School Uniforms Argumentative Essay by Peter Pen

School Uniforms
A review of the debate over whether or not to introduce school uniforms into public schools in the United States.
# 99741 | 1,420 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007
Published on Nov 26, 2007 in Law (General) , Education (General)

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This paper discusses the debate for school uniforms in public schools in the United States. It describes the advantages and disadvantages of school uniforms as well as the arguments for and against their introduction, made by students and schools. The paper presents the writer's opinion on the topic of school uniforms and suggests that among other things, a standard uniform would make school campuses safer.

From the Paper:

"School officials agree the uniform fits closer to the body than the baggy clothing currently in style. The benefit of a tailored style is that illegal weapons would be hard to conceal. At Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 29, 1999, a tragedy occurred when two students smuggled in homemade pipe bombs, two sawed-off shotguns, a semiautomatic rifle, and an assault pistol. The students concealed the weapons in their baggy camouflage clothing, covered by their trench coats. Thirteen innocent people's lives were taken on this dreadful day (Cruz 7). If the uniform policy had been enforced at the time, this tragic incident might not have occurred because the paraphernalia would not fit under snug fitting attire."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cruz, Barbara C. School Dress Codes a Pro/Con Issue. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publisher, Inc. 2001.
  • King, Keith A. "Should School Uniforms Be Mandated In Elementary Schools?" Journal Of School Health 68:1 (Jan 1998): 32-38. EBSCOhost. 1 Nov. 2004 <>.
  • Sager, Michele. "School Uniform Policies Create Boom for Retailers, Clothing Makers." Tampa Tribune (25 July 1999): EBSCOhost. 1 Nov. 2004 <>.
  • "Uniforms: The Statistics." North Layton Junior High School. 1 Nov 2004 <>.
  • Wilson, Amy Mitchell. "Public School Dress Codes: The Constitutional Debate." Brigham Young University Education & Law Journal. (Spring98): 147-172. EBSCOhost. 1 Nov. 2004 <>.

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