Pros And Cons Of School Uniforms

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Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States and avid supporter of schools uniforms, once stated to the Federal Education Department, “our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms” to put “discipline and learning back in our schools” (Mitchell, 1). From kindergarten to beyond, a school's priority should be to provide a safe space for learning and cultivating knowledge and school uniforms help schools create this through safety, unity and focus. While opposers argue uniforms block a student's right to freedom of expression and individuality, they are still able to express themselves through other aspects of school. School uniforms should be required in grade school, by both private and public schools because they promote learning by providing a safer environment, stronger focus on education, and increased sense of community. Implementing a school uniform creates a safer environment in schools, decreasing many problems that arise for students and teachers. Violence has become a major problem in many school districts with increased gang violence and general unsafe environments for children to learn in. There is not one solution, however, school uniforms have been proven in multiple schools to reduce violence, and would benefit many other schools if implemented. After a middle school in Long Beach, California implemented school uniforms, fighting incidents, assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a weapons and drugs were all

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