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An Argument Against School Uniforms

By Joel M., Brooklyn, NY

There is an ongoing discussion in this nation about school uniforms, whether or not they help with behavior problems, and increase test scores. As an eighth grade student at Delta Middle School, I do not want school uniforms. In this paper I will present the argument against wearing school uniforms. I will include, personal opinion and will also site research.

Kade A., a sixth grade student, when asked about school uniforms said, “No, I don’t like them, because they are uncomfortable, and make you feel like you are in your church clothes all the time.” Daycen J., another student said, “I don’t like school uniforms because they take away student’s individuality.”

Dr. Alan Hilfer, senior psychologist in Brooklyn’s Children’s and Adolescent Unit at Maimonides Medical Center states:

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23 comment(s)
Hye guys ..I really loved this essay I can totally relate this to my situation in my country rite nw ....we are forced to wear their (paper-like) uniforms evan high school students!!!!!......hmm anyways is this a factual article essay?
Jun. 08, 2017 at 6:20 AM • Report
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People also had to pay for them because school just want money and they can't provide the. For you
Mar. 30, 2017 at 10:17 AM • Report
Our school has uniforms. Our whole country does. Since there's a significant gap between the rich and poor, an old leader made uniforms compulsory.
Jan. 29, 2017 at 9:37 AM • Report
I have a school uniform. It's already pretty constricting, but on Wednesdays we have a formal uniform that's worse. The shirt feels like paper (not exaggerating at all) and the shorts the girls have to where under the skirt are uncomfortable and tight. Also, the uniforms aren't right for some people's body types. It makes some girls feel bad about their bodies. I think that this argument is really good and I can definitely relate.
Nov. 19, 2016 at 6:20 PM • Report
Sep. 21, 2016 at 12:19 PM • Report
TRIGGERED how can it increase bullying and who would be bullying i find that to be a ton of bs
Sep. 21, 2016 at 12:21 PM • Report
I use to wear uniforms in my old school and they do take away a students individuality. My new school doesn't have uniforms lucky but I can totally relate to your article you did a great job.
Apr. 11, 2016 at 4:56 PM • Report
lucky u I still have to wear a uniform
Apr. 13, 2016 at 2:20 PM • Report
I would've mentioned that it's fascist.
Nov. 10, 2015 at 9:49 PM • Report
I wear a school uniform everyday and it’s uncomfortable to wear. I would like to go to school and be comfortable while I'm doing something i don't like to do. As it says in the passage, “ by instituting a uniform policy, schools are taking away kids’ individuality.”
Nov. 05, 2015 at 1:23 PM • Report