website and you that wrote this wonderful story about individuality it is so thoughtful of you to do this it helped me so so much 🙂 I’m going to start going on your websites if you have more because you give so much detail and if you don’t have more website I will incourage to do more websites

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  10. Elli

    I don’t mean to be creepy, but i’m doing a project on speeches, and my topic is that students shouldn’t wear uniforms. but to do that, kaitlyn, I need ur last name.

    Reply
    1. MrsS

      Hi Elli,
      This post was written several years ago and continues to ignite many responses as it is hot topic, for sure.
      My students do not give out last names. If you require a last name, please feel free to make one up.
      Mrs. Sullivan

      Reply
  11. Bailey

    I toataly agree with you I think is a crime to make kids
    Ware heavy hot uniforms that also look horrible and make you
    Sweat it stops you from being who you are I bet if uniforms
    Wasn’t a thing people would get more friends because people
    Will see more of you personality and taste not how well you wreck
    You’re horrible uniform!! I WANT TO GET RID OF UNIFORMS!!! THEY MUST GO

    Ps: I’m in the UK

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  12. mariam

    i’m from europe, georgia. we have the same problem in our schools. teachers require us to wear only white and black, we aren’t allowed to wear grey or dark blue pullovers.we can’t go at school even with dark colour trousers, they say it must be balck or dark blue. i have been at school with my eggplant colour trousers and my teacher argued with me and made me write explanation. that was so embarrasing!

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  13. Izzy

    I would like to thank the author of this article as it was a great help for my grade 12 senior Religion Essay based on ethical issues for school students. You have a great future!
    Love
    An Australia, Brisbane Grade 12
    Izzy

    Reply
  14. ChaseTehChicken

    Not bad. I quite like that persuasive txt
    But in paragraph 1 or 2 you copied yourself LOL
    – ChaseTehChicken

    Reply
  15. Emma

    The debate between whether kids should wear uniforms in school or not has been talked about for the past few decades, but now that our society is becoming more progressive it is a topic that I find comes up more frequently online. Some say that students should not wear uniforms because it takes away from individuality, it is expensive, and because it hinders freedom of expression. This is true about uniforms and in fact does anger some children and parents that their children have to be in uniform during their school days. As a person who wore a uniform from kindergarten until 12th grade, I believe that wearing a uniform in my case was actually beneficial to my education, my time management, and my self esteem. Growing up in a high class suburban county north of San Francisco the pressure of appearance was extremely evident. For someone like myself who isn’t interested in appearance most of the time, uniforms were the answer to feeling comfortable at school. Wearing a uniform made me feel like an included part of my community. My focus at school was learning without judgement and getting to know people past the superficial aspect of clothing. I was able to wake up each morning without stress of what I would be wearing that day and so I feel that the start of my days were more relaxed while being on time for school. On the weekends it was extra special for me to be able to dress the way that I wanted to and this made me feel excited to express my individuality and I never felt that I was being robbed of self expression. Although at the time I often complained about my uniform, in perspective I think that it shaped me to be someone focused on who I really am as a person on the inside. It helped me build my self esteem based on my worth, intelligence, and my relationships. For many of my peers growing up uniforms were beneficial and therefore I hope that some might be more understanding to this. I think that a good solution to this problem could be similar to what my school used to do. Each friday was “free dress day” where you could come in whatever you wish. In high school, the seniors were always allowed free dress as well. This became an incentive to do well in school and stay out of trouble because these privileges could be taken away as disciplinary consequences. I urge everyone to be more open minded to the idea of uniforms because for many students this is a positive concept rather than a negative one.

    Reply
    1. Alethea bourke

      thax soooooooooooooooooooo much this was very very very evry evry very very very very very very very very very very very very helpful

      Reply
  16. Overwatch player

    I agree, school uniforms aren’t that great. To be honest, they have no pros for the wearer at all, they don’t let you be yourself, they aren’t original, they just don’t help. I’m saying this from experience with a strict dress code, so you know that I’m not lying.

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  17. BillColver

    It’s better to pay for one outfit then more than one to wear at school. You shouldn’t have to label people on what they are wearing and individuality isn’t only expressed in how you dress. Individuality is the same as freedom of expression.

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    1. Overwatch player

      What pros? There are pretty much no pros to uniforms. The only real pro is adding to school spirit, and increasing literature scores. Uniforms are just an excuse for companies to get billions of dollars.

      Reply
      1. cecilia

        uniforms help students focus more on education not what there wearing, also makes getting ready in the morning easier also studies show that peer pressure decresed by 86% and bulling by 64% so those would be the pros. :))

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  18. Lucas R

    You have obviously never had to wear a uniform. I think you’ll find that if you start to wear one, the pros will definitely win over the cons.

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      1. jeffery

        Well for all the poor kids out there, Some people might be getting made fun of for there cheap Wal-mart brands clothes.

        Reply
      2. Yes? To uniforms!

        I kinda didn’t like uniforms (i wear one) but if you research, you will find MANY pros on uniforms. Im writing an essay on it and i say

        Yes.
        In my country (USA) the money companies earn equals some tax which help pays for schools, police officers, health and many more things.

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    1. Emily

      Well maybe there is a kid who can’t afford a uniform which can cause the kid to not be able to school which can cause the kid to not get a good education WICH can cause the kid to not get a good job or not get a job at all! WICH is bad!

      Reply
  19. Anti Uni-Form

    Me and my class are working on a debate and also is the school board, on should we wear uniforms or not. Im on the opposition and we are winning! But im still scared…

    Reply
  20. Adin

    im with the eassy because first my school does only school sprit and its just one color so its a school uniform to they dont even aloow dress DOWN WHY!!!!!!

    Reply
  21. dakotafireball

    this was the first thing and the last thing i went to for my schools should not have uniforms report big thanks to kaitlyn.

    Reply
  22. patrick

    i know right schools should not have uniforms it doesn’t help us with learning it just makes us be the same even though their are some bullies . Another is that if a person gets i trouble they might mistaking it for you.

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    1. Ursula Rosen

      But I didn’t even need to be told school uniforms are horrible, because I already knew that! You have an awesome essay, and I would not have known that uniforms actually cost THAT much! Added up, it is actually $137.96 in all and it’s that times FIVE for every of the school week! I don’t where school uniforms and I am glad!

      Reply
  23. cameron

    I feel that all uniforms are not a good idea and I will refuse to wear one and am proud of my decision.

    Reply
  24. Haylee

    I say no more uniforms, because the kankakee school district just make us wear them to show school spirit, if they want us to, wear school spirit T-shirts, and people say they make us smarter even though they don’t and people hardly make fun of clothes.STOP THE UNIFORMS!!!!

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      1. Haylee

        One last thing.I denfently agree with lilly since they won’t let was show are style and # NO MORE UNIFORMS!!!# LETS US WEAR HATS IN SCHOOL BUILDING!!!<3

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  25. lilly2439

    I denfently think students dont need to wear uniforms is so boring and you cant show your own style, my school everyone needs to wear uniforms except if its a special day and i hate it

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    1. Ella

      I think that we should wear uniforms because some kids get bullied because of their clothing. If they were to wear them, they could not be bullied because of their clothing. I attend a public school and choose to wear a button up shirt, tie, skirt and cardigan all the time, but I get bullied because of my clothing.

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      1. brianna who doesnt want uniforms

        even if you choose to wear that they shouldnt even be bulling so thats their problem they could get in trouble for bullying plus.Some people like to be leaders not followers i go to a public magnet school look it up wilmingtonms.org and we wear uniforms but it just takes away from our learning cuz we get sent out not that i care but just i feel bad for the people who want to learn but get sent out for not having uniform #JUSTNOUNIFORMS #STOPFORCINGUSTOWEARUNIFORMS #NOUNIFORMS

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        1. Aaliyah

          NO MORE SCHOOL UNIFORMS BECAUSE IF WE KEEP WEARING SCHOOL UNIFORMS WE WILL NOT BE DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER.SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE WASTING OUR PARENTS MONEY AND WASTING TIME ALSO ITS KINDA HARD TO FIND THE RIGHT SIZE AND AND UNIFORM CLOTHES ARE PLAID AND BORING.

          NO MORE UNIFORMS NOOO MORE

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          1. jack

            If we wear uniforms are we any different to robots… like think about it. #PLEASENOUNIFORMS >:l

          2. gavin

            i agree with you because the uniforms will depress the students and what makes it worse is the fact that they are trying to get school year round….im writing an essey….my life is WRECKED!

  26. Olivia

    I think that you should wear uniforms because it’s scientifically proven to have better academic results and your family doesn’t have to spend so much money on clothes. It’s a ridiculous amount that you wouldn’t believe.

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    1. Miles Cory

      Actually the highest achieving school doesn’t have a uniform and also Americans spen $1 billion per year on school uniforms.

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    2. Haley

      But it’s can cost about $50 for one uniform but at regular stores you can get tones of outfits just maybe under $50

      Reply
      1. Aaliyah

        Kid should not have a dress code. They should wear what they want and be happy. That way kids can be unique. That way no one can be the same. So kids can walk into school without a teacher saying fix your clothes or call home to get some more. There are many reasons why kids should not have a dress code. First, if a student can’t able to buy the uniform that is used to wear in school (if it is a public school). Second, If the students uniform is wet, actually it is the main reason why a student can’t wear his or her uniform. Other school has a strict dress code and we can only wear school uniforms and have our hair tied neatly, and no extra piercing , brightly colored earrings, only black and blue hair ties and same colored glasses.. The school said that it was to practice for the future when we go to work. However, some occupations don’t have a strict dress codes like UP (University of the Philippines), IIT-MSU (Iligan Institute of Technology), CMU (Central Mindanao University) and more, they’re still so young! We should be practicing dressing appropriately so in the future we have more fashion sense. But not too extreme like dying our hairs pink or something! Students can’t express themselves how they want. It is a violation to the student’s rights. Many students are being forced to conform to dress codes or uniforms when they don’t really want to at all. It is a proven fact that most students get better grades when they are comfortable, so let them be comfortable in their clothes.

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  27. Nakyah

    I think that students should not have to wear uniforms because some other people dont fill safe they should know how to dress appropiate and know how to learn to not listen to what other peopl have to say about theme.

    Reply
  28. cristi

    do you have a good opening or a ‘hook’ to introduce your topic? i am doing the report but need it to be interesting . thx

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    1. gamer girl

      its six o clock and I had just woke up to pick out my clothes. I opened the closet door and.. it was all plain school uniforms. Oh yeah, anther day of no creativity and no freedom to what we wear. horray

      Reply
  29. Bea Xyle

    I have a question for you guys. Can you help me. Please comment quickly. I really need your answers.

    Debate in SJLC Philippines- Why junk foods shouldn’t be banned in schools?
    Please help me guys. My group need to win this debate. We just need 1 last win and my group will be pick to compete to other schools. My win is also you win guys. Thank you very much… A.S.A.P.

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    1. MrsS

      Sorry Bea Xyle, I do agree that they should be. I really don’t have any arguments supporting why they should stay in schools.
      Mrs. S

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  30. Bea Xyle

    Kid should not have a dress code. They should wear what they want and be happy. That way kids can be unique. That way no one can be the same. So kids can walk into school without a teacher saying fix your clothes or call home to get some more. There are many reasons why kids should not have a dress code. First, if a student can’t able to buy the uniform that is used to wear in school (if it is a public school). Second, If the students uniform is wet, actually it is the main reason why a student can’t wear his or her uniform. Other school has a strict dress code and we can only wear school uniforms and have our hair tied neatly, and no extra piercing , brightly colored earrings, only black and blue hair ties and same colored glasses.. The school said that it was to practice for the future when we go to work. However, some occupations don’t have a strict dress codes like UP (University of the Philippines), IIT-MSU (Iligan Institute of Technology), CMU (Central Mindanao University) and more, they’re still so young! We should be practicing dressing appropriately so in the future we have more fashion sense. But not too extreme like dying our hairs pink or something! Students can’t express themselves how they want. It is a violation to the student’s rights. Many students are being forced to conform to dress codes or uniforms when they don’t really want to at all. It is a proven fact that most students get better grades when they are comfortable, so let them be comfortable in their clothes.

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    1. MrsS

      Hello Imara,
      This is a grade 3/4 class. There are also older posts from grade 5 and 6 classes that I taught in previous years.
      We are from Ontario, Canada.

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      1. Critic

        Your right, people kids don’t get to express themselves, I agree with the person who wrote this on some levels, it hinders how you can express yourself, and you can grow out of uniforms. Well it depends on how you think of things, see it like this. Later on you can get made fun of for not wearing this or that. Like if you have this certain shoe and everyone else has another. You can be made fun of, and school uniforms make it so that this isn’t a problem. You don’t even have to worry about what you wear the next day. Some girls spend hours choosing what clothes to wear. I agree uniforms are costly, but they aren’t much different from regular clothes. Think about it, the new trendy outfit that you buy can cost up to 150 dollars! In the end, ir depends on what type of person you see.

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  31. Matty D.R

    Boiii people don’t know how to type first of all and my opinion is there should not be uniforms because
    – teachers might get confused of which student is which.
    – kids don’t get to express themselves
    – the kids will not be able to show their style

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    1. ElliotDZ

      Hi Madison! i am delighted to see that you are helping. I agree with you and I can tell that you are a Dallas Cowboys fan.

      Thank You!

      Reply
    1. Grim's Blue Workshop

      They are very expensive–I agree, but yes, sometimes kids do get bullied. Man, I wear school uniforms every day, it gets in the way of everything. I just feel–trapped, y’know?

      Reply
  32. Aditya Jain

    THNX A LOT CUZ A DEBATE IS GOING TO HELD IN OUR SCHOOL ND THERE I HAVE TO SPEAK ON Y STUDENTS SHUDN’T HAVE TO WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORMS ND THIS SITE GAVE ME MANY IDEAS….A GREAT THNX TO THIS SITE.

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  33. Kortney knight

    I am also doing an essay for why students should not have to wear school uniforms . And this gave me a lot of pointers. Thank you a lot.

    Kortney

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  34. Cameron

    I agree that we shouldn’t have to but I’m doing a school debate and in agreeing that we should and I didn’t get a choice which I should of also had a choice on

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  35. Elliot A fifth-grade student

    My class is going to plaster my principals office with Essays about why we do not want uniforms and put Hershey kisses all over his office saying no uniforms I agree we should not have uniforms how my going to express myself ?

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  36. April

    This was a excellent essay as I really inspired me to write with loads of examples to convince the reader. You definitely convinced me and I would like you to give yourself a pat of the back. Keep on writing!

    Reply
  37. JaredF

    Although I see where some of your points are coming from, I believe that students should be required to wear school uniforms. I believe that school uniforms have many benefits, and that these benefits make a uniform policy very worthwhile.

    In your post, you list a few points as to why school uniforms should not be allowed. One of the points you make is that school uniforms do not allow individuality, however this is not entirely true. Students are still able to display their individuality or personal style when they are required to wear a uniform. Accessorizing allows students to express themselves through TOMS shoes, colorful headbands, multicolored bracelets, and sunglasses.

    Another point you address is that uniforms take away freedom of expression. Contrary to popular belief, uniforms do not violate the constitutional rights of students. The First Amendment of the Constitution protects verbal speech and certain forms of expressive conduct. In Spence v. Washington in 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court established requirements in order to determine whether expressive conduct requires First Amendment protection. Conduct was required to convey a particular message that was understood by many people (Hudson 69). Due to the fact that most students’ clothing does not contain a particular message, it does not qualify as expressive conduct.

    One of the biggest issues in schools not mentioned in your post is safety. An important reason schools should institute a uniform policy is to help make schools a safer place. Implementing school uniform policies can help to improve the school climate, reduce security threats, and improve school safety. School uniforms also reduce issues inside the classroom. A study done by the researchers from Nevada found that students indicated a reduction in bullying while wearing uniforms. School police reports, referrals, and other disciplinary aspects also decreased (Wharton). A decrease in required discipline signifies the school is a safer place.

    Although you make valid points against uniforms in schools, there is strong evidence to justify the imposition of uniforms. School uniforms are a constitutional way to improve education; they make schools a safer place.

    Resources:
    Hudson, David L., Jr. Rights of Students. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. Print.
    Wharton, Claudene. “College of Education researchers conduct study on impacts of school uniforms.” Nevada Today. University of Nevada, 23 April 2013.Web.

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  38. A middle school student

    I agree. My school is standardized dress. The difference is you can choose different combinations of red, white, or blue polo shirts and khakis, blue pants, skirts or jumpers. But a uniform is a uniform, however, it doesn’t make it right. I want to wear my favorite t-shirt and shorts with my favorite jacket because they are actually comfortable. Uniforms aren’t even the slightest bit comfortable.

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    1. Samantha

      I agree. What freedom is there in wearing the most muted colors (burgundy, white, navy blue, and hunter green)? I got dress coded because I had a small white anchor on my navy blue shirt.This is insane!

      Reply
  39. josh

    Thanks a lot for the information i am writing on the same topic in class and i appretiate that other people agree with me 🙂 😀 😛 XD

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  40. superstudent2005

    Well, I am in grade 5 and my uniforms is MAROON and yellow. You have no idea how bad it looks

    Reply
  41. Hüseyin Kayra Timzan

    Thanks for the post. We’re going to use in the debate. I think this will move the top us tour.

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    1. LYRIKAL MONST3R

      Have you ever considered why kids have to wear school uniforms? Wearing uniform is an awful thing for most students. I think that students shouldn’t have to wear uniforms in school because it doesn’t allow individuality. Also because uniforms are very expensive. Finally because wearing uniforms takes away your freedom of expression.

      First of all having to wear school uniforms doesn’t allow individuality. Of course individuality is a very important thing for kids. Kids should be allowed to show their individuality in schools. I for one think that it would be boring having to dress the same as everyone else. I’m sure that most kids would agree with me that having to wear uniforms is boring.

      Another example is that it shows who you are. Just imaging walking into a school where everyone around you are in uniforms. You won’t be able to tell what type of person they are because they are all dressed the same as each other. Wearing uniforms really doesn’t show who you are.

      I interviewed some kids on what they thought about having to wear uniforms and about how wearing uniforms doesn’t allow individuality. They all agreed with me that school uniforms doesn’t they all agreed with me that kids shouldn’t have to wear school uniforms and that school uniforms doesn’t allow you to show your individuality.

      When kids have to wear uniforms it’s not only a disappointment to kids but also to parent because how expensive buying uniforms are. Uniform tops cost $26.99, uniforms bottoms cost $34.99 or $44.99, pullovers cost $39.99 and vest cost $35.99. That is just for an elementary school. For example, kids are sometimes careless with their clothes. If they get them stained or dirty then there parents have to spend more money on uniforms. My brother has to wear a uniform and he gets it stained or he grows out of them a couple of times a year so my mom and dad have to go out and buy new ones.

      Another example is that you have to pay that price. What I mean by that is that there are never sales. My mom has to buy uniform and when she comes home my dad asks how much it cost and it is always very expensive.

      Also some people can’t afford to buy uniforms for school. Some people may not even be able to go to school because of how expensive having to buy uniforms is. That is not fair to the kids who want to go to school and get a good education but can’t because of how expensive uniforms are.

      Finally having to wear uniforms takes away a kid’s freedom of expression. Kids who are not able to show their freedom of expression is not fair. The evidence that that supports this is that if you go to wear school uniforms there is a chance that they aren’t allowed to have a certain hair style. A certain schools kids/teens aren’t allowed to have Mohawks or other hair styles like that.

      My mom knew someone who went to a school where they had to wear school uniforms and they weren’t allowed to have more than 2 ear pierces or a nose piercing. Freedom of expression is a very important thing for kids.

      Kids having to wear school uniforms is not fair. Students shouldn’t have to wear school uniforms because it doesn’t allow individuality, uniforms are very expensive and because it takes away a kids freedom of expression. Principals, is it really worth kids having to come to school all looking the same?

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  42. destiny harris

    I believe students shouldn’t have to wear school uniform I hate wearing it I have to wear it now this essay helped me a lot it helped me get ideas for my essay on school un iniform

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  43. 6th Grade Smart Cookies

    dear i. sandwich,

    we r in 6th grade trying to write a persuasive essay about school uniforms. Your comment is our inspiration. students SHOULD be able to express themselves with their clothes. GO FREEDOM!! 🙂

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  44. taco cat

    hi. I would like to thank you on the article you wrote I showed this to my 5th grade teacher and she loved it so now at my old school they are having a fight for no uniforms! thank you so so much!

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    1. Amaya

      No I would not like to wear them it would be ugly and I would cry that’s why I don’t think like them.

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  45. GB

    First of all children shouldn’t have double ear piercing or a nose piercing, its just not needed and also most schools with school uniforms allow children to wear sweaters, jackets, ponytails, bracelets, colorful socks, boots/ugs, headbands, and etc. School uniforms improve school attendance and can improve a teachers opinion on a student. Not all stores have high priced cloths for school uniforms and last but not least a kid can decide if they wanna be an individual or not. How i know all of this stuff is by doing a report on it and my claim is that school uniforms really do benefit kids! Oh also school uniforms give kids the chance for kids to express themselves in different ways.

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  46. amber422

    I go to a school where we have to wear uniforms and i don’t mind it at all. I like the fact that we all look a like, what if i were someone with not a lot a of money and i couldn’t afford nice clothes like the other kids, they will judge me and probably bully me too. With uniform that’s not a problem, we all have the same clothes, we don’t necessarily all look a like. Also, my school has a used uniform sale and the clothes they offer are in really good condition and they are really affordable. I can still express my individuality, i don’t need clothes to do that, i can just do that by being me.

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  47. Noah

    A little tip, don’t state your opinion in your claim because people are looking for facts and no one will care about your opinion unless you back it up with air tight facts

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  48. scottjv

    I do not think school uniforms are bad. I was in this other school where we had to wear them, but it was just shirts and pants that did not have any pictures. I did not complain about that but I did not like it that other people break the rules. I think school uniforms are okay for me.

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  49. Mercedes Basaldua

    Thank you so much for writing this it helped me with a class report.I agree with every word you said.Because school uniforms are not a good idea.So once again thanks for the article

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  50. Serah

    School Uniforms Suck so bad!!!!
    I HATE THEM- This is coming from some one who went to a school that had a uniform. The GIRLS had to wear TIES!

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  51. lauraAnn

    thanks so much for this article it helped me with a report I had to do for class. so thank you. pulse i agree with you uniforms are ugly and are not fair to students freedoms

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  52. urmum

    dont aggree they cause bulllying and some outfits are unacerptable and onece u get the freeday it snot that exciting so calm down

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  53. De'Shaia

    Yes I agree 110% Im in 8th grade and HATE wearing this ridiculous clothing that’s why I am writing a persuasive essay on why we shouldn’t wear uniforms. You helped me out so much.

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  54. Samantha

    same thing happens at my school we have to wear uniforms and ,have to have a nicely trim hair cut and short earings and when we do have like a jeans day we cant wear low cut shirts or tight pants or short skirts or shirts that have things on it like the name of crazy rock bands or whatever and thats just the half of it

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  55. an idiot sandwich

    uniforms, are a dissapointment to society, and the child will possibly grow up to be insecure, less social, and think everyone is the same as them, creating thier mindset as, they are not uniuqe in any way. I would know because im currently wearing a uniform myself, and my mom spet 75$ to get seven of these

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  56. Girls and Boys Schoolwear Dresses

    No offence but i don’t feel uniforms are that much horrible . First of all in 24 hrs approx 19 hours you are already an individual in everything so can’t we make a part of institution for only 5 hours ? And second thing it will cost very cheaper if you buy it from wholesale sites. I’m positive about wearing uniforms.

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  57. Tieanna Altidor

    I kindah disagree because uniforms shows identification and is universal… Some of us are very picky and chosey.Really I don’t like to wear school uniforms because I kindah get tired of wearing them everyday but if prevents bullying and many more things raher that u just putting on uniforms and none will have nothing to say because everyone has uniform s on. I truely agree that we shouldn’t wear school uniforms,but we can’t really stop it even though we all have freedom of speech. I am from the Bahamas and the government recommend that all school children should wear uniforms but don’t get me wrong we sometimes have a day where we can express ourselves by not wearing uniforms.This day is usually called dress up day or we dressup depending on the activities going on in the month. For example October is cancer awareness month and we dress up in pink to celebrate it.Thank u for spending you’re time reading my comment

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    1. destiny harris

      I disagree because students shouldn’t have to be forced to wear something they don’t want they should be able to express there self

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  58. Carlson

    Hello, i am student in Korea.
    I totally agree your opinion.

    I just want you to say that i’d like to use your opinion.
    I’ll join school speech english contest. And I choose topic about school uniform.

    If you don’t mind please send e mail.

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  59. mary

    If the schools are making the kids wear uniforms then I think the TEACHERS should wear them too. It’s not fair that the kids have to wear them ugy clothing and the TEACHERS do not have too. I believe that we need to start a prostest that the TEACHERS wear uniforms like the children have to or they change the rules and let the kids wear jeans and shirts that have sleves If they have iteams on them then they need to be ones that are not rude. Please help on this and start the Talk that TEACHERS HAVE TO START WEARING THOSE UNIFORMS OR LET THE CHILDREN WEAR JEANS AND A NICE SHIRT ALSO. JUST LIKE THE TEACHERS DO.

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  60. Cilla

    thanks for this this helped so much.my school is gonna start having the uniform policy in 2016 and im trying to write an essay to the principle of why we shouldnt have school uniforms i hope this works thank though for giving me so me great ideas!!!!;D

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  61. Nimo none of ur beezwax

    i know i hate uniforms and they have it at my school and nobody likes it infact they HATE it but the teachers don’t seem to care because they don’t have to wear uniforms do they?

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  62. Mackenzie Cowles

    I agree with you so much, for 10 years I had to wear a uniform and I HATED it I felt I could never be happy again because I couldnt express myself.

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  63. Jess

    Thanks for this very persuasive answer to why we shouldn’t have to wear school uniform. I totally agree. It’s not fair and I don’t like to be told what to wear. We are all are individual selves and should have the freedom to express that.I knew someone who wasn’t allowed to go to school because she couldn’t afford the unifor. It’s outrageous!

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  64. benjamin

    so i agree i am 13 and i am at summmerfield charter academy we have uniforms it stinks us kids hate it everyone in the schoolo hates it the teachers a gree but the board doesnt

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  65. Lillie

    Hey guys I think that we should wear school uniform because me look exceptionally smart and for most school our school logo ins on our uniform representing our very good school. And I am 11 and going to high school yay! I am in year 6 at the moment! I am going to wear blazer. WONDERFUL MUCH!!! But most importantly I am leaving my extremely annoying class but I will miss MY BEST BES T BEST FRIENDS!!! 🙁

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    1. Normal is Boring

      There is evidence that school uniforms may increase violent attacks and lower academic achievement, while there is little evidence that uniforms provide any benefits at all.

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  66. Anne

    I disagree with you. I’m a student in Middle School myself and I find nothing wrong with uniforms. But I thank you because you just helped me with my homework.

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  67. George

    No disrespect but too much repeating and it is quite shallow that kids express themselves using clothing instead of there pure personality and I go to private school and uniforms are never such burdens plus individuality can lead to bullies and even lawsuits.

    It’s just an opinion not a hate comment

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  68. Britiany

    I agree with her because school uniforms are uncomfortable and they don’t show your individuality. School uniforms also cost a lot money for only one uniform and if the school has to buy the whole school uniforms than that is going to cost a lot of money

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  69. brianna

    i dont think we should not wear uniforms because you can walk in the hall way and say hey i like your outfit and they can say i like yours to. no thank you

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  70. swan lake

    I agree with you!
    Why would we have to wear uniforms if we can’t express ourselves?
    I think this is a super website.
    and I definately agree with you!!!!!

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  71. Kandi

    Well heck, let’s all just go to school naked. It allows you to express yourself and your won’t have to get bullied because of the cost of your clothing. The school hallways are an avenue by which to get to your next class, in which to learn, they are not a fashion runway.

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    1. ️Keyana

      No if you did that you would not get bullied because of your cloths but you would get bullied because because of your body but I do understand what you mean and your right about some of it but not all of it

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  72. ️Keyana

    My teacher said she had suggested this website for other kids to use for there essay for class after I had shown her this AWESOME website😄 and she said it had helped many other kids with there essay

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    1. MrsS

      I’m glad you find it useful. The topic of uniforms is certainly a hot one! Even our own school is currently debating the issue and the decision will be announced soon enough. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  73. Sarah

    Thanks for standing up for kids.I have uniforms at school and they are not comfortable.They break so easily too.

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  74. Tianna

    This is not true actually, there are tons of other ways that kids can express themselves. Bullying is decreased at schools that have uniforms. The majority of the kids that are bullied are bullied because of that they wear. You should not judge people on what they wear, but their personality. After putting uniforms in schools, the average test scores raise. Therefore, uniforms are actually better at schools no matter what you say.

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    1. Sophie Bernard

      Actually, your statement is very untrue and false-leaded because in schools with uniforms, kids will resort to other things to judge and bully on, like kids’ personalities, shoes, appearances etc. which is much worse and will cut deeper than someone making a stupid comment on a child’s t-shirt. In schools with strict uniform policies, the options for self individuality are actually very limited. In the places where children typically spend 7 hours of their day, 5 days a week, everyone wants to at least have the option of expressing themselves in whatever way they please, in a school appropriate manner, of course. I, as a student of a charter school that does require uniforms, know this for a fact. Test scores are not raised due to what a child is wearing, at my school only 25% of the students passed our last yearly assessment, and in my county, where public schools require uniforms as well, only one third of high school seniors graduate. There will always be bullies, but now they will just hide behind the uniforms. Do you still think uniforms are better in schools now?

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    2. robocop

      no no no, kids are actually bullied 12% more with uniforms plus really think about what kid wants to wear a uniform. If your going to say that kids clothing changes how smart kids are or how it changes or affects their tests scores well that is just plain out ridiculous.

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  75. Sophie

    Also I think that wearing a uniform prevents individuality. It’s just so UNFAIR! I wish more people would express individuality…

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  76. Antonio Hinnant

    Thank you so much for this essay. I’m actually writing an essay of my own about this subject and this information is very useful.

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  77. Gracy Pui

    i believe that showing your inner you is very important for students these days, especially for teenagers because these days compared to the olden day they do not have any styles or such things but these days all teenagers wants to look cool, awesome, attractive, good looking etc… but they can’t. So i think the the governments should let us have our own choice.

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  78. Audrey Keenan

    I somewhat agree that schools should not require uniforms. However, the schools that do require uniforms often have less bullying reports than schools that don’t require uniforms. Many say that schools should require uniforms t reduce judgment based on how much money a child’s parent/guardian has. I once visited a school for a week that required uniform. On the Friday I was there, they had a no-uniform day where the children dressed how they like. You couldn’t tell who was poor and who wasn’t until that day. Therefore, I believe that schools should require school uniforms to reduce judgment and bullying and make school a safer, better place for kids.

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    1. Richard

      There will always be segregated groups of Rich kids, poor kids, nerds, jocks and bullies. Uniforms don’t stop kids from being judgmental. Just walking in a school and looking around is misleading to the eye. There are still drug and peer pressure problem in uniform schools. Only now it’s harder to distinguish the bullies and drug dealers because they hide behind the uniform.

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  79. Richard

    School uniforms infringe on all our children’s rights.. Whats next? All their hair must be shaved or same color. Sounds like a little bit of Hitler to me.. So, are we training our children, its OK to find a lower pay job where you must wear a uniform? After all the uniforms look like a McDonald’s uniform. Are we taking away their freedom? YES! A uniform doesn’t stop bullying, Peer pressure or drug problems.. In fact studies show it creates more problems between teachers and students as well a low attendance. All we are doing is setting up children to be controlled by something that hasn’t even be properly researched.

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  80. brooke

    this is a very good essay. i agree with you but try no to use “i think” or “in my opinion” in an essay. use quotes also.

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  81. Lianne

    No offense, but I disagree with your argument. I find that this is full of opinions. Not all uniforms cost that much, because it just depends on the types of uniforms. Also, studies show that having uniforms increases school spirit. More students will not get judged and bullied if we’re all wearing the same thing. So yeah…

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    1. Cat

      Even with school uniforms, people are judged and bullied by their race, size, and personality. People from other schools also may bully you from your uniform, as it may be “lower class”, less expensive, or from a lower quality school in general.

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          1. ️Keyana

            Very true because if your school uniform is less expensive kids from other schools may think that means you go to a lower quality school and are dumb. So some school try to prevent that because they want to look good and make the school uniforms more expensive and then make the uniforms way to expensive and make it hard for parents. Then because of that some kids can’t go to school because of the uniforms. So I really do not think it is worth all that trouble just for the few benefits that you get from the school uniform wich makes it so there really isn’t any benefit at all.

          2. YOUR BEST FRIEND

            also people have worked hard to stop bullying this may not work but at least they tried

    2. Anonymous

      Actually, most uniform schools are private schools, which ask you to spend more money since their school is quote on quote “A more prestigious school” while actually, the education is basically the same

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    3. Emily

      wow! wasn’t there an argument today.The class went wild about a discussion on school uniform.uniform. Half the class disagreed and the other agreed but I’am in the middle of this discussion here are my pros and cons.

      My fist prow is that you don’t get bullied you don’t have to chose it is a lot easier most people think freedom is all the rage for children but things can change being a child myself I know what us kids like to do but it is not all freedom with uniforms you fit in and the teachers know if you are from there school on excursions.

      The con is that they do cast a lot of money and they can be very uncomfortable to some people and the sleeves are very small especially to red heads

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  82. Kyla

    my teacher wants us to do a research project on school uniforms. i feel bad for kids who have to wear them. my friend that goes to a different school told me she got a detention because of wearing a grumpy cat pin on her shirt. yes i understand that some people dont make good choices on what they wear but punish them not the whole school. trust me im a fashionista i would be nothing without my style.

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    1. rebekah

      I so agree wih that I mean I two would be nothing without it and who would want to wear the same thing everyday. I mean its bad enough wearing the same thing twice but every day that is to much

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  83. christina

    thank you so much this helped a lot with the paper that I needed to type for school plus i go to a school that has to wear uniforms and i only like our chapel uniforms

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  84. Connor Laughlin

    Thank you so much for this post! I agree with you all and I hate uniforms!!! Thankfully my new school doesn’t have uniforms and it is much better. Kids should be able to wear their own clothes and express themselves. If some kids make bad choices on what they wear then they should be punished instead of just making everyone wear some stupid uniforms!!!
    Thank you so much for this post and I hope you agree with me.

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    1. Alice Schulz

      i am so happy you think that to because uniforms ruin your style, better to say they dont let you have style

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  85. Fabien

    I totally agree. It helped me on my speech for school. btw I’m from England and no; it’s not all tea and biscuits

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  86. Barney

    I agree! In my school there is so much stuff…. A blazer a jumper a t shirt and when it’s p.e it takes a long time take all of them off and people started wearing their p.e kit underneath their normal uniform so it doesn’t take a long time.

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  87. Gracey

    I am so happy you made this website; I needed all the info! Btw guys, I play moviestarplanet( yah randomly said that).

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  88. Grace

    I agree with everything you said. I go to a school like you were explaining and the school sucks!! School’s should just let kids be kids.

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      1. Nimo

        Yes i agree with you. I am only 11 year old in 5th grade. My school has uniform and we children HATE it. We think it is not fair that we have to wear uniform and our teachers don’t. That is why i am doing a persuasive essay on why children should not have to wear uniform. :'(

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          1. Mandi

            Actually you can. I was 11 for my whole 6th year. It’s called a cut-off point. It’s around September 5th

          2. isaac pierson

            Your 6 year of school is 5th grade because you have kindergarten. I turned 11 2 day before 5th grade started. I wasn’t held back however I waited 1 year to start school because I was born on August 8 and the cut off date was the 30th of August

        1. taco cat

          I agree with you when I went to a private school every one in my class hated the fact that every day we had to wear uniforms.

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    1. Nadine Smith

      I agree with all of you including the person that wrote this I know for my child that she hates wearing uniforms she gets so excited whenever a dress down day comes around so please lets fight for the children.

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      1. Daniel

        I suggest you start a petition and approach other parents about the issue, then present your point to the schoolboard.

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      2. John Reed

        According to the constitution everyone is granted freedom of expression therefore hen you make kids wear uniforms you are breaking the laws. LET US EXPRESS OUR OPINIONS!

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        1. Marie Gonzalez

          I had to do this for homework. my argument was against i needed three ideas of why it should be okay to not wear uniform your comment let me get to my third idea thank you so much and By the way if y’all need help i got two reasons why i’m against it, also two why i’m for it ; AGAINST: it costs more its as if your buying a whole new closet you have your normal clothes and then your uniform also because students should be able to express their style; wear what they want FOR: its faster to get dressed in the morning and people can see what school you represent. Anyways thx soooooo much 🙂

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        1. Yushi

          Students shoudln’t have to wear uniform, but there should be a guideline, such as maybe a Polo Shirt and Trousers (not from the brand, that defeats the purpose entirely). Also, games would be optional at my school, but there would be many clubs after school to make exercise easily accesible. No uniform required for that either, just appropriate clothing (for instance for running, no chinos, trainers or padded shoes only.) My school charges a 122.5% markup on a branded school hoodie. £5 for the black one, £5 to get it stitched. Why can’t they do that. They have so many zillions of staff anyway.

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    2. John

      I had to write an essay about whether schools should have uniforms or not and this helped a lot thanks.

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    3. Kyara Mosley

      I for one think that people should express there selves and shouldn’t have to wear school uniforms. Some people like to be free and get complimented on there outfits that they were to school. Think about it if you had to wear uniform for the rest of your life how would you feel.Kids have a right to let people know who they are not just a school person that is very boring. If you agree help us out and vote. No, all students should not be required to wear uniforms to school thumbs up.

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      1. john

        you are wrong. school uniforms are cheap compared to normal clothings. School is a place for learning and not where you express yourselves.Some schools even have a variety of uniforms you can get.

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    4. hope

      I also think that this was a very informative essay. What got me to read it was the fact that I have to do a debate at school and I was researching some things about why school uniforms can be bad, and this really helped me. I got a lot of information with it and it is very well written.

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