Would Uniform Make School Safer?
Looking at the alarm clock next to me, I realized that it was 7:00 a.m., and I would be late for school, again. Then, I woke up. After washing my face and brushing my teeth, I put my uniform on. It only took me about 10 minutes to get ready for school because I didn’t need to decide what I should wear. Saving time was part of my daily life when I was a student in Taiwan because wearing a uniform to school continued until I became a college student in the U.S last year. “Should the junior high and high school students wear uniforms to school?” This has been a controversial question. Some of the students think that wearing uniforms is not cool and don’t have their own style. Moreover, some of the students think that wearing uniform is killing the creativity of the students. There are a few advantages to wear a uniform to school, one of which is saving can save students’ time, and the other is students’ safety.
When I first started college, I was very excited to get rid of the uniform, but two weeks later, I found out that I started to miss my uniform. That is because I had to wake up at least half hour earlier to get ready for school, to think about what I should wear to school today and what I wore yesterday. When I wore my uniform, I didn’t need to worry about what I should wear. Plus, I could pay more attention to my school work rather than what I should wear today. For me, it is a waste of my time to decide what to wear and always pay a lot of attention to my outfits. Also, it costs me a lot of money to buying some new clothes. If I had a choice, I would rather wear my uniform to school, again.
School safety is the first benefit of wearing uniforms. According to Chuck Sambar, “Uniforms give students an identity and status and promote a sense of respect and security” (paragraph 6). Clothing rules make identifying intruders and visitors easier. For instance, when I was in junior high school, my friends and I...
Cited: Chuck, Sambar. “Should Students Wear School Uniforms?.” 1996 Feb. Chuck Sambar Education. 15 March 2008 < http://www.sambar.com/chuck/shouldst.htm>
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