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|no uiiforms. We researched a company called Uniforms USA and they said that there are thousands of schools across America that purchases their uniforms. The total cost of their uniform is $180. What they did not mention is that some low-income families have to struggle in order to buy a uniform. They have to go without food and save up every penny just to buy one uniform. The cost is determined by what fabric the uniform is made out of. The company Uniforms USA uses 100% cotton in their uniforms. After a few washes that cotton begins to fade out and is not the same color as the other students. That means that those uniforms will soon need to be replaced. When kids move to a higher grade or switch schools, then the parents have to buy more uniforms, which is a waste of money. They could just save the closet full of clothes that they had from last year instead. If kids could just wear a pair of denim jeans instead of a pair of slacks, the parent wouldn’t have to replace the whole pair of pants, they could just buy a cheap iron-on patch. The price of uniforms adds up.
The next argument why students shouldn’t wear uniforms is because it limits self-expression. When students wear uniforms, it takes away their individual freedom. Students express themselves through their clothes, and if they wear uniforms then that expression is taken away. When kids wear uniforms, they look the same as other kids, which they do not want. Individuality is very important in today’s society. Everyone has to be someone different. Students should be able to make their own choices, like they will have to do later on in life. They should decide what they want to wear to school instead of the school rules telling them what they need to wear. School is also the place where the next actors, writers, artists, politicians, inventors, designers and musicians are trained. School uniforms send a clear early-life message to students that conformity is important and creativity is not, that authority is allowed to abuse it's power and constrain our constitutional right to free speech and expression. Students learn from uniforms that their individuality, political opinions and religious rights are unimportant, as is their education: students are regularly suspended for non compliance to the uniform code even if their school work is excellent. If uniform-requiring schools were actually in 'the business of learning' this would not occur.