Uniforms in Public Schools Argumentative Essay by ABCs

Uniforms in Public Schools
Argues in support of mandatory uniform policies for U.S. public school students.
# 114175 | 1,300 words | 13 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on May 31, 2009 in Education (Administration) , Education (Social Issues)

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This paper explains that, whereas wearing a school uniform was once associated with high-cost exclusive schools, nowadays, there is a growing movement to implement the wearing of school uniforms by students attending public schools. Although the opposition argues that uniforms prohibit self-expression and strip students of their individuality, the author believes that the implementation of strict uniforms and dress codes are associated with long-term academic, behavioral and social benefits, which improve the educational climate. The paper concludes that a dress code does not superimpose a higher authority on students but rather unites the community and builds character.

From the Paper:

"Nowadays, students are going to school with inappropriate coverage such as female students using strapless, halter, and midriff tops that show their belly buttons, or using too-short skirts and shorts. Some use shirts with inappropriate slogans and symbols that seem to promote alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking, or placement of vulgar language. Using clothes that are revealing certainly distract students, as sexuality potentially interferes with a child's attention to his academic work."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Azoulay, J.F. 1 January 2003. "School uniform market: a changing picture: the advent of widespread public school uniform policies has brought competition to the market and mass merchandising to the fore. Marketplace dynamics have undergone a radical transformation, accordingly. (Hot copy: an industry update)." Children's Business. 3 September 2008. <http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-96503280.html>
  • Curry, J. 2 September 2008. "Uniforms earning high marks in public school." The New York Times. 3 September 2008. <http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE4D81F3DF935A25753C1A96E948260>
  • DaCosta, K. 1 January 2006. "Dress code blues: an exploration of urban students' reaction to a public high school uniform policy." The Journal of Negro Education. 1 September 2008. < http://www.highbeam.com >
  • DeMatteo, A. 17 March 2007. "Public gets say on school uniforms." New Haven Register. 2 September 2008. < http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-15110146.html>
  • EducationBug.org. 2008. "Public school uniform debate." 3 September 2008. <http://www.educationbug.org/a/public-school-uniform-debate.html>

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