Opinion: School Uniforms Are a Good Thing by Leslie T.
Many students in our community complain about wearing uniforms to school. I often overhear students saying that their uniforms are ugly or uncomfortable. People also feel that the uniform negatively impacts the way they present themselves to others because the outfit does not represent who they are.
I believe we need to understand that how we dress reflects who we are. First impressions matter. We judge others based on how they dress–especially when meeting them for the first time. People who wear sneakers and sag their jeans might make an observer believe they are thugs who like to hang out on the street. On the other hand, if they wear dress shoes, khaki pants and a nice shirt, they are automatically seen as educated.
Finally, our uniforms mean that BLAII has fewer bullying problems. Bullying occurs in high school mostly based on someone’s appearance. In our school, everyone looks the same because we wear the same shoes and uniform shirts. This means that bullies have almost nothing to use when they need a reason to pick on someone.