16 March 2010
Preliminary thesis: The use of school uniforms produces a better learning environment for students.
This article is about the debate over school uniforms in public schools. The author summarizes parent’s complaints that school uniforms “trample student’s right of expression and parent’s right to raise children without government interference.” (qtd. in Motsinger, para. 2)
Some parents feel that school uniforms take away their children’s right to express themselves. There are ways for children to express who they are without doing it through their wardrobe. Some of those alternate ways are through the arts, their personality, morals, friendships, etc. In my opinion, clothing is not at the top of the list for methods of expression. School uniforms are believed to enhance educational possibilities. Opportunities for a better education are more important than limiting one single outlet of expression. It is not as if every single method of self-expression is being taken away.