Reasons Why Not to Have Uniforms

Maya Dejene, Writer

This might sound bad, but I think students shouldn’t have to wear school uniforms anymore, here’s why.

It’s important for kids to be able to express themselves in different ways, and one of those ways is with clothing. There could be kids who have low self-esteem and need a way to express themselves and the only way they can is by wearing the clothes that they feel comfortable and confident in. Yes there are some cons such as having to do the laundry more,having a hard time choosing what to wear, but it is still important to show people the real you through clothing. Having the choice of what you wear can help with self confidence,creativity, and independence, all of these things are very important for kids our age.

I’m not trying to say that the uniforms that people have are bad or anything, I’m just trying to say that expressing yourself is very important and needed, but of course there are still many other ways to express yourself and not just with clothing. An easier way for kids to express themselves is still wearing uniforms, but have some days where they can dress normally.