School Uniforms Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

School Uniforms
This paper presents both sides of the argument regarding the requirement of the wearing of school uniforms in public schools.
# 63023 | 990 words | 7 sources | APA | 2005
Published on Dec 18, 2005 in Education (Administration) , Education (Social Issues) , Law (Historic Trials)

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This paper explains that the court case of "Tinker verses Des Moines Independent Community School" (1969) stated that students do not shed their constitutional rights at the school house doors; therefore, a student's freedom of expression in school must be protected unless it would seriously interfere with the requirements of appropriate discipline. The author points out that advocates for school uniforms base their need on the rationales that uniforms save money, time and undue stress to both students and parents, prevent students from wearing gang related clothing hiding the ability to conceal weapons and identify students who belong to the school and prepare students for the conservative dress of the real work-world. The paper relates that the opponents against required student uniforms base their arguments on the fact that there is no supporting evidence that uniforms improve school success, the uniforms are expensive and uniforms do not cut down on school violence.

Table of Contents
Pro Uniforms
Con Uniforms
My Neutral Voice

From the Paper:

"Because of the lack of statistical data, both sides of the uniform issue have strong points and are correct. There is no right answer and the debate will continue on forever unless both sides agree on a mutual acceptable consensus. Some possible solutions would be for both sides to agree to disagree and develop a dress code that highlights the needs of both sides, for example respects human rights but at the same time teaches students to dress for success. Both sides of the debate will gain in the long run, as well as the student. Parents will teach their children the art and skill of collaboration, working together, and reach consensus to achieve a common goal."

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