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Wearing Uniforms is not a Good Idea


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Everybody has his own character, but if schools require uniforms and control everything students wear, it is difficult for students to show this individuality.

Kyoung Eun Park from Korea

In my opinion, wearing school uniforms is not a good idea. Many teachers think if students wear uniforms they will behave better and follow rules, but I disagree. Uniforms just make students look orderly, but it is not always true that students behave better because they are wearing uniforms.

Everybody has his own character, but if schools require uniforms and control everything students wear, it is difficult for students to show this individuality.

For example some schools even tell their students what kind of socks they have to wear. When a friend of mine wore socks with two blue lines, her teacher told her to take those socks off and then took them away from her.

There is another reason I don't like uniforms. They are uncomfortable. When I was in high school, my high school permitted us to wear casual clothes, but a year later the teachers changed the rules. They wanted us to wear uniforms again, so we had to wear them.

Our uniform was a very uncomfortable skirt. In summer, the material the skirt was made of felt very hot, and in winter wearing a skirt instead of pants was very cold. In addition, when we were wearing the uniforms,we couldn't run.


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