Unnecessary School Uniforms
The article, “Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?” deals with the controversy about necessity of school uniforms. In Korea, where I am from, not only private schools, but also most public schools have uniform, so school uniforms is more of an issue than US or Canada. The reason I chose this article is because I always wonder about if school uniforms are really needed for students, when I used to go Korean school. The proponents say that “School uniforms make schools safer for students and encourage children to focus on their studies rather than their clothes” so on. The opponents say, “School uniform infringe upon students’ right to express their individuality, have no positive effect on behaviour and academic achievement, and emphasize the socioeconomic disparities they are intended to disguise.” As a student who has experienced both conditions, I am in opponents’ position. Firstly, School uniforms do not function to help students to focus on study. It is because even though students are wearing uniforms, they still smoke, drink, bully friends, and in some cases, they even hit their teachers. Also, as the opponents in the article say, it is not good to oppress students knowing themselves, expressing their own style. Lastly, it is also the one of the biggest problems, and why I chose to be opponents, is the price of school uniforms. Honestly, pretty high number of poverty students in Korea work rather than go to school, or they cannot study freely because they don’t have enough money for materials they need. These days, school uniforms are being changed to a convenient form or are being carried out for free, but I think it still has a lot left to improve. I do not think students should wear school uniforms, because I am feeling much more comfortable here, in Canadian school without school uniforms, for the reasons I listed.