McMechen High School, the Board of Commissions have made a clear list of clothing items that are not tolerated in school property. But as local school boards have focused more on improving standardized test scores and campus safety, a growing number have begun requiring school uniforms — typically, a polo shirt of a particular color paired with navy or khaki pants, skirts or shorts. Christopher Cascio is a memoirist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and literature from Southampton Arts at Stony Brook Southampton, and a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in the rhetoric of fiction from Pennsylvania State University. In their opinion, intellectual levels of the student, quality of curriculum, suitable environment, infrastructure. The group decided to express its disapproval of the war in Vietnam by wearing black armbands throughout the holiday season.
On the other hand, some people are against school uniforms as they think that school uniforms suppress their freedom of expression and originality. These concerns however, result from a lack of evidence or studies linking uniforms to positively promoting psychological stimulations and preventing violence. The students were seventh- and eighth-graders at Vaughn and Pine Middle Schools in Reno and at Sparks Middle School in Sparks. If you ask students if they like to wear a uniform, 99 percent of them will say no. Wearing uniforms in public schools result in positive effects. This is accomplished similarly to the way an athletic team uniform builds team unity. Some have expressed that it lessens the arguments in the family since they do not have to discuss with their children about the clothes the latter wear in school.
In a Long Beach case study conducted in 1995 after school uniforms were adopted, overall crime rate dropped by 91 percent, school suspensions dropped by 90 percent, sex offenses were reduced by 96 percent, and incidents of vandalism decreased by 69 percent. Yet, research on current school uniform efforts is minimal, especially when considering students' opinions. Critics of wearing school uniforms claim that imposing what clothes to wear on people curtails the freedom of boys and girls to be who they are and express themselves. This can lead to lower self-esteem and self confidence on students who do not feel they look good in uniforms. While students who are free to wear casual clothes at school usually use the same outfit for an entire day, students who are enrolled in a school that imposes a uniform tend to wear two outfits: a uniform during school hours and a casual one after school, forcing parents to spend even more money on clothes.
Similarly, school uniforms contribute to improving behavior of students, both inside school and outside. By including student and school fixed-effects we find evidence that uniform adoption improves attendance in secondary grades, while in elementary schools they generate large increases in teacher retention. Additionally, school police data showed a 63 percent reduction in police log reports during the first year of implementation. However, found little impact on academics at all levels and little evidence of improvement in attendance for girls and drop in attendance for boys. This report makes a conclusion that students wearing school uniforms do not have to worry about being bullied because of their dressing or from being excluded from social cliques based on wardrobes. Therefore, students who do not wear the latest and greatest, may feel left out, criticized, or even bullied by their peers. For example, a in a large urban school district in the Southwest found that asking students to wear uniforms did not result in any change in the number of suspensions for elementary school students.
One way to improve these issues would be to implement a uniform policy. Similar instances have occurred when schools deny students of making a point and standing up for what they believe in. The two articles are contrasted in this study. Findings were very similar to the original article's findings. There are more positive effects of wearing school uniforms than negative.
Wearing them reduces stress among students. With the help of a standard uniform, these problems can be quickly resolved and avoid problems in the future as well. The clothes children wear, however, can misrepresent the person they truly are behind the designer jeans and brand-name sweater. First, through the decision as to what the uniforms should look like, and second, through intolerance to students who want to dress according to their gender or sexual identities. School uniforms make mornings easier! It's called part of growing up. Before the students could protest, the principals of the Des Moines schools heard and adopted a dress code policy that forbade any student from wearing an armband to class. School uniforms also reduce disciplinary issues and crime.
School Uniforms are Necessary The idea of requiring to wear uniforms is nothing new and has been used for at least a century to help foster a sense of academia and respect for oneself within the school setting. Research shows mixed results of the impact of school uniforms on student behavior. They argue that most reforms which proponents cling on are not solely because of the use of school uniforms, but a combination of several reform measures taken by the institution Draa, 2005. One of the main purposes of school is acclimatize students to the different types of people they will meet in their life. Uniforms are basically an outfit that student wear. Those who are not in favor of school uniform policies argue that if this is implemented, it will be easier for criminals to enter the school premises unnoticed.
Research on the effects of school uniforms is still nascent. Critiques of school uniform believe that dresses have nothing to do with the learning process. They feel a sense of pride with their school and are bound to behave very well to create a good impression of their school as well as to avoid outsiders from reporting their bad behavior-if any-to their school. I believe school uniforms may be part of a broad array of programs and approaches that a school may adopt to bring change. Schools with a school uniform policy, have students who can get ready for school quickly and have time to eat breakfast and organize for a successful day. My personal opinion is that uniforms can be an effective tool for supporting a positive school climate and overall changes, but it will vary by school context. Dress codes limit clothing options while school uniforms define clothing options.