While some argue that school uniforms eliminate distractions and help students focus on learning, others believe that a strict dress code stifles students’ self-expression. The Onion breaks down the arguments for and against school uniforms.

FOR

Encourages students to bully based on who victim really is, not superficial appearances


Makes goth kids really work for it


Keeps students focused on learning the teachings of the lord, not their clothes


Gives children valuable experience with collared shirts that will be valuable later in life

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Promotes conformity


AGAINST

Ugh, so lame


Lunch box industry not prepared to pick up self-expression slack


Suppresses a young person’s need for individuality, currently expressed by wearing leggings purchased from Justice

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Might increase student expression via words and actions


Not even Melissa can make a red and khaki color palette work

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