School Uniforms

February 18, 2010
By Cheyy BRONZE, Elmira, New York
Cheyy BRONZE, Elmira, New York
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Without a doubt, each student is different from the next in one way or another. In schools you have many cliques. Two main groups would be the populars and the outcasts. If you were to look at a popular student next to an outcast student, the main distinction between the two would be their clothing style. The way they look is the basis for people judging them to either be high or low on the social scale. For the popular kids this may be great. They wear designer clothing that can be very expensive. The outcast kids may want to wear the designer clothing, but they probably can't afford it. Just because of their clothing, some people will look down on the outcasts and not want to be friends with them. School uniforms would make it so everyone looked the same. No one person could judge another just by looking at the way they dress. This would eliminate one of the main causes of judging a book by it's cover. If there are not uniforms, the kids who wear the less expensive clothing could get picked on, but it doesn't always stop there. Other students could pick on them day after day and this could lead to depression. There has been situations where a student is bullied and it happens so often that the victim brings a gun to school. School uniforms would make it so no one at school can pick on anyone else because of what they wear. This would make school a safer and more pleasant environment for all students.

The author's comments:
I wrote this article because I have watched a friend get picked on just because of what she wears. I think judging someone by what they look like is just ridiculous. I bet 99% of the kids in schools who get picked on for what they wear have great personalities and would be awesome friends if everyone would just give them a chance.

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on Dec. 27 2010 at 2:52 pm
LovableD BRONZE, Killeen, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Are you living or are you exsisting

I totally agree with you. I think people want to stop bullying so much that they try to blame it on everthing. Although uniform is another way to prevent bullying it is not the only solution.............. But love the passage though. =)

on Mar. 8 2010 at 8:50 pm
naturelover123 BRONZE, San Francisco, California
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I agree with this article. School uniforms would be a good equalizer, and it sure would be nice to wake up every morning and not have to think about what to wear!

cdukeboy01 said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 6:54 pm
cdukeboy01, Glenburn, Maine
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I see where you are coming from. But school uniforms won't solve everything. There is always someone out there that has to pick on another. Do you think that if you guys were to have school uniforms that it would stop bullying? Someone may try to make their uniform different. Like try to wear a different colored tie. There is bullying in every school. Even in my school. My school has 300 students. The reason why people bully is because they can't find anything better to do. They think that they are stronger and better by putting someone down. If someone is being picked on they just have to show who is the bigger person. Who is the bigger person? The one who is being picked on or the on who is being the bully. If the bully is the bigger person then the person that is being picked on needs to reverse it around and make them be the bigger person. The first step is to ignore it. That is what I did. No one bullies me at all at my school. Nor i am the bully. You know? It only take one to make a change to stop bullying. If I see someone bullying another person then I say. Woah be nice. Even if i see someone hitting another person hitting another person joking why i still say hey be nice. Try to make that change in your school. Speak up. Have a voice :)


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