The question about school uniform would not been so sharp if it did not seem so painful for students. Typically, children and teenagers dislike wearing uniform for different reasons: they may not like its style, color, how they look in it or wearing the same things every day. This is quite understandable if we consider the significance of clothes to us. Usually, the choice of an outfit reflects our mood, taste and even some social matters, such as support of some movement, appreciation of a certain music band or so on. Forbidding to select clothing for school we leave the students without an opportunity to express themselves in this way. Find more arguments against school uniform, apart from restriction of self-expression, in our article.
There is a fair tendency at schools nowadays to support and develop diversity by different means. We do our best not to discriminate each other basing on certain characteristics and to respect for the qualities that we stand out of the crowd. In this situation making students wear the same outfit it quite illogical as it denies the individuality of every student.
Social class distinction emphasis.
It is said that school uniform is supposed to establish the equality so all the students wear the same outfit without an opportunity to show off with the expensive clothes. However, according to recent researches, school uniform has an opposing effect. Typically, public schools that have uniform as a mandatory part are placed in the poor neighborhoods, thus, a uniform is an indicator of a lower social class affiliation. Due to high criminal rate in such districts, which takes place at schools as well, uniform may be associated with crime and violence.
Additionally, requires uniform for everyone does not mean making poor and rich equal in the classroom, indeed. Wealthy parents may buy a number of various clothes that is suitable to be worn as uniform while the poor ones will not have the same opportunity.
Uniform may embarrass.
We are all different: having different appearance, faces and body shape disables us looking the same even wearing the same outfits. What is worse, we all cannot look equally good in the same clothing. The last is the issue, which is typical for teenagers at schools. They often get embarrassed that they the color, the style and the cut of the uniform required does not suit them or even make them look unattractive. It might seem not too serious for adults but, in fact, this is the point from where psychological complexes may begin.
We always hear that it is the school uniform that will definitely improve the academic scores, disciplines and attendance. However, for real it appears that only commercial interests are hidden under mandatory school uniform. Educational institutions typically sigh contracts with certain companies for uniform supplying, which lets both earn some extra money. While students could have wear what they have or want to school the parents will need to pay for uniform as it is the part of school’s policies. This fact stands far from the promises given by schools in favor of uniform.