Marvel and Avengers superheroes can save people because they have amazing abilities. But a real superhero could protect all the students every day, just like mandatory school uniforms. Countries should make school uniforms compulsory because they increase safety, they reduce bullying, and they nourish a sense of equality at school.
Countries should make school uniforms compulsory because they increase safety at school. According to a 2010 study called “A Mandatory Uniform Policy in Urban Schools: Findings from the school survey on crime and safety”, schools who do enforce a mandatory uniform policy have 12% fewer fire-arm related accidents and 15% fewer drug related accidents than schools who let students choose to wear whatever they want. Also, according to an article called “The challenge of school violence” from the constitutional rights foundation, Long Beach officials said they found that weapons offenses decreased 50% and sex offenses decreased 74% after a mandatory uniform policy was introduced to local schools. All these numbers above show that students who study at schools who do enforce a mandatory uniform policy are able to learn and grow in an environment where they are safe from harm. This way, students are able to focus on their studies so that they can achieve better academic success.
School uniforms can reduce bullying so countries should make them compulsory. According to a news website called Sandusky Register, 160,000 children miss school daily because of fear of attack or intimidation by other students. In 2014, only 23% of public schools in the U.S. require students to wear uniforms, but this number has been increasing since then. When students are wearing the same clothes to school every single day, other students are less likely to bully and make fun of them because of their clothing choices since everyone is wearing the same thing. By requiring all of them to wear uniforms, more schools in the U.S. are trying to make school life better for their students.
Other people might say that countries should not make school uniforms compulsory because they can create discrimination and emphasize the gap between poor and rich students. This is true; however, students won’t judge each other based on clothing choices when they are all required to wear school uniforms. A spokesperson for Success Academy – the largest free public charter school network in New Your City sys, “The idea is to support equality. If students are dressed in same or similar clothing, they aren’t distracted by each other’s’ clothing choices.” Students will feel accepted at school and they’ll also feel that they’re an important part of the school community when schools require them to wear uniforms.
Countries should make school uniforms compulsory because they reduce crime rates, they prevent students from making fun of each other, and they make students feel accepted at school. Countries should make school uniforms compulsory if they want students to be benefited at school in the best ways possible. School uniforms are definitely the real superheroes.