Though public school uniform use is not widespread it is continuously growing.
The question of what students should wear to school rouses strong feelings on both sides.
Mary now is an adult who has children in the school system wearing school uniform.
Mary, now an administrator in the school system made the comment: The uniform sets you apart, but it also makes you equal in the sight of God. It doesn’t matter how much people spend on their clothes. (Burgess) A second reason I agree with the wearing of uniforms in public schools is because it can reduce the amount of bullying.
A school uniform (with all its uniformity) could be a hurdle in the path of niche creation and self discovery.
Some of the parents really expressed how it really would not help them out economically. They want free thinking and expression for children to make them thinkers of tomorrow rather than meek followers. It also lowers the scope for personality development and self discovery; in order to know your place in the world around you, you need to see how you fit in it. Kids being picked on for what they are wearing can lead to a lot of other issues such as low self-esteem and the pressure to want and have the designer things as well. The uniforms help students realize that a person’s personality traits and unique gifts go deeper than the clothing they have on. According to a survey that I created on Survey Monkey. com seven out of ten parents and students agree with public school students having to wear uniforms. With uniforms taking away this pressure, there is usually a much smaller overall cost for the parents. Students will always find ways to tease or bully others regardless of what clothes are worn but by their hairstyles, height, or weight. Families who are hard-up can often get help with the cost of uniforms in some schools but when it comes to buying regular clothes that type of assistance is not available. They also expressed it was a form of punishing kids from being individuals and feel that uniforms violate the fundamental right of ‘Freedom of Expression’. This policy makes all the children at school equal regardless of their family background or income. If students are able to choose their own clothes then the more fortunate kids compete to show off their expensive designer labels and costly sneakers.