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Dayana Rabiga
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High school students should wear uniforms?

Dayana

Side Score: 29
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Rabiga

Side Score: 27
1 point

Hello everybody! Thank you for your participation. Today we have debate on topic which is called “Should high school students wear uniforms?” Nowadays this topic is really urgent and popular among young people, because all students at school think that it is bad. However, many public and state school systems all over the world have school uniforms in order to improve overall school performance and to reduce negative behavior .Both sides of this issue have their own arguments in favor and against. Now I want to discuss this theme with you and to understand your points of view.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

Having students wear school uniforms has advantages. Studies show that children who go to school in uniforms tend to take school more seriously. They consider uniforms as work clothes, just like what mom and dad use to go to work.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

I totally agree with Pakizat. Yes, uniform is just cloth which students wear to school. I think that students who wear school uniforms behave more appropriately at school. They believe that uniforms dictate a stricter atmosphere and that students who wear uniforms are more likely to follow school rules. Also uniform is a first step to be disciplined.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

People ought to decide whether students should wear the uniform or not; some people think that wearing uniform is a good idea while others oppose the idea. As far as I am concerned, to wear uniforms is a good idea, but first I will list all the possible disadvantages and advantages of uniforms.

First of all, wearing uniforms helps students to focus harder on school studies; they shouldn’t spend time on thinking about what to wear next or how to look better than the classmates. It is known that teenagers tend to show off and to do everything just to be better than others. Saying simply, paying less attention on clothes they can learn more at school.

Another advantage of wearing uniforms is that students won’t buy fashion and expensive clothes, so that they will save money, which their parents earn with a hard working. Also, wearing uniforms can help some students to avoid uneasiness from the side of their classmates, for example, students who can allow themselves to wear expensive and fashion clothes can confuse those students that haven’t enough money to buy it.

But wearing uniforms also has its disadvantages. Students wearing whatever they want can show their real personalities. It is some kind of art; with the help of clothes we can show our mood such as happiness or sadness.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
0 points

Dayana thank you for organization this debate. It was interesting for me. And i will stay on my own position not to wear uniforms.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

Rabiga, I think your point of view is good, price is really important, but students do not wear every day the same dress or jeans, they want to change their clothes, they also do not want to be worse that other students. That is why I think that buying clothes for school instead of uniform will be more expensive.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

Also children also spend less time dressing up in the mornings since they don't have to do a daily wardrobe selection. Uniforms are also made for repeated wash and wear and can be handed down among siblings.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

In my opinion, wearing uniforms has another benefit. School is primarily a place of learning. The clothes should be reflective of that. Clothing should be respectful and conservative falling in the lines of the schools dress code. Unfortunately, often in high schools we can find girls wearing showy clothes, such as short skirts or low cut shirts. Boys would rather wear low trousers showing their underwear. Both are inappropriate outfits that should not be allowed at schools. With uniforms, these clothes would be replaced by respectful clothes.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
aspeaking(10) Disputed
1 point

I respect your point of you, but school uniforms are not comfortable, students won't feel free, it may prevent learning process.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
Dayana(22) Disputed
1 point

Yes I agree that in some cases it is not so comfortable. However, in my opinion if children much less focus on appearance and they will focus more on learning. Appearance can be very distracting for pre-teens and teens, because it is a part of their life. Of course, they should express themselves and show their styles, but outside of school.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

Some experts believe that, more than in any other area, school uniforms improve the social outcomes in a school environment. Clothing and fashion are often at the root of social conflict. Children are often ridiculed by other children because of the way they dress. According to the statistics, which written by US Department of Education about 25 % of children suffer from not equal position in class and the sociologists believe that it is connected with uniforms.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

After all your arguments I understood that this issue is really debatable and we continue and continue to find more new advantages and disadvantages. To sum up, I want to say that wearing uniform has not only greater benefits, but also strong disadvantages. I understood that our discussion help us to have a deeper understanding of the problem, and the ability to explain your position, but not to ignore the opinion of others. After debate, I realized that everyone of us has his own view and we can not say that someone is completely wrong. Thank you for your arguments!

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

We wear uniforms here in Australia and I love it, its one less thing to worry about. It also helps police identify waggers etc. I have found that it does help cohesiveness/unity and it lowers bullying. We usually have jewlery limitations etc in place as well. It doesnt really make us feel constrained as it is just the norm, like a job, which has set dress standards.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

As long as the girls get mini-skirts .

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

I think that high school studentsshould wear uniforms,because wearing uniforms helps us to develop the sense of self-discipline, which will help us in future.Wearing uniforms helps students to focus harder on school studies.Also they shouldn’t spend time on thinking about what to wear next.Good side of wearing uniforms is that students won’t buy fashion and expensive clothes, so that they will save money

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

i think that uniform in high school must be compulsory bcoz in school every category of students are study such as poor class children,middle class and higher class children.so casual dresses creat difference and gap among them which is not good..

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
Elvira(3195) Clarified
1 point

Every idiot knows you can get designer clothes cheaper than supermarket clothes at charity shops.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
3 points

It's up to the school on whether or not their students wear uniforms or not. I don't see much of a difference between whether or not students do or do not wear them. Even if it does improve the overall look of a school, I don't see it improving cohesiveness. When I was young I went to a school that had uniforms, and all the beliefs people have that it reduces cliques or ridicule among students are false. Everyone might have a uniform, but not everyone has the same backpack, or hairdo, or earrings, or book covers. Children will always find a way to pick at each other. Also, clothing is a way that teenagers express themselves. With uniforms, many times students feel oppressed wither than liberated, making them dislike going to school and not trust the faculty as much, which overall, is worse than letting them dress however they want and risking looking inappropriate.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
Dayana(22) Disputed
1 point

Of course I agree with you that wearing is a way for students to express themselves. However, I think that school is not suitable place for expressing. In school students should be neat and well maintained. That is why schools try to encourage discipline at school.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
aspeaking(10) Disputed
1 point

However on the other hand, they spend most of their time at school. Where they supposed to express their individuality, if not at school? At that age students go through personal development, in my opinion it could have some negative consequences on their individuality.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
2 points

The issue is controversial. Of course it have some benefits and disadvantages, but in my point of view school uniforms should not be considered as a main thing, EDUCATION is the most important thing, student after graduating are not going to show their clothes, their going to present their knowledge,good behaviour and competence, in order to have good future.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
Pakizat(17) Disputed
1 point

But I will keep my point of view. I think that wearing uniform has only good sides, it influences on children performance at school and relationships between schollers. Also uniforms are beneficial from financial side.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
aspeaking(10) Disputed
1 point

It is controversial issue, everyone has own opinion. School it is a place where children get knowledge,it is not a podium where their demonstrate their clothes. Thanks for sharing your opinion.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
Nazgul(19) Disputed
1 point

Definition

School uniforms are specific clothes that a certain school requires its students to wear. Uniforms generally consist of either a dress shirt or polo shirt for both boys and girls and either dark or brown pants for both or a dark or plaid skirt for girls. Shoes may be dress shoes or plain dark shoes.

Statistics

As of 2009 in the United States, there are 21 states with public school systems requiring their students to wear uniforms. A case study from 1999 conducted in Long Beach, California showed that instituting a uniform policy greatly reduced violence and other issues in the school. Crimes, suspensions and sex offenses were all reduced by at least 90 percent and vandalism dropped by almost 70 percent.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

Nowadays this issue is urgent. Students go to school in order to get education,the most important thing is to get high quality knowledge. Appearance is the background thing. Some schools are too obsessed with uniforms and always try to control students' appearance,in my point of view they should control student's study process,instead of uniforms.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
1 point

Yes i agree with Rabiga. I support that children go to school not to show their appearance and to wear uniform. They go to school to show and to take knowledge. and i also I believe it blocks the students ability to be different and unique. A student should be able to show how he is different and express them selfs

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
1 point

And where they will be to show their individuality if not at school? I think that the school is the best way to show your individuality and not prevent the student`s ability

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
Pakizat(17) Disputed
1 point

Nazgul, you said that children go to school not to show their appearance and I'd like to say if children have free choice in wearing they will worry about what to wear and they will want to have better clothes than others. One of the benefits of school uniforms in this case is there is no competition to out dress friends. Everyone is wearing basically the same thing every day. This way, instead of competing over who is wearing what, there is more focus on the daily school work.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

The next significant argument is price. There are a lot of families who have about 3-4 children, and they can not afford new uniform to each child, they are growing up too fast and uniforms become smaller. Uniforms are not versatile type of clothes, children can wear it only to school, but casual clothes they can wear outside of school.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
Pakizat(17) Disputed
1 point

I cannot agree with you, because I consider that uniforms are more economical. Children want to change their clothes, they don not want to wear the same clothes often. So parents do not have to spend on clothes for their children, thus benefiting them.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
1 point

Pakizat, our thoughts are the same. Children who come from a less fortunate economic background would not appear to be "lacking" or made fun because of their parents could not afford to buy them the newest fashionable clothes. This case can be harmful for students' psychology.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
aspeaking(10) Disputed
1 point

I'm talking about families who has a lot of children and cannot afford certain things, just imagine, they should buy clothes for each child.Children growing up too fast,therefore parents can't save money, they have to buy every year. Casual clothes is useful, they can wear this clothes outside of school.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
1 point

Moreover, school uniform is way of people to show respect. Wearing school uniform helps poor students feel better. Other school where students are allowed to wear what they want make other student feel bad. People who can afford high quality clothes wear them at school, where the other poor students feel pinching because they can't afford the same quality clothes. In my view, wearing school uniforms makes people feel more academic, educational and of course equal.

1 year ago | Side: Dayana
Nazgul(19) Disputed
1 point

but you're not going to wear the same form in every season. Any way you will hAVE TO CHANGE , BUY THE UNIFORM FOR WINTER.what about in this way???

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
1 point

According to the John Grossman' article "A study on the effect of uniforms on violence and substance use published in 1998 by David L. Brunsma and Kerry A. Rockquemore has found that a uniforms policy actually does not seem to have any positive influence on discipline. While discipline is usually one of the main reasons behind a school's decision to implement a uniforms policy, this same policy could actually have a negative impact on student behavior, especially amongst teenage students. Teenagers are rebellious by nature, and imposing a uniform on them, especially after a period where they were allowed to wear casual clothes, may create tension in the school"

eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8043408_expert-negative-effects-school-uniforms.html#ixzz2KEVOxaG3

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga

I disagree with uniforms as I feel as though teenagers should be allowed the freedom of what to wear at school. I feel the amount of time teens have to spend at school is something we really need to consider here. Students often express dislike for school already since so much of their lives are spent there. Because school is such a big part of students lives it should be casual to an extent, one could argue school sadly is what makes up the lives of most students. We need to make school not just a place to learn but a place for students to feel comfortable place for students.

The middle school didn't have uniforms but had a strict dress code. The relationship between the staff and the students was already tense and chaotic before the dress code. I was a bit picked on then so I hated both the teachers and the other students. All the students thought they were all that, acting as if they owned the place. The teachers were tired of the students trouble and designed some strong and strict disciplining methods however they saw ALL students as no good punks sometimes, I tried to perfectly respectful person, and often other students tried to get me in trouble and the teachers were quick to discipline me. My entire class tried to rat me out for saying a cuss word which I don't think I did, but even if I did it was obvious they were "ratting" me out because of personal dislike of me. I bursted into tears due to the realization nobody had any respect for me when sent to the "responsible thinking classroom", that is neither here or there though. The dress code we had stated you had to wear jeans, (not so bad) nothing revealing (understandeable), but you were not allowed to wear any colors other than black, white, grey, Brown, green, and yellow (green and yellow because they were school colors, no lines or patterns, no logos, pictures, text, or art (because it was gang related). This eventually caused the students to protest by intentionally going against the dress code, resulting in an RTC room stuffed with students. The intercom came on saying anyone who went against the dress code would be EXPELLED. EXPELLED for wearing the wrong color... The students were so out of control I wounded up meeting many drug dealers at school, and one friend of mine had access to crack... Things obviously got out of hand but it is of the fault of both the teachers and the students. When you act like a wannabe gangster don't be surprised if you are treated that way, on the other hand if you treated as a problem-child over and over you eventually believe it and start acting like it. You need to treat everyone as not problem-children, and not solely as just students either but as human beings with freedoms as such that deserve respect, thus I feel that wearing whatever you want (as long as they aren't to revealing) should be respected. Focus on appearance at school can actually take away from the priority of teaching and learning.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
1 point

I deeply agree that students spend a huge chunk of their time at school. We (I say we as I speak as a student) are developing ourselves, as the school system is always reminding us, so we obviously should be allowed to develop ourselves. But when, I ask, should student do this if not at school? In my own school, members of our school's symphonic band (of which I am one) can get there as early as 7:05 am, which many of us do. those staying for after school activities (which I do as well) stay at school or school-sanctioned events until 4:00 pm or later. That's around nine hours of school events per day, and that is an average day. Most of us are dress-code-abiding students, who wear nothing more revealing than jeans and a t-shirt, maybe a tank top and shorts during gym. Why, then, should those of us who wear decent clothing be forced to wear uniforms. It simply doesn't make sense.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
1 point

I can say from experience that those of us who go to school to learn do not care what we wear to school. Students often do not care what they wear, and often will just wear jeans and a dress-code appropriate shirt. Many students wake up early enough as it is, and don't spend their time worrying about what to wear. Those that do will continue worrying about this throughout their life, so there is no sense in trying to stop them as the moment they leave school they will continue dressing as they please. All students may as well become accustomed to choosing their own attire while in school, rather than stifling the individuality of each student. Middle and High school is an important time in the personal development of everyone, and students should be able to express this about themselves.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
1 point

It should be an option because a lot of time you have to keep buying uniforms and after the 4 years is over your going to throw them all in the dumpster along with your money, but with your regular clothes you can get to keep using them a little bit longer.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga
1 point

If high school is the same as our sixth form meaning students aged 15 to 17 or 16 to 18, definitely not. At my school in 6th form we get many privileges, a common room, no uniform, pass keys, not having to wait for a lunch bell, study time etc. But all these were worked for as in the lower years we are not really treated like people at all with a rather militant system. And the school uniform is terrible. There is no harm caused by us wearing what we want and the lower years look forward to the relative freedom the 6th formers have. We are all old enough to know that school is not a fashion show.

1 year ago | Side: Rabiga


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