Allowing School Uniforms

Aisha M.

Is it a possibility that uniforms help students to be well-educated? Many schools around the world have a uniform policy. Recent studies of Virginia Draa have shown students performances in schools with and without uniform. Many students, teachers, and parents say that schools with the policy are safer than schools without. Education is important for a child and having uniform can make a big difference. Schools should be able to require uniform for students.

        On the one hand, this policy is vital to a child’s performance in class. “If it means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear uniforms,” said President Clinton in his State of Union speech. According to Clinton, schools with uniform improve in attendance, graduation, and suspension rates. For school safety, wearing the same clothes would be able spot the intruder in the building. For example; Ms217Q has a uniform policy and their students are competent enough in school and improved in attendance and graduation rates.

        Secondly, students can be more responsible when there is a uniform policy. According to students, teachers, and the school board, it can encourage discipline and diminish social barriers between students. Students would not be so violent and disrupting. Having uniform would give students an opportunity to be responsible so they can be able to be prepared. This policy would show that students are doing their role to be a part of their school. Students would be respecting the school by representing it. Therefore, students should wear uniforms to school.

On the other hand, school uniforms can violate and entrap a student’s right to freedom of expression and speech. It can make kids a target for bullies from other schools. Uniforms don’t have a smorgasbord of selections to choose from, unlike regular clothes. Uniforms are hard to find and it is not fair to parents. This rule is very costly and is an unfair burden for poor families. For example; in Napa, California, a girl was sent to detention for wearing colorful socks to school. The rules apply to the uniform policy, which are navy blue socks. Her family sued the district for her freedom of speech.


In conclusion, uniforms are better for students. If there are no uniforms in a school, the students would most likely get bullied by students from other schools. The students would not have improved in attendance and there would be more violent activity. For example; fighting each other over a designer jacket. Students would not be as responsible when they are growing up. This would affect a student’s future. In Ohio, high schools with uniform have a better performance than schools without. This is why schools should be able to provide uniforms for students to wear to school.