Mandating school uniforms is a economic burden to parents

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In a book published in November by Scarecrow Education, Brunsma seeks to set the record straight on what uniforms can and cannot do for public schools.

And his general conclusion is “not much.” “Despite the media coverage,” Brunsma writes in The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us About American Education, “despite the anecdotal meanderings of politicians, community members, educators, board members, parents, and students, uniforms have not been effective at attacking the very outcomes and issues they were assumed to aid.” That means, he says, that uniform policies don’t curb violence or behavioral problems in schools.

There’s something about a student in uniform, muses Principal Rudolph Saunders as he scans the busy lunchroom here at Stephen Decatur Middle School.

Under Decatur’s policy, all students wear the standard school attire consisting of khaki pants with polo shirts in white, burgundy, or navy blue.

We still haven’t answered the most important question before us. I once thought the most ethical solution lay somewhere in the middle, between individual responsibility and collective compassion, but I now feel strongly we need to choose a singular direction.The earliest documented proof of institutionalised use of a standard academic dress dates back to 1222 when the then Archbishop of Canterbury ordered the wearing of the cappa clausa about 800 years ago.Little is known prior to the Archbishop of Canterbury ordered monks to wear a specific monastic form of dress.A school uniform is a uniform worn by students primarily for a school or otherwise educational institution.They are common in primary and secondary schools in various countries.

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