Why is it important to wear a school uniform?


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For certain schools, it is important that students wear a school uniform in order to maintain balance and order among the students. School uniforms help to eliminate bullying due to the fact that everyone is dressed the same and children cannot be teased for wearing something unusual or different. School uniforms are common in religious schools, and they are also a requirement in certain private schools.

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Why is it important to wear a school uniform?
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According to a 2005 study, researchers found that an Ohio school that recently implemented a uniform policy saw an increase in attendance as well as in total graduates for the 2005 school year. School uniforms allow school intruders to be easily identified, which is extremely important in a world where school shootings are rapidly increasing. Additional benefits include an increased sense of school pride and spirit, minimized economic and social class barriers, and increased self-discipline.

Alternatively, there are cases in which students and parents argue that school uniforms take away the student's individuality and are an expensive cost for parents who send their children to public school for a free education. They also argue that school uniforms actually create a larger target for bullying, as students from other schools easily single out students in uniforms.

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