Uniforms Would Create A Better Learning Environment


Miles Betz

Students are not required to wear uniforms during the school day

There have been many debates over a school uniform policy, but currently BSM does not require them. While some may argue that uniforms will remove students from being able to have their own creativity and self-expression, I say that the benefits of school uniforms outweigh the drawbacks.

School uniforms promote a sense of unity and equality among students. When everyone is dressed the same, it eliminates the pressure of keeping up with the latest fashion trends. Students will be perceived based on their personalities rather than their clothing choices, which can create a more positive and supportive school environment.

The purpose created by uniforms is to encourage students to behave in a way that reflects positively on their school. This would help to improve students’ behavior and discipline. They would eliminate distractions and ensure that students can focus on their studies rather than their appearance.

School uniforms create a level playing field among students, reducing peer pressure and bullying. They enhance school pride, unity, and community spirit. When students are wearing the same uniform there are less dividing factors between each student. This would also reduce the barriers between poverty and wealth naturally created.

Another benefit of school uniforms is that they can be cost effective for families. While purchasing a few uniforms may seem expensive, it can be much cheaper in the long run rather than buying new clothes for every season. Additionally, school uniforms often last longer than regular clothes and will not need to be replaced as frequently as normal clothes.

Some may argue that uniforms limit self expression, but I think that creativity can still even be there with a uniform. Accessories such as jewelry, and socks can still be used to add personal touches to the uniform. Some schools such as Cretin-Derham Hall allow different variations of color or style within the specific uniform design.

While it may not be a popular decision initially, it would come off as more disciplined. It’s time for BSM to consider having a uniform policy and focus on creating a positive and supportive learning environment for all.