School Uniforms: Agree or not?
Uniforms are globally used at schools around the world, especially schools in Asia. In Asia, the policy of wearing uniform enforces strongly during school hours and whenever at schools. The policy is enforced because schools want to teach discipline to their students and prevent unanticipated troubles at school. The policy of school uniforms is not completely implemented in the United States, especially public schools. According to the US Department of Education, only about 23 percent private and public schools in the United States have a uniform policy (School Uniform Statistics 1). In Asia, almost all of public and private schools strictly enforce the policy. In my country, Indonesia, all of students have
…show more content…
In 2009, 22% of students attending public schools reported that there was a gang presence at their schools, with 33% of Hispanic students reporting a gang presence (Jafeth et al.). It will give negative impact on other students because gangs identically make other students suffer. Uniforms are thought by some to have a positive impact on the “caste system stigma” that already exists for many minority children who struggle for competent identities in an oppressive, commercialized society (Carroll 130). Another reason is wearing valuable clothing and jewelry can make other students who cannot afford it become jealous. Implementing the policy of school uniform can prevent the number of gangs inside schools. By using school uniforms, the schools can easily identify outsiders, and thus, reduce the threat to the students (Chen 1). Without school uniform, it indicate students where are them in social economy. Students who have more money and gorgeous outfits tend to insult other students who are less fancy then them. Teenagers are the ones who are usually involved in this issue because they are more concerned about fashion. In a recent SAFE survey, teens in grade six through ten are the most likely to be involved in school bullying (School Bullying Statistics 1). In Utah, a fourth grade student insulted her friend about how she dressed. Because of Alley, the girl did not want to attend the class. Ally, Kaylee’s stepmother, gave her a