Student Uniforms Essay

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Student Uniforms

Students are always complaining about the dress codes at their school, and totally
rejecting the idea of school uniforms, but I feel there are many benefits to this
proposal. These days everyone is so concerned about being attractive and popular that they
forget the real reason for going to school. The increase in academic performance and
school spirit, along with the decrease in violence, is more important than looking cool
for your friends.


South Carolina school systems have the lowest test scores in the nation. Our students are
not daft; they just do not consider schoolwork a top priority. With uniforms for every
student, there would be less focus on fashion and more emphasis on education. Our report
cards would be posted on the refrigerators for everyone to see, rather than stuffing them
in the bottom of our backpacks. The students would be rewarded for their efforts,
therefore their self esteem would also rise.


Teen violence has reached its peak in our schools. Last year, numerous killings took place
at schools around the country, largely due to taunting amongst the students. Uniforms
would prohibit the wearing of chains, large pockets for hiding weapons, and gang colors
worn to incite fights. Less students would be teased for their attire, and sexual
harassment caused by provocative clothing would come to an end. Our schools would provide
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