School uni­forms solve prob­lems

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Shirts with lo­gos pro­mot­ing drugs, pants be­low waist, flirty and sexy crop tops with short skirts and pierc­ings. This is not a good view for stu­dents who are sup­posed to study at school - not show­ing off their new clothes and jew­elry. That’s why the school must have a uni­form pol­icy. A ma­jor rea­son is be­cause stu­dents will get along bet­ter. They wouldn’t com­pare each other based on whose wear­ing what. In public schools where uni­forms are not re­quired, lower in­come stu­dents may feel shy over the cheaper clothes they wear, com­pared to the more ex­pen­sive clothes their peers wear.

This com­pe­ti­tion does not ex­ist when schools re­quire uni­forms. This en­ables stu­dents to shift their fo­cus to­wards school­work and away from cloth­ing con­cerns. So, it will re­duce non-aca­demic dis­trac­tions. In high school, the more cloths stu­dents have the more pop­u­lar and no­ticed they will prob­a­bly be. For ex­am­ple, I have a girly teenage sis­ter who loves to look the hottest and most pop­u­lar girl at school, be­cause what all of her friends think about is to look hot­ter that other girls in or­der to get the school’s most pop­u­lar guy’s at­ten­tion. So, they have been di­vided to sev­eral groups who are fight­ing all the time. Uni­forms lower the chances of jeal­ousy be­tween stu­dents. So, there would be no dis­crim­i­na­tion be­cause of what they’re wear­ing. Uni­forms re­quire stu­dents to get to know each other by know­ing who they re­ally are. Ne­gar Gho­lami, UPEI stu­dent

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