Public schools in America today are about being who you are, unlike private schools where as you might have to be a certaint religion; or the topic of this paper, required school uniforms. School Uniforms should not be required in public schools. First, required school uniforms violate teenagers freedom of expression and individuality. Second, school uniforms are very expensive and may not be affordable to some families. Finally, students who are required to wear school uniforms instantly become a target for bullies from other schools who don’t require school uniforms.
Required school uniforms are a violation of teenagers right to freedom of expression; whether it be how they have their hair, what kind of clothes they wear, or even what color they paint their nails. School uniforms should not be required for the sake of saving teenagers freedom of expression. Kids rights to wear what they want to wear, but still abiding by the schools rules, should be kept sacred. “a student's freedom of expression in school must be protected unless it would seriously interfere with the requirements of appropriate discipline.” (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School (1969)). School uniforms interfere with teenagers right of freedom of expression, and therefore should not be required. Schools should not have required uniforms because they interfere with teenagers freedom of expression.
School uniforms can be very expensive for some families, and for the school. A lot of middle class families can not afford to pay for a required uniform for school. This argument is just based on one child, if their are more siblings in the family going to school it will cost money that the parents of these children do not have. Some children have been threatend with expulsion if they do not purchase the required attire. “A report by the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (NACAB) suggests that some children have been threatened...