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Georgia Allen
Discussion 4/13
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:15am
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Georgia Allen
04/13/2012

For my issue paper I have choose to pick the topic of school uniforms. School uniforms has been a controversial issue for many of years and still today it is a heavy issue that many school districts, teachers and parents are deciding on. Uniforms cause a controversial debate because people who are for uniforms and who are against uniforms cannot come to an agreement on weither the pros out weigh the cons. Many studies have been completed to show if uniforms have improved violence in schools and the studies have came back that they do. Violence such as gang related issues have been lowered because uniforms take away the displaying of gang affiliated students and make students all equal with the outfits that they wear to school. Uniforms also have caused for school performance to increase. Students approach school in a more professional manner. When wearing uniforms people are not concerned with the facts of who is wearing the latest trend or the most expensive designer apparel. Students have one less thing to focus on then competing for the best-dressed award among their peers. Another thing that uniforms contribute to the pros of students wearing them is cost of uniforms tends to be less then the average everyday wear. Parents can benefit with more money in their pocket. If uniforms are purchased from a department store then the regular clothes that they department store is selling will have a difference in the price of the regular clothes to the uniforms. Wearing uniforms has many benefits that support the parents, teachers as well as the students even if the students just see the fact that they are dressed like everybody else.
Along with many pros to wearing uniforms there are always cons to a controversial subject. Uniforms are said to take the uniqueness and the individualism away from each student. Students cannot show what they like or express themselves if they are wearing uniforms. Also Students are being rebellious when wearing uniforms. Some students may want to be different of rebel against the dress policies and do things such as shortening their skirts, adding materials to the uniforms and adding accessories to uniforms that can not be worn. Also, if uniforms are not bought from the right place then they can cost a lot more then they should which would be ripping parents off and parents would argue that uniforms are not the cost efficient way to go. School Uniforms are a controversial subject that has two sides to argue.
With this paper I think that it will be hard to not include my opinions to say clearly which side I am on. Also how to layout the paper so that it flows in a way that each idea connects to one another and they are not all jumbled to be very confusing. Issue papers have always been a challenge for me to write because in an issue paper a person has to write about both sides. Hopefully this paper will convey the issue of uniforms being worn throughout schools.

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