See if you can come up with even more arguments in favor of
this idea - or how about a whole new speech arguing against the idea of
mandatory school uniforms?
Persuasive Speech entitled: The Case for School Uniforms
Should students be required to wear a uniform to school? That is the question that has been raised for discussion here today.
Private schools have long been known for having school
uniform policies. Now some public schools such as ours are deciding
whether or not they want their students to wear a school uniform.
Some people argue that requiring students to dress a
certain way takes away their sense of creativity and individuality.
However, there are several strong arguments in favor of schools
requiring school uniforms.
Wearing a school uniform can encourage some students to take their responsibilities more seriously.
If they wear the same clothes to school that they wear when
they go to the mall with their friends, they may have the same laid
back attitude in both places.
Wearing "work clothes" to school can change the students'
frame of mind and inspire a more serious attitude that is focused on
School uniforms can also lessen the negative effects of
class status. In some schools you are only popular if you wear the
latest fashions and trends.
Students are sometimes left out or even teased if they are
unable or unwilling to pay to dress the way the popular students are
dressing. Requiring students to wear a school uniform levels the
playing field, by reducing the implied class status that is created when
only certain students can buy the most expensive clothes.
Not only is teasing decreased, but violence can also be prevented at schools that have a required uniform.
Gang violence is becoming more prevalent at schools around
the country. Sometimes fights can start over someone wearing the
"wrong color" or gang symbol. There have even been instances of gang
members sneaking into schools to recruit or harass students.
Required school uniforms can reduce fighting among students
and prevent outsiders from being able to get into the school
Some opponents of school uniforms worry about the cost, but uniforms can actually cost less than other school clothes.
With regular clothes you usually buy a different outfit for
each day of the week. You may even buy more than that. With a school
uniform you can just purchase a few items, as you don't have to worry
about wearing something different each day. You can also pass school
uniforms down to family members, or find them on sale from other
There is a lot of controversy over whether or not school
uniforms should be required. However, when you look at the facts you
will see that there are many benefits to students all wearing the same
thing to school.
Students may take school more seriously, teasing and violence can be decreased, and you may even save some money.
Please keep these benefits in mind when you vote today!
Use the right words, and you'll find that persuading folks to think
differently about your chosen topic is not as difficult as you may have
thought it would be.