School uniform should not be required
I think school uniform should be optional. Most students don’t like wearing a school uniform. I have three reasons why to back this up. My first reason is that it doesn’t let children express their individuality and unique talents. My second is that some uniforms are hard to buy and thirdly, it will let students wear things for the activities they do.
It doesn’t let children express themselves for who they are School uniforms don’t let children express their unique talents and individuality. If schools want children to be themselves, then don’t have a school uniform. Having a school uniform represents everyone being the same, everyone being an image of someone else, everyone being a shadow. Schools don’t want to look like one big prison with everyone wearing the same clothes so you can determine where they’re from. If students don’t have to wear a school uniform then they can express their individuality. Expressing your individuality is important because it shows who you are. If we all look the same then it’s like not having a life of your own.
Some uniforms are hard to buy Some uniforms are hard to buy. If you take the Wilderness school uniform for instance, they have brown stockings and their school uniform shop is the only place you can get brown stockings. Also, blazers. Blazers at most schools are approximately $280.00. That is very expensive and if there are no uniforms then most people can spend that money on lots of clothing rather than one piece.
Letting student wear things for what they do Not having a school uniform will let students wear the things they like, are comfortable or suite the activity they like. Some parents and teachers think that if they don’t have a school uniform that students have to put on every day, they’ll think more of fashion rather than school work. Despite this I don’t think they’ll think more about fashion since it is up to the parents to decide what children wear or approve of what they’re wearing. When the children wear their own clothes most students say that it is more comfortable. Even though some uniforms might have sporty shorts or blue shirts, students still say that their own clothes are more comfortable. If children don’t have to wear school uniforms, the parents can choose the outfits compared to what the child will be doing at school. If the student is running around at recess and lunch, then jeans, t-shirt or long sleeve top and sneakers are better than a long dress and ballet flats.
In conclusion, I strongly believe that uniforms should not be required for these following reasons: Uniforms don’t let children express themselves, Uniforms can be very expensive and that it lets students and their parents wear and choose the right outfit for the child’s lessons, recesses and lunches.