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Back to school: More public schools require uniforms

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While some students oppose school uniforms, many school principals are advocating a uniform policy citing its positive impact in schools — public and private.
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More and more public schools are starting to go with uniforms. Principals say that it makes a positive impact on peer pressure, bullying, tardiness, discipline in the classroom and school safety. Some schools are requiring the uniforms students buy to have their school logo on it. The uniforms help stores with profits like Walmart and other boutiques. Uniforms will help with students behavior and school issues with tardiness and gang violence being brought into the school. Students will no longer be able to represent the gang throughout the school. Students will also all be looked as a an equal instead of different cliques based off the latest fashion who can afford it and who can't. Uniforms will also help prevent bullying and making kids stand out. Parents sometimes wont be able to afford the uniform but it is a lot cheaper than buying seasonal clothes. 

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Cedar Rapids private, public school students discover their similarities - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Cedar Rapids private, public school students discover their similarities - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines | Public School Uniforms | Scoop.it
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines Cedar Rapids private, public school students discover their similarities The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines Franklin and Regis middle schools in Cedar Rapids are only a couple...
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In this case the only thing different between these two schools was one wore uniforms and the others didn't. The students are all the same and some have the same personalities and interests. Before the teachers brought their 6th graders together the students thought they were different from the other children. These teachers try to teach their students about diversity and no  judging others. This little experiment helped these students learn that the students in uniforms and the students in fashionable clothes are all the same. 

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Are uniforms good or bad? (with subtitles) - YouTube

This video has two opposite opinions about school uniforms. I made this video to use with my Clear Argument lesson which can be downloaded from eslprintables...
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Uniforms are good for being on time to school because in the morning students don't have to think about what they are going to wear. Students just put their uniforms on and go to school being on time. Uniforms will help all students be equal because no one will be noticed if they aren't wearing name brand or fashionable clothes because they are all wearing the same uniform. Uniforms can be bad for students because it doesn't let students express themselves and show their personality. Students choose the clothes that reflect their personality and forcing students to wear a uniform is taking away the chance to express themselves through what they wear. Uniforms also allow strangers to see what their name is but where i went to school we had our picture with our first and last name on it and what school we went to along with our student ID number. The name part of this video is not a valid reason because most public schools make you wear a name tag in some certain way. The other reason stating that students cant express themselves with what they wear is true to a point, but students can wear makeup, style their hair differently from others, and wear jewelry. Uniforms will bring down the violence rate in public schools along with the bullying. 

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English 102 Maria Mitchell Uniforms in Public Schools

My multimodal project for English 102 due March 6, 2012. I do not own any of the pictures. They are from google images.
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School uniforms are a positive thing to bring to public schools because students are more on time and don't have to sit there and choose what they are going to wear that day. Uniforms can also express students freedom through hair, make up, jewelry, and other things. Uniforms will prevent gangs being in school and weapons being brought into school under baggy clothing. This video states that the majority of students that don't show up to school is because they are afraid. Uniforms will create a positive and safe learning environment, encourage better discipline and helps better to identify intruders and prevent gangs. Uniforms will help decrease violence on campus and form a sense of equality among the students. Almost 3 million crimes in public school happen each year. Uniforms help promote good behavior and create a better learning environment. It helps the student feel more apart of the organization like a legitimate member of the organization being school. School uniforms can also save money because parents don't have to buy the latest fashions and they have financial aid programs that can help buy the child's uniforms. Most stores sell cheap clothes for the uniforms as well. If we put uniforms in public school you eventually will see the change in the student's behavior and the schools problems. 

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Hey, are you SERIOUS??That's our style and we do not want unsightly jackets!!)

Hey, are you SERIOUS??That's our style and we do not want unsightly jackets!!) | Public School Uniforms | Scoop.it


                                                     By Marian Wilde



For the past decade, schools, parents and students have clashed over the issue of regulating student attire. In 2007, cases involving an anti-Bush T-shirt in Vermont, an anti-gay T-shirt in San Diego and Tigger socks in Napa, California, made their way through the courts, causing many to wonder whether this debate will ever be resolved.

Meanwhile, researchers are divided over how much of an impact - if any - dress policies have upon student learning. A 2004 book makes the case that uniforms do not improve school safety or academic discipline. A 2005 study, on the other hand, indicates that in some Ohio high schools uniforms may have improved graduation and attendance rates, although no improvements were observed in academic performance.

Why do some public schools have uniforms?

In the 1980s, public schools were often compared unfavorably to Catholic schools. Noting the perceived benefit that uniforms conferred upon Catholic schools, some public schools decided to adopt a school uniform policy.

President Clinton provided momentum to the school uniform movement when he said in his 1996 State of the Union speech, "If it means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms."

The pros and cons of school uniforms





According to proponents, school uniforms:

-Help prevent gangs from forming on campus
-Encourage discipline
-Help students resist peer pressure to buy trendy clothes
-Help identify intruders in the school
-Diminish economic and social barriers between students
-Increase a sense of belonging and school pride
-Improve attendance



Opponents contend that school uniforms:

-Violate a student's right to freedom of expression
-Are simply a Band-Aid on the issue of school violence
-Make students a target for bullies from other schools
-Are a financial burden for poor families
-Are an unfair additional expense for parents who pay taxes for a free public education
-Are difficult to enforce in public schools.



From: http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/defining-your-ideal/121-school-uniforms.gs ;

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There are a lot of pros and cons to the public school uniforms problem. Students wearing uniforms show up to school but it doesn't improve the grades of students. Students wearing uniforms don't get to express the freedom they have but it helps prevent gangs in schools and bullying for kids that can't afford name brand clothing. If students wore uniforms that would help spot intruders and increase in school pride while letting the kid feel like he or she belongs with the rest of the kids. It diminish's economic and social barriers between students but it also is an unfair additional expense for parents who pay taxes for the free education and for poor families who can't afford the uniforms. Although uniforms sound pretty good it wouldn't help the problem we have these days with violence on campus. Bullying wouldn't really be solved because of students from other schools who don't have to wear uniforms would bully the ones from the schools that do have to wear them. Uniforms in school would solve the issue of inappropriate clothing being worn in school and being taking to court because of a anti-gay shirt or Tigger socks.  Uniforms have a lot of good and bad things but would be best to get in public schools. 

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Public School Uniforms: The Pros and Cons for Your Child | PublicSchoolReview.com

Public School Uniforms:  The Pros and Cons for Your Child | PublicSchoolReview.com | Public School Uniforms | Scoop.it
Learn about the pros and cons of uniforms in public schools.
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Parents and school administrators think that students wearing school uniforms creates a better learning environment for the students. Students are more focused on their school work then what themselves and others are wearing. For students the uniforms eliminate the peer pressure to dress in the latest styles. Uniforms also eliminates bullying about peoples clothing or how poor they look and what not. Uniforms have reduced tardiness, suspension, violence, gang related problems, skipping classes, and discipline referrals.  Uniforms make the children feel apart of the school, like they are committed to school, also increases school pride. Uniforms also have a negative side to them. They don't allow students to completely express themselves through their clothing. Students are allowed to make their hair different or wear jewelry and what not but they can't show off their style and express their feelings through their clothing. Some parents can't afford the uniforms and some schools are trying to help with that issue. Uniforms cut down on the cost of having to buy your children the latest fashion and having to buy several new outfits when you could buy 5 uniforms or less and use them throughout the year without having to buy winter clothes then going back and having to buy spring clothes after a while. 

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Isabella Gomez's curator insight, May 14, 2014 8:43 AM

This is a valid  article because it uses graphs and statistics that shows the number of students in public schools use  uniforms. It also uses a lot of good and bad things  and supports them with facts. It also  uses links to other articles.

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Tulsa Public Schools Helping Students Who Can't Afford Uniforms

Hundreds of Tulsa students are heading back to class with preppy new looks.

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Uniforms are making the children act differently and they come to school wanting to do their best. Uniforms are making the students look better and schools are helping parents with the costs. Some parents can't afford uniforms but some schools are giving out 2 free shirts and uniforms are as much as $15 a piece. One school has a closet for clothes a child could take if they need them and they have new uniforms in this closet as well. Uniforms is preventing gangs to be associated in school. Bullying percentages have dropped with uniforms being in school. Students seem to act and look prepared to learn. The students wearing the uniform look spectacular as a teacher says. Some parents worry about the expense but school leaders are trying to work with them helping parents get their children the appropriate clothes to wear. 

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School Uniforms in Public Schools

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Kids these days are getting bullied for the things they wear or say, like some kids are getting beat up, stabbed or shot for stupid reasons. Every 1 in 4 kids get bullied in some type of way weather it be verbal, physical, etc. Uniforms for parents are expensive and cost around $250 per year for two children in a middle class household. Parents who don't have to buy uniforms but have to buy their children a lot of clothes to send their children to school spend around $400 in the middle class household. Going with uniforms in public schools eliminates pressure for parents to buy the latest fashion year after year for their child to dress like everyone else when they go to school. Uniforms will save money for other things needed in households and it will prevent violence among the students. Uniforms made the crime rate drop 91%, suspension dropped 90%, sex offenses were reduced by 96% and vandalism also dropped a good percentage.

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Entrepreneur profile: Rob Barranco - Montgomery Advertiser

Entrepreneur profile: Rob Barranco - Montgomery Advertiser | Public School Uniforms | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur profile: Rob Barranco
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That's when the wave hit. Everybody started going to uniforms because nationally that's what was going on. Of course public schools went a few years ago and that's been a great boon for us.
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School uniforms is becoming the new thing for schools around the nation. A bunch of school private and public are switching to uniforms which led Rob Barranco to start a clothing company that sales uniforms which eighty percent of his profit comes from the back to school season. Since a lot of schools are switching to uniforms Barranco was able to start a second location with selling uniforms. More and more schools are starting to realize that having uniforms is better for the students and also for Barranco's business. Catholic schools in Alabama are starting to switch to uniforms and chose Rob's store to make the uniforms for the children at their school. 

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Parent Starts Anti-School Uniform Petition - Malden, MA Patch

Parent Starts Anti-School Uniform Petition - Malden, MA Patch | Public School Uniforms | Scoop.it
Would you or a student you know sign a petition against instituting school uniforms in Malden public schools? Parent Robin Farren has started a campaign of students and families opposed to the idea.

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Some parents are against the uniforms because of money and also paying for a school entrance fee. Parents say that the students that are poor and can't afford uniforms should be handed them, but then that is costing the school and city. Parents are arguing that school should be free if they are having to pay for several sets of uniforms. Most schools let kids stick to the dress code that is provided but most of the kids don't follow them, so school uniforms would be a lot better because then everyone is the same and no one will be judged if they can't afford Polo Ralph Lauren or other name brand clothing. Students should also have a say in if they want uniforms or not and parents should as well, but they need to look at the facts. 

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