Today’s school uniforms appear more a punitive measure intended to deny students their right to freedom of expression. We live in a self-motivated society, full of exclusive characters that make our world a spontaneous one. We want to cheer our children to be expressive and to reason outside the box. According to Rob O’Donnell, “It’s even more of concern in mixed schools where, every day, girls see their male classmates come to school in trousers… Some girls really, really hate- absolutely hate- to wear skirts.” (O’Donnell 2016). Opposing to current belief, uniforms do not prohibit students from being themselves. Uniforms do not silence the power of speech. Uniforms are worn for direct identification and to motivate a feeling of oneness. A school uniform teaches students to wear…show more content… Through uniforms, everybody is more focused on schoolwork instead of their outfits. Also, it makes students less worried so they can focus on their academics because they would not be worrying about what they are dressed. Student attention in the classroom needs to come back to learn along with a formal appearance. French Toast.com reports, “mandate uniforms can serve to shift the emphasis from competition back to academic performance and personal achievement”. Uniforms encourage students to pay more attention to schoolwork and serve more time that students spend on picking out their clothes. It is true that students who wear uniforms get smarter than those without uniform. Examples are seen in private schools or public schools who wear a uniform. They performed better on their academic than non-uniform school. According to National Assessment of Educational Progress(NAEP) present report results in reading and mathematics for grades 4 and 8 in both private and public school. “In grades 4 and 8 for both reading and mathematics, students in private schools achieved at higher levels than students in public schools”.