Uniforms help students focus on their most important task, learning. By eliminating the daily distractions of unregulated school clothing, as well as the peer pressure associated with “label competition,” uniforms set the tone for a proper work attitude in the classroom, reduce behavior problems and improve student performance.
An attractive standard of dress enhances school spirit, good self-image and school unity. Just as an athletic team’s uniforms promote unity and spirit, so can a school uniform. Similarly, research has shown there is a link between a student’s appearance and teachers’ expectations. High expectations mean high achievement.
A standard of dress allows students’ attention to be directed toward learning and growing in the place it matters most, the classroom. Instead of demonstrating their self-expression through the latest contemporary styles in the hallway, students focus on more appropriate ways to express themselves during their school day, most notably through personal or academic achievement.
A safe school environment is essential for learning. School uniforms help to make the campus safer by eliminating clothing used to intimidate or conceal contraband. In addition, a standard school uniform can make it easier for school officials to identify any non-students and outsiders.
Comparisons show that school uniforms cost significantly less than what most parents pay for unregulated school clothing. French Toast is less expensive than other types of clothing. A student can easily be outfitted with easy-care, long-lasting French Toast uniforms for about $150.00 a year. This includes 10 to 12 items. The durability, re-usability and the year-to-year consistency also cut costs. ~French Toast Uniforms via Target