Pro to the question "Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?"
"Contrary to popular belief, uniforms do not stop students from being themselves. Uniforms do not silence voices. Students can wear a variety of expressive items, such as buttons or jewelry...
Also, uniforms are more practical than regular clothes... Students who wear uniforms during the week do not need a lot of leisure clothes, which can lower clothing costs.
It is also worth noting that uniforms do not have to be expensive, they can simply be particular pants and sweaters. If low-income families still cannot afford uniforms, there are many ways to help them.
Districts, school parents, graduates as well as community and business leaders have worked together to donate or finance uniforms...
Yet another benefit of uniforms is that they teach students to dress according to guidelines. Some believe that uniforms do not prepare students for the real world in which people wear whatever they want. However, most workplaces have uniforms or dress codes.
Also, uniforms increase student safety. They prevent thefts because no one's clothes are more valuable. Moreover, intruders can be easily sighted. It is easier for field-trip chaperones to know for which students they are responsible."
"The Case for High School Uniforms," PennLive.com, May 31, 2009