School uniform is required in 99.5% of schools in Britain. It has been established up as a fundamental, indispensable piece of school life, to the point where even 78% students favor a school uniform to other clothes. It bestows upon students a feeling of pride and belonging to the establishment they attend; along with garnering respect to one another. It eradicates bullying and harassment based on clothes in the school environment and propels students to a superior standard of grades. It helps to teach students that their individuality and uniqueness goes much deeper than their attire. It has therefore surprised us to say the least, which in the USA, there is an absence of a school uniform in a majority of schools; we are here to encourage change; to enrich the education of American children.
Wearing school uniforms creates cohesion among students and gives a student a sense of identity as well. The students tend have an enabling environment where they can develop holistically as they share. School uniform enforces students to draw a clear line of demarcation between life in school and that outside school; urging them to associate a central point of learning with one and relaxation and recreation, with the other. School uniform also t encourages students to see each other as equal and takes away the judging of peers based solely on clothing. Furthermore, school uniforms beneficially impact the community outside of school. Students are less likely to misbehave on their journey to and from school and on school trips, when wearing uniform. This is because it associates them with the school and makes them more identifiable and therefore more responsible for their actions. Normal clothes, on the other hand, gives them a sense of anonymity and generally will lead to more incivility which rears negative impacts to the community out of school.
Also, the University of California in a study discovered that the average child wastes 20 minutes every night deciding what to wear to school the next day. Time surely better spent studying or getting an earlier night’s slept or for much-needed relaxation. Likewise, it was found that 1 in 3 cases of tardiness to school were due to clothing related delays. Why do students spend so much time preparing to clothe to wear to school? Simply put, due to the needless social pressure to fit in, entwined with the superfluous threat of being bullied or embarrassed due to a student’s clothes being perceivable “not in” or “weird” by classmates. It can lead to the substantial amount of stress to the student and lead to a strong sense of not belonging which can cause permanent insecurities that students will carry with them to adulthood. With a school uniform the bias between peers based on the way someone dresses would be eradicated and the horrendously increasing amount of cases of bullying based on the way in which someone dresses would be completely extinguished. School uniform helps to insulate children from bullying, in its absence, there are unnecessary problems for many children, and therefore in our opinion and we dearly hope yours too, this surpasses any benefits received by children who prefer and have no problems with wearing their clothes to school.
Moreover, despite the consensus, school uniform works out significantly cheaper than regular clothing. While school uniform may be more expensive than a generic pair of clothes, “generic clothes” are not what most kids wear to school nowadays. Children tend to want the latest “in” clothing so they can fit in with peers. If a fashion trend is made in school they want to keep up with it. This tends to amount to an exuberant figure. In addition to this, school uniform prices are dropping year by year, with lots of supermarkets such as Walmart providing budget deals for uniforms. Research conducted by the University of California shows that the average amount spent on a child’s clothing is 20% higher if they do not have a school uniform. Uniform is not only infinitely beneficial for the student but also economical for the parents. Moreover, recent research by the University of New York found that uniform can improve concentration in the class by up to 20%, taking away distractions caused by inappropriate, unruly and explicitly revealing clothes. Not to mention that in all inner city school in Manhattan that have introduced school uniform in the past five years, there has been up to a 35% increase in grades! These exceptional results are just another example of the abundant advantageous uniform provides.
In my genuine opinion, we should introduce School uniforms in all schools in the USA. It gives schools a pivotal spine of solidarity and having a place which thusly prompts to significantly better scholastics and social connections. Students would discover these connections fundamental all through their lifetime. Academic is a venture and a ticket to fruitful life. Possibly, there are young people who will exhibit that school uniform confines their identities or that it represses their individuality, yet these contentions have little legitimacy. We trust a student’s independence ought to be communicated not by what they wear but rather their disposition, state of mind and activities. Hence we encourage all schools in the USA to establish a one-year time for testing for school uniforms.