One of the many complaints students in our country have about school is having
to wear uniforms. Some parents share this view, and thus have campaigned for
school uniforms to be banned. However, I disagree, as school uniforms serve many
useful purposes that make them an important part of our education system.
reason why school uniforms should not be banned is because they prevent
discrimination and bullying based on
economic status. Without uniforms, the rich would dress better than the poorer
making the difference in their economic status clear. This could lead to
discrimination. It would encourage undesirable attitudes such as pride and
arrogance, envy and jealousy, and also bullying. Uniforms help make all students
Besides this, school uniforms help schools avoid the problem of
inappropriate dressing. Modern fashions
include clothing that is revealing. Such clothing is unsuitable for a school
environment. It would be difficult for the school authorities to enforce rules
of dressing without school uniforms. Even in countries where dress codes are
enforced in the place of school uniforms, such as the USA, teachers face many
problems with students wearing inappropriate clothing to school. School uniforms
are the best solution to this problem, and thus should not be banned.
A section of people argue that school uniforms make the school boring due to
lack of variety. However this is not a good argument. When there is too much
variety, it can lead to distraction. Not
only will students be spending too much time decking themselves out for school
every day but they will also be distracted by what their friends wear. This will
take their attention away from what is important, that is, their studies.
Therefore, having school uniforms would be beneficial to students' performance
in school, as it would enable them to better focus their attention on studying.
To conclude, school uniforms should not be banned as they serve a number of
important functions in schools. However, given the fact that they are an
additional cost to students' families, care should be taken
that the purchase and upkeep of uniforms is not an undue burden to less