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Fast Facts. School Dress Codes Are Necessary and Constitutional - Opposing Viewpoints in Context. What are the benefits of school uniforms, as cited in the U.S.

School Dress Codes Are Necessary and Constitutional - Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Department of Education's Manual on School Uniforms? The author cites the Long Beach School District's uniform policy as decreasing crime by what percent? What are the three Ps of school safety? One survey of schools nationwide conducted by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) revealed that one out of five (21 percent) public, private and parochial school principles had either instigated a uniform policy, were currently writing one, or had it on their agenda for consideration. NAESP. Contact: Kaylen Tucker, NAESP 703-518-6257 Molly Hawkins, Lands’ End 608-935-6089 National Survey of School Leaders Reveals 2013 School Uniform Trends Lands’ End School Uniform and NAESP Partner to Report the Rise of School Uniforms ALEXANDRIA, VA—July 30, 2013—Long associated primarily with private and parochial institutions, school uniform policies have become a part of the natural landscape in public schools across the country.


What to wear? Schools increasingly making that decision. As students head back to school in the next few weeks, they're more likely than ever to arrive dressed in a school-sanctioned uniform, an increasingly popular policy that may not improve schools as advertised.

What to wear? Schools increasingly making that decision

Nearly one in five public schools required uniforms in 2010, up from just one in eight a decade earlier, according to the most recent findings from the U.S. Department of Education. The 60% growth in uniform requirements at school comes despite the fact that research on their effectiveness for safety and school climate is inconclusive. Overall, more than half of public schools enforce some sort of dress code, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. About 57% of schools now have a "strict dress code," researchers found, up from just more than 47% a decade earlier. Uniforms and Dress-Code Policies.

Does the old adage "clothes make the man" apply to in the school?

Uniforms and Dress-Code Policies

That is, can the way students dress have an impact on such things as school climate and safety, academic success, and behavior? Some administrators think so and have tightened up student dress codes or begun requiring students to wear uniforms as a way of reducing the risk of violence and creating a positive, productive learning environment. ECS Education Policy Issue Site: School Safety. Requiring students to wear uniforms or conform to dress codes is a practice that some private schools have used for many years to help maintain order.

ECS Education Policy Issue Site: School Safety

Clothing, dress codes & uniforms. Monday, April 1, 2002 One constitutional controversy raging in public schools today concerns mandatory school uniforms and dress codes.

Clothing, dress codes & uniforms

Proponents contend such measures instill discipline and prevent gang-related violence. They say uniforms and some dress codes lessen peer pressure aggravated by socioeconomic divisions, promote a unity of spirit and help administrators more quickly identify trespassers on school grounds. Some school administrators say that such restrictions help prepare students to “dress for success” in the job market. Opponents counter that such measures suppress student individuality and personal freedom. The push for uniform student dress Many public schools adopted dress codes and uniforms after then-President Bill Clinton endorsed uniforms in his 1996 State of the Union address: “I challenge all our schools to teach character education, to teach good values and good citizenship. Do Uniforms Make Schools Better? - Defining your ideal school. "i wore a uniform for 7 years. i loved it!

Do Uniforms Make Schools Better? - Defining your ideal school

In he long run you save money. all you need is like 3-4 cheap polos and a few pair of appropriate pants. thats it. all the people who say implementing uniforms are unfair to poor people are misunderstood. if you have no dress codes the kids would get made fun of if they wore the same clothes several times a week, but with uniforms, who would ever know? And as long as you dont outgrow them, you can keep them for years. as for "freedom of expression" and all that, you can still find ways to express yourself. does it freedom of exression only apply to what you wear? You can still enjoy th things you like, talk about what you want to talk about, etc.. i think uniforms are the way to go!

School Uniforms: Conformity vs. Creativity. Over the summer, Edmonds, Wash. school district administrators generated a heated discussion when they proposed a policy change that would allow individual schools to consider requiring students to wear uniforms.

School Uniforms: Conformity vs. Creativity

Although none of the district’s schools currently plan on adopting a uniform policy, the very mention of the topic ignited a firestorm of debate among local parents. In 1994, Long Beach Unified School District in California made national news by becoming the first major public school district to adopt a uniform policy. According to the U.S. Department of Education, after the policy went into effect, school crime in the district fell 36 percent, fights between students fell 51 percent, and sexual offenses fell 74 percent. Now, nearly two decades later, 19 percent of public schools across the country require uniforms, while 57 percent enforce a strict dress code.

Freedom to focus What else do parents and teachers mention? School Uniforms -