I intend to show how no uniforms in schools is actually a bad thing. Most students would argue that uniforms are a bad thing and that they stifle creativity, but I say that modern schools have no place for creativity. I intend to show how having uniforms in schools are a good thing.
No uniforms in school is a bad idea
Students will love the idea of wearing their own clothes in school, and many American schools do not enforce a uniform rule, and yet having a school uniform is a very good idea. It helps to boost learning, helps to raise the respect the children have for the school, and it elevates their personal pride in the school.
People are not elevated by clothing and as much superficial adornment
In a school where uniforms are in place, there is no elevation of status based on clothing and such. People who have the best clothes may only show them off outside of school. Inside school the children are able to fit in with each other because they all look the same. All of the students are on an equal level when it comes to how they look. This removes a very damaging part of school, where children base their opinion on how a person looks.
Students are forced to be part of the group
When a school implements a uniform policy, they force the children to become part of a larger group. This is a very good thing to happen within a school. It means that all the students know they are on the same team. It has literally the same effect as people wearing their team colors have. It increases the moral of the students to know that they are not singled out and part of them sees how they are part of something a lot bigger.
A clear distinction between teacher and student exists
This is very powerful as the children need to be able to physically see how the teacher differs from them. They are allowed to be friends with a teacher but should not feel as if they are equals. Some sort of respect is needed, even if it is forced respect, otherwise the children will not engage and will not learn from the teacher.
The distinction between student and teacher already exists in some degree. The teacher has a bigger desk that faces the other way. The teacher is older and often bigger. However, a very striking difference occurs when the students and teachers are dressed differently. The students know their place on a deeper psychological level because they are all dressed one way whilst the teacher is dressed another.
Kids are picked on in school, and no uniform gives people something to pick on. The kids that are the poorest are often made to feel bad. As you can see by the arguments littered about this essay, it is obvious that a uniform policy is needed within a school. Not having a uniform policy within school is a very bad idea.