Essay about Uniforms Of Public School : Rough Draft

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Uniforms in Public School: Rough Draft Throughout the 1980’s, uniforms were simply an anomaly reserved for public schools requiring desperate changes in order to spark positive academic and behavioral growth. It wasn’t until 1994, when a district in Long Beach, California adopted a mandatory uniform policy for all elementary and middle-school students. The highly-publicized report created interest from all over the country after the district reported a decreased of up 36 percent in relation to school crimes. For decades, parents, schools, and students have argued over the validity of benefits related to school uniforms and whether or not morality the right message was being sent to the students. Former President Bill Clinton provided the first bit of momentum when he said in his 1996 State of the Union speech, “If it means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms.”
Public Schools should not require students to wear uniforms because they do not prevent nor decrease bullying, does not improve attendance or academic readiness, and is a violation of their First Amendment rights. Those in favor of public school uniforms often claim that uniforms prevent bullying in school, being that everyone is wearing the same thing, but this is untrue. Though in most cases there are strict rules about accessory colors, each student will still carry different shoe brands, along with…

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