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Pro School Uniforms

Society's apparel obsession has caused great distress for students in today's society. Peer pressure, financial strain, and fears of not fitting in are just some of the aspects that play into the overall success a child has in school. In a world that touts freedom of expression the real freedom to learn may be found in the conformity of school uniforms. The daily fashion fight starts bright and early every morning for students all across America. Imagine a typical morning that begins with a blood curdling scream, something like "get out of bed now, the bus will be here in three minutes!" The shriek is followed by the confusion of what day it is along with a cold temperature shock from a once toasty bed. Then add the trauma of finding a clean pair of socks and a shirt other than the one worn yesterday. With school uniforms this havoc in the morning could be lessened. If you already know what you have to wear, you can slip it on quickly, eliminating a time crunch and mental frustration. A uniform also saves the aggravation that comes with keeping up with the "in" of fashion. As the season changes, so does fashion. Just when it seems you are caught up with the rest of your friends, and have new clothes, it is time to go to the store to buy clothes for the next season's wardrobe. This would not be the case with a uniform policy. Uniforms stay the same in a school district and this would save parents a substantial amount of money in the long haul. A New York Based research firm found that households whose children wear uniforms spend an average of $104 on clothing, as opposed to $185 per child for those who don't attend a school with a dress code (Dolliver 16). Eliminating having to buy new clothing every season for growing kids is not only a financial relief, but a huge mental one as well. Not only do parents worry about their kids fitting in, but also so do the youngsters themselves. Every child is not as fortunate to h...

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