How Do Uniforms Effect Middle School Students?. By: Emily Serafini. Discussion Overview. Arguments for uniforms Arguments against uniforms Legal issues Conclusion. Personal Experience of Amanda Boccolucci. Our Lady of Sacred Heart Elementary School Kindergarten-5 th Grade.
By: Emily Serafini
Arguments for uniforms
Arguments against uniforms
Our Lady of Sacred Heart Elementary School
Frontier Public Middle School
“I don’t think it really affected me. It was just a rule I had to follow.”
Lower rates of violence/crime
Improve discipline and classroom behavior
Improve academic achievement
Lower clothing costs
Level the playing field
Foster school unity
Increase student self-esteem/motivation
Easier to identify outsiders
“Having a uniform did make it easier in the mornings. There is no pressure as to what to wear every day and everyone is wearing the same thing so no one really judges you for your clothes.”
“I don’t think it really affected me. It was just a rule I had to follow. The whole thing about uniforms making everyone equal is false though. There are still cliques.”
“At this age, kids are very concerned about their appearance and who is wearing the latest trend. Kids are ostracized based on the logo on their shirt or a lack of. When students wear uniforms I notice that they are less worried about what everyone is wearing and more focused on academics... However, I cannot say that the sole implementation of uniforms magically fixes the many problems in schools. That seems far-fetched.”
School uniforms can be used as part of a larger plan with the implementation of various factors, not as the cure to all school problems.
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