Uniforms are just a waste of money for students and parents who choose to attend public schools.
Even though requiring uniforms in school does have its pros, it does have a lot more cons that come with it.
Richmond Public Schools says that their dress code is lenient compared to other schools in Virginia.
That being said, I still think that there are changes that could be made to improve the current one we have to follow.
In private schools, uniforms were first implemented to mark a student’s social status (Motsinger par 8).
Many people, according to Alfie Kohn, author of What to Look for in a Classroom…and Other Essays most people associate uniforms with, “the good ole days [when uniforms] symbolized [. .] obedience.” Uniforms were a sign of respect, children respected their elders and presented themselves well while wearing them. King, Kieth A., Should school uniforms be mandated in elementary school? direct=true&db=aph&an=484740 administrators are beginning to enforce dress codes and uniforms in these schools as a way to divert the violence. San Jacinto Unified School District, a district court held that a school wide ban on wearing clothing displaying college, or professional sports teams on them, was valid because the school demonstrated in the case that there was a direct correlation between gang related activity and the certain sports teams discourage gang behavior, they do more harm than good.
School uniforms and dress codes should not be placed the school system because it violates the first amendment and uses funding that the school systems do not have available to them.
Many people think that school uniforms are a thing of the past, however this is only partially true.
For years to come, the subject of whether or not uniforms should be mandatory will always be a top the school.
If student are unable to show off their gang affiliation (bandanas) then there will be less gang violence and less discrimination against gang members.