School uniforms create an enhanced climate for learning
Research shows that uniforms help students focus on their most important task; learning. By eliminating the daily distractions on unregulated school clothing, as well as the peer pressure associated with clothing, uniforms set the tone for a proper work attitude in the classroom, reduce behavior problems, and improve student performance.
School uniforms increase school safety and security
A safe school environment is essential for learning. School uniforms help to make the campus safer by eliminating clothing used to intimidate or conceal contraband. In addition, uniforms make it easier for school officials to identify any non-students and outsiders.
School uniforms are cost-effective
Comparisons show that school uniforms cost significantly less than what most parents pay for unregulated school clothing. School uniforms are less expensive than other types of clothing. A student can easily be outfitted with easy-care, long-lasting uniforms for about $150.00 a year. This includes 10 to 12 items. The durability, reusability and the year-to-year consistency also cut costs.
School uniforms boost school unity and pride
A standard of dress enhances school spirit, good self-image and school unity. Just as an athletic team’s uniforms promote unity and spirit, so can a school uniform. Research shows there is a link between student appearance and teachers’ expectations. Higher expectations means higher student achievement.
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