School uniforms have been hot topic of debate in America. Former President Clinton’s 1996 State of the Union address, “public schools should be able to require their students to wear uniforms,” spurred the debate further more. The debate is hot as well in UK and several other countries of the world.
General public and experts are divided on the issue and the advocates on the both sides of the argument have been putting their cases strongly. The exponents of school uniforms believe that school uniforms solve the school discipline problem and conformity that is essential among the students, but the other group against school uniforms thinks otherwise. Let us have a look on the cases against school uniforms.
School Uniforms Are Expensive: The group against school uniforms feels that uniforms are expensive. They are sometimes more costlier that ordinary wears. Children are constantly growing and the manufacturers of school uniforms and accessories take good advantage of the situation; parents are left with none other option than to bear the costs of expensive school uniforms.
Corruption Due To School Uniforms: There have been cases of school authorities having cozy relationships with school uniform manufacturers. A school authority gets into deal with a school uniform manufacturer and makes money, and the manufacturer takes full advantage of being a sole manufacturer. Thus parents get robbed of their money.
School Uniforms Violate Freedom Of Expression:The advocators against school uniforms feel that uniforms violate the fundamental right of ‘freedom of expression.’ The advocates want free thinking and expression for children to make them thinkers of tomorrow rather than meek followers.
School Uniforms Develop Submissive Personalities: Another argument against school uniforms is that uniforms contribute to develop submissive personalities, and uniforms do not teach children how to deal with people who are different from themselves.
School Uniforms Fail To Bring Complete Conformity: School uniforms fail to bring complete conformity among the school students. Cliques are still formed in the children.