Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2b speech on school uniforms

Have you ever had your rights taken from you? Not a previledge, not a gift, not a prize, but a right taken from you? Well prepare yourself for the day you get robbed, because schools are talking about uniforms! Uniforms have been implied to schools with discipline problems all through Arkansas, and you know what those schools still have the same problems they had before. Unforms, when applied to paper might seem real good and well but an ideal solution is not a solution at all. Think about how you would feel if you were forced to wear the same clothing as every other Tom, Dick, and Jane at school, never being able to wear your favorite shirt, not sticking out, and never having your time to shine; in the end its wrong and you would not be a happy free flowing student. Kids at all levels need individuality, lower costing cloths, and just are not effective.. Arguements go round and round on uniforms and I feel that the uniforms should stay where they are; in the heads of big manufacturers.

To start off, uniforms kill individuality and harshen the creative process. A uniform breeds uniformity. Schools need free thinking to become the thinkers of tomorrow, not drones who will continue making the mistakes of pervious generations. When we argue against s chool uniforms we argue against an education system that seeks to produce workers and for an education system that seeks to produce enlightened fully rounded human beings( Your intrapersonal communication can be expressed through your clothing when you get to pick out your own cloths. People get to see what you see in yourself, students clothing gives off noise that goes into to the eyes of others and jumpstarts the communication process. Uniforms stifle the creative process and schools should be supporting their students and allow them to go to a free thinking environment.

Providing another flaw, uniforms are not cheap. Because children are constantly growing, there is a captive market for new school clothes and manufacturers take advantage
( Parents will have to wash the uniforms and keep them well seamed and stitched. Money that could be used on other more important things is wasted. Nothing but negative feedback will come from hard working parents having to spend extra money to keep their children's cloths decent.

No matter what you dress students in, they will always find a way to pass judgment upon their peers. The clothes are not the root cause of bullying and therefore the bullying will continue, regardless of dress policy. No matter what clothing rules apply, students will always find ways to pass judgment upon each other( Bullies are people that take out their angers and frustrations on other people. No change in cloths is going to change that. Girls with bolder features are going to be targeted no matter what they were, whether it be a polo and a pair of Dickies or a Hollister and Gucci. The same goes for boys and their features.

To conclude, uniforms are a waist of time, Schools should drop the idea. Uniforms are an ieal solution to problems in the system. Students are not going to correct themselves because they are forced to wear new cloths that dampen their personal style. Bullies, money, and individuality are problems that school uniforms do not treat. Instead of trying to put a bandaid on the scab, school officials should hit the source. I believe school uniforms are an extremely bad idea and should never be applied to my school.

1 comment:

Mrs. Gillmore said...

As a teacher, always having to encourage some to abide by the handbook when it comes to dress code...I am now for school uniforms. The battle has gotten old and now is a waste of my time. Having school uniforms would be such a help to this problem!