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Controversy of School Uniforms

Ten senior students who were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program in school uniform.

Ten senior students who were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program in school uniform.

Nick Talbott

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School uniforms do not help enhance the education of kids in schools. They actually end up restricting kids.

School uniforms restrict the student’s ability to express themselves the way they want to. As long as their attire follows school dress code, they should be able to wear whatever they choose. Clothing choices are “a crucial form of self-expression,” according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

School uniforms could have an effect on the way a student sees his or her image. When students have to wear the same outfits, rather than being allowed to wear what they want to, they can suffer embarrassment. Some students may also find uniforms less comfortable than their regular clothes, which could affect their ability to learn in the classroom.

School uniforms may delay the transition into adulthood when you do not have to wear the same thing every day. Adults make their own clothing choices and have the freedom to express themselves through their appearance. Denying children and teenagers the opportunity to make these choices may make them unready for adulthood. Adolescents see clothing choices as a means of identification, and seeking an identity is one of the critical stages of adolescence, according to the late developmental psychologist Erik Erikson.

These are reasons that schools, including private schools, should allow students to wear what they want to.     

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