Why should we wear uniforms in school?

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This is one of the most popular discussions in many schools today. Students, desiring their individuality, speak out against school uniforms. Administration, seeking solidarity and minimization of clothing infractions, speaks out in favor of school uniforms.

There tend to be two very strong points in favor of school uniforms. First, school uniforms will allow teachers and administration to not deal with as many clothing infractions. Essentially, students forced to wear school uniforms may alter their uniform in some way in order to show their individuality (not buttoning the shirt completely or rolling the waistlines to make skirts shorter). Second, a person not in uniform stands out in a crowded hallway. With the fear circulating after Sandy Hook (school shooting), administrators and teachers alike are looking for better ways to secure schools.

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