School Uniforms


Currently in America an on going debate continues regarding a uniform
policy suggested to public and private schools. This develops into a
controversial issue because valid argument exist on both sides. Giving this
issue much thought has lead me to believe that making mandatory
would help the school systems. School uniforms would help unruly classrooms,
also students would not have to buy expensive clothes and students would not get
killed over tennis shoes.
Schools that have adopted uniforms have reported several advantages.
Some school systems including ones in Miami, Detroit, and Los Angeles have
adopted a voluntary uniform policy. Under this plan schools do not require
students ...

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expensive clothing and
sneakers. School systems hope uniforms will help to eliminate gang violence
caused by students wearing rival gang colors. Uniforms would also prevent the
wealthier students from picking on their less fortunate classmates because they
can not afford to dress the same. Although no evidence confirms that the
uniform policy will improve academic achievement, the Long Beach Unified School
District reported a 50% decline in the number of disturbances at school and bus
stops in their district. Overall, the Long Beach Unified School District has
set an example for other schools planning to adopt the uniform policy by showing
noticeable improvements in specific areas of its educational environment.
Opponents of the uniform policy say it comes with disadvantages. Not
all students want to fit in. Instead, they value their freedom and
individuality. Students feel that making school uniforms mandatory takes away
their right to self-expression. Opponents ...

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Added: 9/5/2006 10:36:04 AM
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