The ongoing debate on uniforms has numerous voices “for” and “against” school uniforms. The voices for school uniforms are from many educationists, academic experts, and legislators. These people stand for school uniforms and recognize numerous benefits of school uniforms, but on the contrary, the voices against school uniforms are from the extreme individualists. These are the people against school uniforms.
The people against school uniforms feel that school uniforms stifle the right to liberty and self expression. These people argue that the right to liberty and self expression is a fundamental right that cannot be violated at any cost. These people say that this right is guaranteed constitutionally and has legal backing, thus, school uniforms should be abolished to ensure the right to liberty and self expression to students.
The people against school uniforms view school uniforms as symbol of tyranny of schools, which impedes free and complete development of personality. These people opine that school uniforms make students servile and submissive. According to these people against school uniforms, school uniforms should be done away with, because they just help in producing submissive citizens rather that free thinkers of future; the schools with uniforms are just capable of producing weak and meek citizens.
The people against school uniforms feel that school uniforms are highly expensive. They put extra financial burden on parents; the parents have to buy school uniforms along with other fashion clothing. According to the people against school uniforms, school uniforms are money making tools of schools; often, school uniform manufacturers pay sums to schools to seek monopoly on uniforms of specific schools; children are constantly growing and manufacturers take advantage, and parents are left with no choice but to bear the costs of expensive school uniforms.
The people against school uniforms argue that ties in school uniforms are dangerous item of clothing. There are sometimes stories of kids accidentally getting strangles with ties around their necks. The people against school uniforms are just in favor of banishing school uniforms, which they feel are nothing, but useless. These people are in favor of giving maximum of liberty and self-expression to students.