Recently, a lot of schools throughout the United States adopted school uniform policies and made it a requirement for the students to wear uniforms. School administrations underline that wearing uniforms has positive effects on academic success and behavior of the students. However, a lot of sociologists argue that there are also certain drawbacks of a compulsory uniform system in schools. That is why the issue of school uniforms is a popular debate topic among teachers and parents.
In my opinion, students should wear school uniforms for several reasons. First of all, school uniforms can be an effective way to promote unity among fellow students. Wearing the same uniforms encourages students to behave friendly, helps to develop good social skills and a sense of belonging to a special community of the school. Also, when students wear the same uniforms, they feel more connected with each other and learn to pay more attention to the person’s identity, but not to the person’s clothing.
Besides, school uniforms can help to improve discipline and prevent bad social behavior. If students wear uniforms with their name tag and school emblem, they feel that they represent their school and are expected to behave more considerately. Finally, wearing school uniforms can prevent the hassle of deciding what to wear. It allows students to focus on their lessons, physical or other activities instead of spending time for choosing their clothing every day.
In conclusion, I would like to underline that despite some negative effects of wearing school uniforms, there is a lot of positive factors, including developing a sense of unity among fellow students, preventing improper behavior and having extra time to focus on other activities but choosing what to wear. Uniforms make students look equal and motivate them to look for more creative ways to express themselves. That is why I am convinced that the idea of school uniforms is a very good and stimulating initiative.