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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceOther - Education & Reference · 10 months ago

Why do schools have uniforms?

I believe there shouldn't be uniforms because

1. they take away the students ability to express themselves or be unique.

2. they are expensive and that can be an issue to many poor parents

i know that some people say they are good because they remove distractions but i mean how distracting is people wearing normal clothes?. if people are worried about students wearing something that is inappropriate or revealing just have some rules around it instead of making students all wear a uniform.

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  • 8 months ago

    Because of school uniform instill pride, unity, and school vanity. When wearing uniforms, students often feel more “important” since they belong to a group. 

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Not all schools require uniforms. In fact, the vast majority of publicly funded schools DON'T. Instead, they have dress codes which are often very capriciously designed and almost impossible to totally enforce.

    In the United States, the two main types of schools that have uniform requirements are parochial schools (which are run by the Catholic Church) and private schools, which are run by everyone from religious organizations to large private corporations such as Google and Apple, for example. The reason THESE schools have uniforms when the others don't has a lot to do with their perception of education. The Catholic Church views education as being similar to a job, and as such, schools that it runs expect the students to dress appropriately for classes and school functions. A similar viewpoint is held by most of the groups that run private schools. Uniform requirements aren't bad things. They help eliminate competition over dress and looks, which also helps to prevent bullying. And they encourage kids to focus on SCHOOL, and not on outside distractions. ALL of the parishes that have schools have special funding available to help families pay for things like tuition and uniforms for their kids. It's common practice at most of them to have second and sometimes, even third collections at weekend Masses to ask the congregations to give money to support Catholic education. They don't do this every weekend- just a few times a year.

    The cost of uniforms and books varies widely from school to school, depending on who runs it. But help is available in most cases for students who have financial needs.

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  • Katie
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    So that all the students 'look' the same. Members of the public can tell which school they are from.

    Some schools have bits of uniform, that they have bought from former students (jumpers, ties, anything with the school emblem/crest on, etc) that they will sell cheaply to new students.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    The school is a structure for learning. Part of that structure is the uniform. It gives the tone and setting that allows the student to concentrate on studying. If the student is more concerned about how he or she looks then that concentration is broken.

    The use of uniforms does not take away the students' ability to express themselves. It doesn't take away their unique personalities either. If you've learned enough in school, you should be able to express yourself and your own uniqueness in much better ways other than just how you look. That in essence is one good reason why kids need to go to school.

    Uniforms need not be expensive but if you are poor, why go to a private school that requires uniforms? Go to the public school. They won't care (even if you don't learn anything).

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  • 10 months ago

    "1. they take away the students ability to express themselves or be unique."

    Were you ever in middle school? I've seen students beat the every loving hell out of each other over shoes. School is not a place to show off what a special snowflake you are. It's a place to learn.

    2. they are expensive and that can be an issue to many poor parents

    Not in my experience. In the majority of schools, uniforms consist of little more than a white dress shirt with khakis and black shoes.

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  • 10 months ago

    Having a uniform takes away the need FOR thse rules.

    It makes everyone the same, regardless of income and it shows instantly where the pupils belong to.

    As for cost, parents are aware of cost BEFORE the sign their child up, and sign to say that they will adhere to the schools rules.

    School isnt for "expressing yourself" its for education

    and as far as being unique? few people are, they all simply wear a variation of a theme anyway.

    Most schools are establishments with long history, and take pride in their uniform

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Uniforms mean everyone looks the same. Poorer kids cannot afford designer clothes so the richer kids would look down on them.

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  • 10 months ago

    This is a debate that’s been flogged to death over the past 20+ years. Just google “pros and cons of school uniforms “ and educate yourself.

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    • Starlight 1
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      There have been debates about uniform policies and dress codes for as long as there have been schools, Lemmy. Seriously.

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