We Shouldn’t Wear Uniforms

Audrey S. , Digit.Press Editor

Clothes are one way that kids express themselves. School Uniforms prevent that. They can make people think that they are numbers and not individuals. School uniforms take away from the creativity in the students everyday wear, and they don’t allow students to show their true selves to everyone. It prevents students from being able to be unique and different from other people. For example, I wear whatever I feel like wearing that day. Some days it might be a dress, and other days jeans and a sweatshirt. That is how people get to know me and their fellow peers.

School uniforms are a waste of time. Teachers have to spend a week talking about what you can and can’t wear, why you have to wear a uniform, when they could be teaching us and getting us ready for next year. They have to stop in the middle of class to give out detentions, ask girls to check the length of their skirt, and quibble over hair dye. Teachers should not have to do this. The whole point of going to school and having teachers there is to learn about english, math, history, and science, not to learn about the school dress code, why boys get ‘distracted’, and profanity.

Lastly, most people say that bullying will stop if there is a uniform, but the truth is that nothing can really stop bullying. Bullying happens for many other reasons than what people wear. It won’t make that much of a difference if everyone is wearing the same clothes. The bully is not just gonna stop because everyone is wearing the same clothes. Uniforms don’t change anything, if anything, they can make things worse.


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