In addition, foes of uniforms say that they impose conformity and stifle students’ self-expression. A recent court case in Nevada charged that an elementary school uniform policy that required students to wear shirts with the school motto infringed upon their First Amendment rights, and that the youth organization exemption policy unnecessarily shut out local or regional organizations. Ultimately, the court found in favor of the school’s right to impose a uniform policy but required changes to the policy to properly protect students’ rights to free expression .
First of all, uniforms deny students the right of self expression. There is a need to encourage independence among the students, and uniforms disallow them that self- expression. Some of the opponents of uniform argue that, forcing students to wear uniforms can make them unruly as they may turn to unsuitable mode of dressing. Uniforms hamper a smooth transition of students from childhood to adulthood as their socialization is practically controlled. Uniforms may also be a probable source of uneasiness for students considering that; they need to make maximum use of their time in schools.
"A common bond exists among parents choosing private schools. They have been persuaded by direct experience or belief that the superior education they desire for their children, whether driven by an explicit individual need of the child or by the child's cultural or religious identity, cannot be adequately met in the school system currently provided by the province of Ontario," says Deani Van Pelt, assistant professor in education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster and co-author of " Ontario's Private Schools: Who Chooses Them and Why? ".